Event Details

The IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show is our biggest event of the year. It is also the premiere networking and learning opportunity for in-house agency professionals, with nearly 300 attendees. Flanked by our two-day conference is the popular IHAF Awards Show—an evening affair, celebrating creativity across print and digital categories.

Our 2016 conference centered on the rapidly changing advertising landscape and the significant demands being placed on corporate creative organizations as a result. We called it Game Changers, focused on the business, media and environmental factors that are changing the game in how marketing is conceived, and featuring companies that are leading the way in how consumers are engaged. If you missed our 2016 event, you can experience it through our photo album or the event presentations available for IHAF members to download. 

With a mix of inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions and ample networking, the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show offers unique opportunities for in-house agency leaders and contributors to keep pace with today's marketing marketplace. Our 2017 conference will take place on November 8-9 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, MA, so be sure to mark those dates on your calendar now and book your room. Event registration opens in early summer.

What Are People Saying About IHAF Events?

“Every time I attend an IHAF event, I learn something. I always have a nugget of a take-away that I can apply to my role, my thinking and ideas. It’s a great forum for inspiration...truly. I love IHAF!”

— Liz Larson,
VP, Brand and Advertising, MFS Investment Management

“Thanks for putting together such a great event! We had engaging presenters, candid conversation and a wonderful sponsor. The ability to network and gain perspective about similar issues we all are experiencing is invaluable.”

— Michael Kerr,
Senior Vice President, Bank of America

“Attending allowed me the opportunity to connect with so many other in-house creative leaders and provided insight into other internal creative departments that helps me to develop and grow my own team.”

— Amanda Froehlich,
Manager, Creative Operations, Saint-Gobain