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2020 AMA International Collegiate Conference

New Orleans, LA

Greater Together

The AMA International Collegiate Conference is one of the best investments you can make as an aspiring marketer, and we invite you to join us March 12-14, 2020. Take your marketing to the next level next year, and join over 1,700 marketers in New Orleans for professional development, cutting-edge career advice, competitions, networking and fun.

The conference is specifically geared toward undergraduate marketing students looking to learn from industry professionals about careers and cutting edge marketing and sales practices, AMA collegiate chapters that want to celebrate their successes and learn best practice chapter management techniques and students and AMA faculty advisors wanting to network with their peers.

The AMA International Collegiate Conference can inspire you and give you the tools you need to start your career as a young marketing professional.


Early-Bird (ends 02/07/20)Standard Price
AMA Member$225$260

Faculty Advisor Registration

Current faculty advisors with active AMA memberships are eligible for complimentary registration in exchange for judging a collegiate competition this academic year. Application information is coming soon.

Collegiate Awards & Competitions

Show your skills and get rewarded for the great work you’re doing. Competitions and awards are a major part of ICC.

2019 Recap

Get a glimpse of what to expect at the AMA International Collegiate Conference.

AMA Event Policies

Aria Finger

CEO & Chief Old Person, DoSomething.org & DoSomething Strategic

As CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org, the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change, Aria Finger uses her expertise on all things young people and technology to lead a diverse, impact-­driven team. She has been an instrumental part of scaling DoSomething.org from less than 100,000 members to over 5 million members in 131 countries today. Starting at DoSomething.org as an associate 14 years ago, Aria created their Teens for Jeans campaign which clothed half of all homeless youth in the US in a single year.

With her cause-related marketing experience, Finger has spearheaded partnerships with top brands including Johnson & Johnson, H&M, and CVS Health.

In 2013, she founded and became President of DoSomething Strategic, a strategic consultancy that uses DoSomething.org’s 25+ years of experience and proprietary data to help clients reach young people and fuel positive impact in the world. DoSomething Strategic has brought in over $10million in revenue to date.

Aria graduated magna cum laude in economics and political science from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Aria currently serves on the board of the NYC­-based not­-for-­profit Care for the Homeless, was one of the first ten World Economic Forum Global Shapers, and is an adjunct professor at New York University. She has been highlighted in theNew York Times, Fast Company, and was named to the 2012 Crain’s New York Business list of “40 Under Forty” and featured on the cover. In 2016, she was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

When she is not running DoSomething.org or desperately trying to improve her Spanish, Aria can be found reading The New Jim Crow for the thousandth time or relearning her ABCs with the newest additions to the DoSomething family, her adorable sons Luke & Sawyer.

Kim Kitchings

Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

Kim Kitchings is the Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cotton Incorporated.  Kim leads consumer and trade advertising, public relations, corporate strategy, global market insights and strategic alliances.  In this role, Kim’s primary goals are to motivate consumers and the trade to buy items made of cotton and to affirm cotton as the fiber of choice for sustainable and eco-friendly products.

Kim joined Cotton Incorporated in 1996 as manager of market research and prior to her current position she was Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Program Metrics.  Over her 20 year career in the cotton industry, Kim has been instrumental in strategic assessments of global consumer demand and market evaluations for cotton.  Market analytics are central to establishing cotton’s competitive position globally, impacting Cotton Incorporated’s product development portfolio, how to proactively communicate cotton’s benefits and sustainability to the industry as well as ease the consumer journey to find and buy cotton products.  Kim oversees the use of a wide-array of tools such as digital marketing, social media, television, strategic partnerships, and presentations to communicate cotton’s messages to various constituents.

Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from North Carolina State University and Masters in Business Administration from Meredith College.  She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences on innovation, consumer insights and marketing.  Her passion beyond advocating on behalf of the cotton industry is spending time with her husband and three children and canvasing the retail market for cotton items—a professional bonus.

Amanda Nighbert

Experience Speaks! Founder, LEAN with Amanda

Amanda Nighbert is a registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition. She is passionate about motivating, supporting and educating people to meet their wellness goals. After a 16 year career in the clinical setting she put it all on the line, leaving her full time job, to go digital as a weight loss dietitian. She started out with no office, no website, no marketing know-how, and basically no idea what she was doing. However, she persevered and learned how to leverage the power of social media.  One year later she had tripled her hospital salary! Three years later she developed her own app, employees over 15 people and has seven figure sales annually. Amanda will share her journey to becoming a digital and marketing expert. What she learned along the way and how she plans to continue to grow and scale her business in the future.

Conference Location

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2500


Room Rates

  • $252.00 (Single/Double) plus tax
  • $277.00 (Triple) plus tax
  • $302.00 (Quad) plus tax

> Click Here to Book Now

Or to reserve by phone, call (888) 627-7033. The reservation cut-off date is February 11, 2020.

A valid credit card is required to confirm and hold a reservation. Cancellations will be accepted without penalty if notice is received at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

An early departure fee of one night’s room and tax will apply if a guest checks out prior to the confirmed departure date.

Please know that any hotel room booked outside the AMA negotiated block may not be eligible for the discounted rate. Those reservations may also have a different cancellation policy and will not be eligible for reimbursement in the case of event cancellation.


Shipping to the Sheraton

Your chapter is responsible for shipping and storing any supplies, equipment, etc., needed for your display. If you are shipping materials, you must ensure that they arrive on the day you check-in to the hotel. The hotel does not provide storage for your exhibit and the AMA staff office will not be available for storage. Any items you bring must be stored in your guestroom.

Anything shipped to the hotel will incur a handling fee set up by FedEx office. Address you shipping labels as follows:

(Your Name)
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Hold for guest arrival on (date you will arrive)
RE: AMA 2020 International Collegiate Conference – March 12-14, 2020


Internet Service

High-speed internet for email and browsing is complimentary in your guest room for up to three devices. For enhanced high-speed internet for video chat, large file downloads and video streaming (for up to three devices), a fee of $16.95 per day will be charged to your room account. Rooms must be reserved in the AMA room block to take advantage of the complimentary internet.


Air Travel Discount

The AMA has teamed up with Delta Air Lines to offer a special discount on air travel. Click here to get started. You can also call the Delta Meeting Network at (800) 328-1111 and refer to meeting code NMTSM. There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via this service.


Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttle service is available from Airport Shuttle New Orleans at a cost of $24/person (one way) or $44/person (roundtrip). Reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your airport arrival time. The shuttle pick-up is at baggage claim area 10 at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Reserve your shuttle here.


Area Information

Located on historic Canal Street just steps from the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Bourbon Street and steps away from the Mississippi River.  The Warehouse Arts District, Harrah’s Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, the Superdome are all nearby, as are major malls including the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, French Market and The Shops at Canal Place. Please visit New Orleans & Company for additional city information.



The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Support Center (800-AMA-1150 or customersupport@ama.org), and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability-related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting.



2020 AMA International Collegiate Conference