Every month PhillyCreativeGuide.com brings you a full calendar of events in the Philadelphia region of interest to the creative community. Check out this month’s highlights…

Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Powel House Halloween by Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

Join us for this INTRIGUING EVENING in one of Philadelphia’s most historical settings–the home of Samuel Powel, Mayor of Philadelphia immediately before & after the Revolution–A SETTING IN WHICH GHOSTS HAVE BEEN SIGHTED & BUMPS HAVE BEEN HEARD IN THE NIGHT! Costumes optional. (But greatly appreciated!) Open bar and substantial hors d’oeuvres by Union Gourmet Catering. Complimentary Tarot Card readings by Dante. Professionally led GHOST TOURS of the house by Eileen Reeser of Ghosttour.com. Admission: $50 per person. Capacity is limited. Please reserve in advance. To RSVP: Call 215-925-2251, press 1 then 5 or Email jfullerton@philalandmarks.org. Your names will be held at the door. Validated parking is available at 251 South 5th Street (Independence Place Condos) by Park America. Bring your ticket to be validated. Parking is $5.00 per car. Location: Powel House, 244 South Third Street, Phila. 6pm – 8:30pm.

Thursday, November 4, 2010
PACT CIO Institute by Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies

In today’s technology and economic environment, cloud computing is not only a growing trend but an essential part of reducing total cost of ownership for infrastructure needs. The discussion will kick off with a brief review of benefits, pitfalls to avoid, contract items, security considerations and support considerations followed by an open discussion for CIO members and invited guests. Facilitator: Amy Turner LaDow, CIO, SunGard Higher Education. Location: SunGard Higher Educations’ Malvern Campus Boardroom, Malvern PA. For more information contact Kim Tuski

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Winning Brands: The Strategies Behind the Success by Philly Ad Club

Top marketing experts tell how they successfully guided their brands over the past 12 months. Demonstrating share of market gains, unusual sales increases or a new product launch of an unusual nature. Becoming an industry leader within an ever-changing competitive environment. Nominated for presentation by Philly Ad Club members! COST: $25 Members $40 Non-members. Location: The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Phila. 8am – 10am

Sunday, November 14, 2010
GPFO 25th Anniversary Gala by Greater Philadelphia Film Office

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office Celebrates Its 25th Silver Screen Anniversary with “Shoot in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Award Events and a Production Party Honoring Over 500 Regional Film and Television Professionals. The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is thrilled to announce An exciting day of events at the new $85 million state-of-the-art film and television production studio (at the former site of the Tri-State Sports Complex) in Chester Township, Delaware County. Starting at 11:00am on Sunday, November 14, 2010, Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers, a GPFO program, will kick off a full day of free screenwriting events culminating in a press conference revealing the winners of the 2010 “Shoot in Philadelphia” (SIP) Screenwriting Awards. All SIP Events are free and open to the public. At 5:00pm, the SIP events will be followed by the industry’s hottest ticket of the year–GPFO’s invitation-only annual Production Party honoring over 500 of Greater Philadelphia’s film and television professionals. The party will feature entertainment, a looping video display of memorable scenes from some of the best films shot in Philadelphia over the last twenty-five years, and an array of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prepared by one of the region’s top caterers, Feastivities. Partygoers will be the first visitors to the newly completed facility. Location: 63 Concord Road in Aston, PA.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
One-to-One Messaging: A BMA Daybreak Dialogue by Business Marketing Association

Do your marketing campaigns contain a single message for every audience? If so, you may be diluting your campaign response rate. Join BMA Philadelphia for a Daybreak Dialog on the effects of campaign customization and personalization across media channels. The Daybreak Dialog is an open forum. Come out for morning coffee and an interactive roundtable discussion. Attendees are welcome to share their experiences, ask questions and discuss ideas. Topics for this session will include: Recent response statistics from the print industry association; How to segment and speak to multiple target audiences; The pros and cons of a singular campaign message vs. multiple ‘segment’ messages. Ruben Reyes from Philadelphia technology firm, Lyquix will facilitate this discussion on narrowcasting your message and tracking the results. This Session is free of charge but we request that you register ahead of time to in order to provide an appropriate head count. 215-635-3016 Location: Panera Bread – Conshohocken, 48 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA. 7:30am – 9:00am.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Design Business: Starting a Business with Frank Taney, an attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney by AIGA

Frank will identify the key considerations that are likely to affect business owners as they get their businesses started, regardless of size. You will learn about pitfalls to avoid and steps to take to maximize the chances for business success. COST: $30 for non-members, $15 for students non-members, $10 for members, FREE for student members. UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS: faculty, staff and students get in for free with their ID. Location: UArts, Hunt Conference Room in Dorrance Hamilton Hall–320 South Broad Street (corner of Broad & Pine Streets,) Phila. Hunt Conference Room in Dorrance Hamilton Hall–320 South Broad Street (corner of Broad & Pine Streets) 6:30pm – 7pm.