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DMAC & OTHER EVENTS FOR 2016

 

January

 

MAGIC CITY CONVENTION (Off Campus)

Date:  January 15 – 17, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Time:  Friday                      12:00pm – 8:00pm

            Saturday                 10:30am – 8:00pm

            Sunday                    10:30am – 6:30pm

Location:  Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, FL.

Description:  Stop by the DMAC booth #515 and say hello!

Website: http://www.magiccitycomiccon.com/

 

GAME JAM

Date: January 29 - 31, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Time: 5:00pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Student Lounge

Description: 48-hour game creation event in collaboration with Fort Lauderdale Siggraph Chapter. Open to the public.

 

February

 

BBC INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT EVENT

Date:  February 9, 2016 (Tuesday)

Time:  12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location:  DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description:  BBC International will be having a recruitment event for DMAC Students looking to get a graphic design internship.  Learn all about BBC International, bring your portfolio or samples of your work.

 

FILM PREMIERE

Date:  February 11, 2016 (Thursday)

Time:  12:15pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: Come join us for the screening of DMAC students’ entries to the Palm Beach International Film Festival.  Open to the public.

 

CODE DAYS – LEXIS NEXIS

Date: February 13 – 14, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Time:  11:00am Saturday – 12:00pm Sunday

Location:  DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: A 24-hour event where teams of students are coding to create an app or game.  You must register ahead of time and get a ticket to the event.  See below website link for registration and additional event information.

Website: https://codeday.org/boca

 

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP

Date:  February 16, 2016 (Tuesday)

Time: 12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: Resume writing has changed a lot over the last year and it is an important part of how to market/brand yourself.  Make sure you are making the right first impression and standing out in a stack of resumes on a hiring manager's desk!   We will cover the do's and don'ts, info-graphic style formats, and how to make your resume e-friendly!   This is one of the most important workshops we provide.
DO NOT MISS IT!

 

LAKE WORTH STREET PAINTING (Off Campus)

Date: February 20 – 21, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Time:  10:00am

Location: Downtown Lake Worth (Lake Avenue)

Description:  Come see over 600 artists, enjoy music and great food.  Admission is FREE.

Website:  http://www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org/index.php/about

 

March

 

SOCIAL MEDIA/NETWORKING WORKSHOP

Date: March 10, 2016 (Thursday)

Time:  12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: Students should come have some PIZZA and LEARN all about developing their Social Network!  They will learn how to use this powerful tool for developing contacts in the industry.  We will cover the Do’s and Don’ts, different Social Media sites and techniques.  There will be lots of great information shared.

 

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STUDENT SHOWCASE (Off Campus)

Date: March 11, 2015 (Friday)

Time: 10:00am

Location:  Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL.

Description: A showcase and award ceremony of student films, music videos, and animations.

Website:  http://www.pbfilm.com/student-showcase

 

GEEK FEST (Off Campus)

Date:  March 26 – 27, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Time:  10:00am – 8:00pm

Location:  Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Description: Local cosplay event for animators.
Stop by the DMAC Booth and say hello!

Website: http://geekfestflorida.com/

 

April

 

INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP

Date:  April 6, 2016 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: Learn all about the Do's & Don't for Job Interviews.  We'll give you tips and resources to help you prepare for tough questions and learn how to make a great first impression!

 

May

 

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP

Date: May 10, 2016 (Tuesday)

Time:  12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: Resume writing has changed a lot over the last year and it is an important part of how to market/brand yourself.  Make sure you are making the right first impression and standing out in a stack of resumes on a hiring manager's desk!   We will cover the do's and don'ts, info-graphic style formats, and how to make your resume e-friendly!   This is one of the most important workshops we provide.
DO NOT MISS IT!

 

COVER LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP

Date: June 15, 2016 (Wednesday)

Time:  12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description:  Learn all about composing a powerful cover letter.  Cover letters give you an opportunity to ASK for an interview and allow you the chance to show an employer that you are the ideal candidate for the position. It is an essential element to your personal marketing materials.  We will cover do's and don'ts, formats, and how to make your cover letter e-friendly!

