Student Registration Options
Student Ticket: Includes Friday lunch and Saturday breakfast
Student District ADDY Event Ticket Only
NSAC Observer Ticket: Does not include meals
NSAC Observer Ticket: Includes Friday lunch
Come play with us…and stay with us…at the Hilton Jackson, Mississippi. Conveniently located in the capital city right off Interstate 55 on County Line Road. Find everything you desire at the Hilton Jackson—elegant accommodations, fine and casual dining, recreation, live entertainment, and an award-winning staff focused on exemplary customer service.
All daily convention activities, as well as the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) will be held at the Hilton Jackson. The hotel offers shuttle service from the Jackson-Evers International Airport, just 13 miles away, as well as free on-site parking for hotel guests. Transportation to off-site nighttime events for Friday and Saturday will be provided by AAF Jackson.
Thursday, April 18
|3:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Registration|
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||NSAC Student Advisors Meeting|
|5:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Judges Orientation|
|6:00 – 7:30 p.m.||Student Reception|
Friday, April 19
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Registration|
|7:40 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Student Competition|
|4:30 – 5:15 p.m.||NSAC Winner Announcement & Wrap–up|
|7:00 – 11:00 p.m.||Dinner, District ADDY® Awards & Student ADDY® Awards at Mississippi Children’s Museum|
Saturday, April 20
|8:00 a.m. – noon||Registration|
|8:30 – 10:30 a.m.||Breakfast & Presentations: NSAC Student Competition Winning Team Presentation, Student Awards, Bolton-MacVicar Award, Hileman Award, Jan Gardner Scholarship Winner|
|10:45 – 11:30 a.m.||Advisors Meeting|
|10:45 – noon||Design Certification —
Is It Time to Grow Up?
Presented by: Jim Temple
For all the designers and art directors out there who have burned the midnight oil, developed intense caffeine addictions and forgotten their kids’ names from the long hours, we salute you. Too often our profession is tainted by those who haven’t dedicated themselves to refine their skills or who just haven’t fully developed in the crafts. A threshold of industry-recognized competency is needed more and more to ensure the integrity and longevity of our profession.