AAF Southern Illinois

When you join AAF Southern Illinois, you become a member of the American Advertising Federation’s nationwide network of advertising professionals. That means you are a part of something bigger, you join a national organization that is making a difference in the overall image and viability of our industry.


Your membership gives us the platform to be the leading voice for advertising-friendly government policies on the national, regional, and local levels. In addition, the AAF advocates for diversity programs in the advertising industry and champion educational initiatives. AAF Southern Illinois also allows you to participate in the American Advertising Awards, the country’s most prominent creative advertising competition.

AAF Members Receive:

*Not all benefits are available for Student members, see below for Student member benefits.

Local Support

  • Professional development through club meetings & events.
  • Free admission & lunch at our Speaker Series events.
  • Free admission to Social & Networking Events.
  • Discounted pricing to the American Advertising Awards®, including competition entry fees.
  • Monthly member newsletter.
  • Job postings on AAF-Southern Illinois website.

National Backing

  • National industry subscription to AAF Smartbrief.
  • Discounts to district and national AAF Conferences.
  • Discounts on products and services through the National AAF network.

Business/Corporate Membership Levels

Professional & Student  Memberships

Get Involved

American Advertising Awards

Be a part of our biggest and most prestigious event of the year. Help plan and execute the printed materials, organize the competition and the awards ceremony!


One of our core missions is to work with local students to help develop the next generation of advertising professionals. Our education committee selects students for our annual scholarship and is our organizations support team for this mission.


What do you want to see and hear at the AAF-Southern Illinios’ meetings? Be part of planning the professional development programs that are the heart and soul of our offerings to members.


Help us get the word out about our club, upcoming events, and programs through social media, our website, and news media.


Develop creative and innovative ways to raise funds and obtain sponsorships to support AAF-Southern Illinois activities and programs. Monetary support helps us upgrade our programs and events.


Recruit new members and find ways to retain the current ones to keep AAF-Southern Illinois growing and strong.

Join. Belong. Expand Your Mind.


1100 Lincoln Drive, #1205
Carbondale, IL 62901