 

MEGACON (Off Campus)

Date:  May 26 – 29, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

Time: Thursday                  4:00pm – 9:00pm

             Friday                     10:00am – 7:00pm

             Saturday                10:00am – 7:00pm

             Sunday                   10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

Description: Four-Day event held for Gamers, Anime, Comic Book enthusiasts and collectors and much more!  Also in attendance is DMAC Instructor and former Marvel Comic Cover Artist, Mark Sparacio!

Website: http://megaconvention.com/

 

June

 

DMAC GRADUATION

Date:  June 25, 2016 (Saturday)

Time:  TBD

Location:  TBD

Description: Annual Commencement Ceremony.

 

July

 

FREELANCING 101

Date: July 19, 2016 (Tuesday)

Time:  12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description:  Get helpful tips on how to get & negotiate FREELANCE opportunities.  Also, do you have a good freelance experience to share with your fellow students?  Stop by and let us know your tips!

 

FLORIDA SUPERCON (Off Campus)

Date: July 1 - 4, 2016 (Friday – Monday)

Time: Friday                  12:00pm – 8:00pm

            Saturday             10:00am – 8:00pm

            Sunday                10:00am – 8:00pm

            Monday              10:00am – 6:30pm

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.

Description:  Miami’s largest comic, anime. gaming and pop convention.  Stop by the DMAC booth and say hello!

Website: http://floridasupercon.com/

 

METRO CON (Off Campus)

Date: July 21 – 24, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

Time:  10:00am – 6:00pm

Location:  Tampa Bay Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

Description: An anime convention by the fans, for the fans.  Stop by the DMAC booth and say hello!

Website:  http://www.metroconventions.com/control.cfm?ID=1

 

August

 

BUSINESS CARD DESIGN

Date:  August 4, 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location:  DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description:  Learn how to develop your personal brand.  We will cover effective design tips that will help get your business cards noticed.

 

TAMPA BAY COMIC CON (Off Campus)

Date:  August 5 – 7, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Time:  Friday                  12:00pm – 6:00pm

            Saturday               8:00am – 6:00pm

            Sunday                  9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Tampa Bay Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

Description:  Comic Book convention including comic books, toys, cosplay and art.  Stop by the DMAC booth and say hello!  Also in attendance is DMAC Instructor and former Marvel Comic Cover Artist, Mark Sparacio!

Website:  http://tampabaycomiccon.com/

 

September

 

CONSTITUTION WEEK

Date:  September 12 – 16, 2016 (Monday – Friday)

Time:  all day/each day

Location: DMAC Campus, Student Lounge

Description: Constitution and Citizenship Day is every September 17th.  DMAC holds a variety of activities during that whole week to educate students.

 

PALM CON (Off Campus)

Date:  September 24 – 25, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time:  Saturday                  10:00am – 6:00pm

             Sunday                    10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL.

Description: Palm Beach County’s largest Comic/Pop Culture event.  Stop by the DMAC booth and say hello! Show us your cosplay.

Website:  http://www.palmcon.net/

 

October

 

MIA ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Off Campus)

Date:  October 21 – 22, 2016 (Friday – Saturday)

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Miami Dade College, Miami, FL.

Description: An industry conference that focuses on computer animation, gaming, visual effects, and motion graphics. View world-renowned speakers and leading technology influencers.

Website:  http://www.miaanimation.com/

 

ANIMATE! MIAMI (Off Campus)

Date:  TBD

Time:  TBD

Location: Miami Airport Convention Center

Description: From the organizers of Florida Supercon, this convention embraces the anime and animation community on a smaller scale with approximately 10,000 attendees and growing.  Stop by the DMAC booth and say hello! Show us your cosplay.

Website:  http://www.animatemiami.com/

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Date:  October 31, 2016 (Monday)

Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Location: DMAC Campus, Student Lounge

Description: Come enjoy music, treats and the costume contest!

 

November

 

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP

Date:  November 9, 2016 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:10pm – 12:50pm

Location:  DMAC Campus, Room TBD

Description: Resume writing has changed a lot over the last year and it is an important part of how to market/brand yourself.  Make sure you are making the right first impression and standing out in a stack of resumes on a hiring manager's desk!  We will cover the do's and don'ts, info-graphic style formats, and how to make your resume e-friendly!   This is one of the most important workshops we provide.
DO NOT MISS IT!

 

December

 

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