9-New York The Ad Club's Tuesday night lecture series presents Nina DiSesa, President and Chief Creative Officer at McCann-Erickson. DiSesa will discuss how to build lasting client relationships. At J. Walter Thompson. Information and complete calendar: 212-533-8080.
15-New York "Is Product Replacing Plot?" A Center for Communication discussion on the effects of product placement, brand insertion and ad-films by famous directors on advertising and entertainment. At the Time & Life Building. Information: 212-686-5005 or www.cencom.org.
17-New York Cannes Gala at Lincoln Center, sponsored by the Advertising Women of New York. A buffet and cocktail party followed by the screening of June's Cannes winners. Information: Cordelia Persen, 212-221-7969.
18-New York The Association of Music Producers and the AICP host a benefit to aid Doctors Without Borders and organizations helping with NYC and DC relief efforts. DJ and live entertainment at Webster Hall. Information: 212-475-2600 or www.ampnow.com.
23-New York The Ad Club's Tuesday night lecture series presents Alex Gellert, Executive VP Merkley Newman Harty. Gellert will share the creative secrets behind the Mercedes Benz campaign. At J Walter Thompson. Information and complete calendar: 212-533-8080.
25-New York The Art Directors Club Gallery showing of the work of New York animation studio The Ink Tank closes. Entitled "Drawings that Walk and Talk," the exhibition, which opened Sept. 20, features 20-ft. pictorial banners, enlarged animation cels and a movie theater showing illustrated spots and short films. Free admission, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, 106 W. 29th St. at Sixth Ave.
26-New York AIGA exhibition displaying the award-winning work of its 2000 "Fifty Books/Fifty Covers" competition closes. The exhibit, which opened Aug. 9, recognizes excellence in book design and production, including limited edition and special-format books. At AIGA 164 Fifth Ave. Information: 212-807-1990.
12-Washington, DC Communicating with Color. A one day crash-course for designers that covers the trends, tools and psychology involved in color use for product-development. Information: Natalie Davis, 800-436-8700.
24-New York Gary Koepke, co-founder of Boston boutique Modernista, kicks off The Art Directors Club's Fall 2001 Speaker Series. Information and tickets: Mary Fichter, 212-643-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-Miami The AICP's "Art and Technique of the American Television Commercial" at the Museum of Science. Information: Peggy McKinley, 305-666-2528.
9-Dallas The AICP's "Art and Technique of the American Television Commercial" at the Hall of State. Information: M.L. Nelson, 214-741-3336.
10-Honolulu The AICP's "Art and Technique of the American Television Commerical" at the Academy of Art Theater. Information: Dennis Burns, 808-593-8848.
15- The Third Annual Brain Game, sponsored by the Ad Club of New York. Agency teams compete through eight rounds of questions that cover a broad range of topics, from sports to current affairs. At the Plaza Hotel. Tickets include cocktails, dinner, and a multi-media contest. Information: Brett Caldwell, 212-533-8080 x205.
16-Deadline to submit work for the 2002 International ANDY Awards to be held April 25. John Hegarty of Bartle Bogle Hegarty serves as honorary chairman and jury head. Entry forms and additional details: Joan Minihan, 212-533-1570 or www.andyawards.com. Special deadline: For the first time, Super Bowl ads may be submitted for consideration until January 11.