Join Us with Confidence

It isn’t just about praising the grit they’ve shown throughout the pandemic. This year’s IHAF Conference & Awards is also about what comes next for in-house agencies. And while we can’t predict the future, we can build on the lessons we’ve learned to keep advancing our teams.

For corporate creatives and marketeers, that means being ready for anything—much like this year’s conference, Resilience to Reinvention, on November 9-10. Here’s what you can expect.

A Hybrid Event

In the spirit of resilience and flexibility, the IHAF Conference & Awards is a hybrid event so everyone has the chance to attend. Join us in person at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston or virtually from the comfort of your desktop.

These two ticket options offer something for everyone, but we also know things change. If you’re on the fence about the best way to participate, you’ll be pleased to know you can change your ticket type from in-person to virtual (or vice versa) through October 22, 2021.

A Safe Environment

For those attending in person, we’re committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment for our members to reconnect. Take a look at the safety protocols we’re implementing including proof of full vaccination or COVID-negative status, indoor masking, and on-site precautions by our host hotel. Thanks in advance for doing your part to protect the in-house agency community!

Inspiring Sessions & Speakers

From in-depth keynotes to shorter sessions packed with wisdom, IHAF Conference attendees get to explore Resilience to Reinvention with an impressive lineup of speakers:

• Keynote Presentations

• Zipporah Allen will share how Taco Bell went all-in on tech and engagement
• Jessica Fein from Bright Horizons talks about executing a full creative overhaul
• And, Kelly Skinner from Wayfair shows us how to pivot for positive change

• Lightning Talks

• Mike Boyd from Nationwide is talking about reinventing how you work
• DJ Min from Vanguard opens up about building new functions while leading from home
• And, Brooks Stevenson from Optum touches on staying true to your purpose

• Workshops

• We’re also offering two professional development workshops. The first is focused on building a resilient workforce. The second is all about reinvention. Both promise to be timely power-ups for advancing your in-house agency.

Sweet Victory Celebrations

Another big part of our annual event is the IHAF Awards—two distinct competitions that praise creative excellence and team performance. Topping off our conference sessions on November 9, the 2021 In-House Creativity Awards celebration begins. Peruse our creative gallery, showcasing over 900 entries competing for gold, silver and honorable mentions before we announce the winners at the IHAF Awards Show. The celebration continues on November 10, when we name one top team In-House Agency of the Year.

Reconnecting with Peers

The IHAF Conference & Awards brings in-house agency pros together to share valuable insights, hone their skills together and talk shop. This year, networking comes in two flavors: virtually, through skill-building workshops and online sponsor booths, and in-person through networking lunches, a cocktail reception, and even a trolley tour of Boston. Check out our agenda for the full schedule.

Claim Your Spot

We’re thrilled for you to join us this year, in person or remotely. Armed with all you need to know about this year’s conference, the only thing left to do is register. And, don’t worry—if your plans change, you have until October 22 to change your ticket type.

Ready to network, learn and grow with the in-house agency community? Register for the IHAF Conference & Awards in person on November 9-10. Can’t make the trip? Our virtual option brings Boston to you. We hope to see you there, wherever you are!

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