30 Philadelphia The Association for Women in Communications presents the 26th Annual 1998 Clarion Awards Banquet, honoring outstanding communicators, at The Ritz-Carlton. (410) 544-7442; www.womcom.org/clarion.html
10 Portoroz-Ljubljana, Slovenia Entry deadline for the Golden Drum 5th Annual Advertising Festival of the New Europe. Information www.goldendrum.com
17-19 Portland 9th Annual Portland Creative Conference featuring Academy Award-winning producer Saul Zaentz; director Gus Van Sant; and performance artist Denny Dent. (800) 597-0099; www.cre8con.org
24 New York Athena Awards for the best newspaper advertising. Winner receives $100,000. At the Supper Club, 240 West 47th Street, (212) 856-6315
30 DALLAS Deadline for The Image Bank's Headline contest. First prize $10,000. Information (800) TIB-images
5 New York The School of Visual Arts presents its Masters Series Award to graphic artist Paul Davis. A retrospective of Davis' work will continue through November 11. At the Visual Arts Museum 209 East 23rd Street, (212) 592-2010; www.schoolof visualarts.edu
8 New York The Second Annual Madison Avenue Sellout. Advertising's biggest garage sale to benefit AIDS charities. At the Puck Building, 212-836-1281.
13-16 Pasadena, CA The Digital Video Conference & Exposition. Technical conference and product exposition for video professionals using digital video