San Diego American Marketing Association Opens Call for Speakers for 18th Annual Cause Conference

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2016) – The San Diego American Marketing Association (AMA) is hosting the 18th Annual AMA Cause Conference on Thursday, May 19, 2016. The conference brings together both for profit and nonprofit professionals at the largest cause partnership event on the West Coast. The theme for the 2016 conference is “Accelerating the Purpose Revolution.”

The conference will feature multiple speaker sessions and workshops throughout the day, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Mission Valley (2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108).

For a limited time, AMA is seeking proposals from experienced speakers and individuals with unique insight and expertise. Interested professionals are encouraged to submit session proposals online at no later than January 31. Proposals must be relevant to the mission of the Cause Conference (i.e. cause marketing, purpose-driven branding, social impact measurement, conscious capitalism, employee engagement, using business as a force for good, nonprofit and for profit collaborations).

The 2016 San Diego AMA Cause Conference is comprised of general sessions, facilitated networking, “un-conference” programming, and breakout sessions in four key tracks:

Starter (new to cause & purpose-driven branding), Business, Nonprofit and Optimizer (for advanced cause & purpose-driven marketers).

Speakers of recent Cause Conferences include Carol Cone, Carol Cone On Purpose; Dave Hessekiel, Cause Marketing Forum; Jay Ferro, American Cancer Society; Sam Santiago, American Airlines; Chris Brooks, Hilton WorldwideMacy’s; Nathan Fletcher, Qualcomm; Kathy Mota, Toyota; Katherine Smith, Petco;  Will Marre and more!

For more information on the 2016 Cause Conference, visit And follow #CauseSD on Twitter.


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