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The Student Advertising Summit (SAS) is an exclusive two-day event for students and young professionals. SAS attendees will have the opportunity to network with advertising professionals, get insights on how to create an impactful resume and portfolio, and hear from industry-leading speakers. SAS 2020 will give a taste of the intense, ever-evolving field of advertising.
day 1: January 30th
Colonial Warehouse
day 2: January 31st
Macnamara alumni center

Networking with local agencies


Professional headshot opportunities


Resume reviews


Agency Sponsors Arrive & Setup


Attendee Arrival


Director Introduction & Welcoming


Keynote 1


Breakout Sessions, Group 1


Breakout Sessions, Group 2


Breakout Sessions, Group 3




Keynote 2


Breakout Session, Group 4 OR Resume/Portfolio Reviews


Director Conclusion


Departure OR Agency Tours

greg swan

Greg Swan is the Head of Digital at Fallon and he will be giving this years keynote titled: 

WTF is Advertising in 2020? 

It’s a crazy era to be in advertising and marketing communications. Instagram is losing its likes. The FTC is redefining the definition of an “ad.” And influencers are using #ad even when they aren’t being paid! In era of demetrification, deepfakes, A.I. and #sponcon, what even is advertising as we look at the year to come? Join Fallon’s head of digital and social, Greg Swan, for a conversation about the trends to watch in the coming year, and real-world examples of how creatives and brand strategists are adapting to the changing nature of our industry.

amanda Brinkman

Amanda Brinkman is a revolutionary brand marketer, passionate speaker and the creator, producer and co-host of the acclaimed “Small Business Revolution – Main Street” series on HULU and SmallBusinessRevolution.org.


Amanda’s career started at top ad agencies Fallon, Cohn & Wolfe London and McCann with campaigns for over a dozen brands such as Virgin Mobile, Reebok, NYSE, Colgate-Palmolive, H&R Block and her favorite client of all time - BMW on breakthrough work like the BMW Films. She then carved out a niche as an “intrapreneur,” cultivating creativity from the inside out at General Mills, Allianz and UHG. Amanda has served on the boards of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Make-A-Wish, and currently serves on Children's Theatre Company, the Ordway, the Women’s Business Development Center Chicago and the Association of National Advertisers.  She’s a trusted media source and a sought-after speaker, sharing her belief that all brands can “Do Well By Doing Good,” when they go beyond brand purpose and take meaningful brand action. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and daughter. Engage with her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @amandakbrinkman.

What to Wear:
Dress in business casual. Look like a boss, but comfiness matters too.
What to Bring:
Don’t overpack. If you’re going to attend portfolio reviews snag your laptop on the way out the door otherwise bring along your resume, a notepad and a pen to jot down handy notes.
Quick tip:
Look into the agencies attending. Find out a little about each one that interested you so you can impress those you network with.

Ticket Prices





$400 FOR 10

Day 1: Colonial Warehouse
212 3rd Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Directions & Parking
Day 2: McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Directions & Parking