7 New York The School of Visual Arts presents the `Best of the Best' from the Illustration & Cartooning Department. At the Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street. Information: 212-592-2010; www.schoolofvisualarts.edu. Show continues through March 4.
9-13 Aspen Comedy Central and Advertising Age present the first annual `World's Funniest Commercials Awards' at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Information: Laura Nelson 212-767-3952; lnelson@ comcentral.com or Mary Jennings 212-210-0287; firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 New York Deadline for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Show: The Art and Technique of the American Television Commercial. The Show debuts at the MoMA on June 7. Entry form: 212-475-2600; www.aicp.com/show.
14 New York Deadline for the Industrial Designers Society of America's International 2000 Industrial Design Excellence Awards. Entry form: 703-759-0100; www.idsa.org.
14 Melville, NY Adobe Photoshop Users conference at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road. To enroll call 800-867-4340; fax 913-432-4930; www.compumaster.net.
15 New York Adobe Photoshop Users conference at the Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street. To enroll call 800-867-4340; fax 913-432-4930; www.compumaster.net.
17-20 Palm Springs The Association of Imaging Technology and Sound (ITS) Retreat 2000. The conference focuses on a variety of technical issues that facilities face in the age of DTV. At the Hyatt Regency Suites. Contact: Nancy Zern, 703-319-0800; email@example.com.
18 Boston Deadline for Polaroid's First International Photography Awards. Entry forms available at www. polaroid.com/prophoto; www.spdonline.com; 800-662-8337 xP021.
24-25 Chicago The Chicago Association of Direct Marketing hosts the Chicago DM Days 2000. The conference theme is "The Teams. The Times. The Technology." William Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company magazine, is the featured speaker. At the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Information: 312-670-CADM; firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 Orlando The Orlando Advertising Federation's 2000 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs). At the Church Street Station's Presidential Ballroom. Information: www.oaf.com.
28 New York Deadline for entries for The New York Festivals. Information: 914-238-4481; email@example.com; www.ny fests.com.
28-29 New York The Institute for International Research presents the Optimizing Online & Offline Campaign Integration Conference. At the New York Helmsley. Information: 888-670-8200; www.iir-ny.com or 800-737-2080; www.pfsnewmedia.com.
3 New York Call for entries deadline for The Financial Communications Society (FCS)'s 6th annual Portfolio Awards. Information: Lisa Coffey 212-597-5616; www.adage.com/fcs.
7 New York The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum presents the First National Design Triennial. At the Smithsonian Institution, 2 East 91st Street. 212-849-8400; www.si.edu/ndm. Show continues through August 6.
15 New York The Art Directors Club presents Tom Geismar. A partner in Chermayeff & Geismar, he recently created exhibits for The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and an exhibition on Sigmund Freud at the Library of Congress. At the ADC, 104 West 29th street. Information/RSVP: 212-643-1440; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.adcny.org.