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Day at the Capitol

March 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


AAF Austin is working with the Texas chapters in AAF District 10 to present:

Texas Advertising Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 2,

10:00 AM CST – 5:00 PM CST

A Virtual event via Zoom

This Virtual Day At The Capitol is our chance to impact legislation that governs the advertising industry, directly affecting each of our livelihoods. Texas lawmakers are ready to hear our voices and understand our impact on the Texas economy.

One of the main reasons the American Advertising Federation was created is to educate and keep our industry healthy through a grassroots network to keep our legislators aware of the economic impact our industry has and how legislation affects us. 

We’ll kick off our Virtual Day at the Capitol at 10am with Roy Spence as our keynote speaker. AAF National President and CEO Steve Pacheco will welcome participants and introduce industry experts who will educate our attendees about issues affecting our industry through a series of short lightning talks.

  • Advertising Sales Tax impact – Clark Rector, EVP Government Affairs, AAF National
  • Deductibility of Advertising Expenses – Carla Michelotti, Government Affairs Chair, AAF National
  • Privacy laws – Michael Signorelli, Partner, Veneble, LLC
  • Film Incentive Programs – Mindy Raymond, Texas Moving Picture Association/TXMPA
  • US Postal Service reform – Patrick Henderson, Executive Director of Government Affairs, Quad Graphics

We’ll break for lunch, then distribute talking points and resources.

Next we’ll have the opportunity to go into breakout rooms for each chapter to meet with State Representatives, Senators, and/or staff members to raise awareness of the economic contribution of our industry and the negative impact that taxation of services would have on our workforce.

Attendees will return to the main room at 4pm for a recap of the day, trivia with prizes, networking, and starting at 4:30, enjoy the sounds of our live music guests.

Do a favor for the future of the advertising industry. Help make our voices heard.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:00 AM CST – 5:00 PM CST


$10/Student ticket, $20/Member ticket, $30/Non-Member ticket.

Ticket for Legislative Meetings only (1-4pm CST) is free.

Profits benefit the AAF Mosaic Council, the advertising industry’s preeminent think tank on diversity and inclusion.

Thank you to our Sponsors!                 

Thank you to our District 10 Partners!

AAF Amarillo

AAF Corpus Christi

AAF Dallas

AAF Fort Worth

AAF Houston

AAF Lubbock

AAF San Antonio

AAF Tenth District


March 2, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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