The AICP Awards tour heads into the Bay Area on October 11 with a panel discussion and screening. The event will be held at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and a selection of top winners from AICP’s three competitions – The AICP Post Awards, the AICP Next Awards, and the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial – will be screened and analyzed by a quintet of industry leaders.

Speakers at the panel will include 2023 AICP Show Chairperson Sally Campbell, Global CEO & Founding Partner, Somesuch; Margaret Johnson, a past AICP Show Curator and Chief Creative Officer and Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners; Jason Kreher, a 2023 AICP Show Curator and Chief Creative Officer, North America, Accenture Song; Hillary Coate, a past AICP Show Curator and Head of Integrated Production, Venables Bell & Partners; and Carol Dunn, a 2023 AICP Show Curator, AMP National Board President and Executive Producer at Human.

Moderated by Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, the evening will include montages of the winning work from each show, with the  panel reviewing selected winners, offering  insights into what made them rise to the top of their respective categories and share their viewpoints on key trends in the industry.

The event kicks off at 6 pm with a happy hour, followed by the Awards presentation at 7 pm, and concludes with a reception. The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 on The Embarcadero. Tickets are available now; for more information, click here.

The San Francisco event is the second stop on this year’s AICP Awards National Tour, after a sold-out event in Los Angeles in July. The next stops on the Tour include Dallas and Mexico City, both set for November 2, and Chicago on November 9. For more details on these events, go to

Sponsors help make all of the AICP awards competitions and events possible. AICP Partners and Supporting Partners, who support all AICP events throughout the year, are: Cast & Crew, Advertising & Short Form Production; Universal Production Services; Wrapbook; Film Hawaii; Musicbed + Film Supply; NEED Financial Services, Inc.; Sony Pictures Studios and SoStereo.

2023 AICP Awards Sponsors Benefactors include Another Country; Aspen Travel; AwardCore; Cabin Editing Company; Carbon; Colorlab; Company 3; Cut+Run; Cutters; Directors Guild of America; Flavor; Heard City; International Digital Centre, Inc. – IDC; Istros Media Corporation; Kodak Motion Picture Film; LBBonline - Little Black Book; Optimus; SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline; Source Shots Slate; S’well; and Whitehouse Post.

2023 AICP Awards Patrons include asche & spencer, BMG Production Music, Island Film Group, Quixote, SAG-AFTRA, Silvercup Studios, The Roots Production Services and Vagabond Production Services.

The music sponsor for the event at the Exploratorium will be Swell Music + Sound, which will DJ the reception, while Wrapbook has signed on as the ticket sponsor.

Flavor created the graphics and design language for all three competitions, with music and sound design produced by Another Country. All showreel editing was performed at Cutters.

Established in 1992, The AICP Show is one of the most important advertising showcases in the world that’s dedicated to excellence in craft. The AICP Post Awards, which debuted in 2001, honors excellence in a wide range of post production crafts and disciplines. And the AICP Next Awards, launched in 2007, highlights the winners of the 11 Next categories, which honor innovative marketing communications.

Honorees at the AICP Show and The AICP Next Awards are preserved in The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film’s state of the art archives for future generations to study and are available for use or exhibition by the museum’s curators. All individual works and each year’s shows in their entirety can be viewed exclusively at, the AICP Awards Archive website, while winners of the AICP Post winners can be viewed at

About AICP
AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post production of commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. Founded in 1972, AICP assists its members by: disseminating information; representing production and post production companies within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and dealing with employment issues; and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows.