CAF membership helps you accomplish many goals, such as:

  • Networking with other advertising professionals who are the movers, shakers and thought leaders of Chicago Advertising
  • Celebrating the Dynamic and Vibrant Chicago Advertising Community through exciting events like the Ad Woman of the Year, American Advertising Awards and Silver Medal Award
  • Giving back to the community through volunteer opportunities at the Off the Street Club, the annual CAF Career Day for college students, a new student mentor program and connecting with Young Professionals as their careers take shape
  • Advancing professional development through CAF hosted educational programming
  • Getting involved! CAF has a number of initiatives that you can help influence, develop and execute.


Dues Structure
CAF has a corporate membership structure. Dues payments are determined by the employee count in your Chicago/Chicagoland area office(s). All Chicago based employees of a member company are considered CAF members.  

  • Continued easy billing - Member billing contacts will receive an invoice via email 30 days prior to your expiration date
Level Cost



Young Professional




(10 or less Employees)


(between 11-99 Employees)


(between 100-499 Employees)


Corporate (500+ Employees)

This level qualifies for Partner Sponsor/Member package

















To download the membership application, click here.

*Please email a copy documenting student/professor identification to


The Chicago Advertising Federation exists to foster momentum in Chicago’s advertising industry. The four pillars of the Chicago Advertising Federation are:

  • Professional Enrichment
  • Chicago Market & Industry Recognition
  • Networking
  • Community Involvement

CAF is supported by the following sponsors:





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