Here’s a rough timeline of events – the schedule is carefully curated to offer endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas, while giving you a chance to pick up career skills and maybe dive into new disciplines.

Day 1 – Thursday 26 October, 2017

Time Design & Creativity Marketing & Strategy
7:45 amRegistration / Check-in / Light Breakfast
8:30 amMorning Kick-Off
9:00 amStop Generating Leads, Start Driving Demand for Anything You’ll Ever Sell Caroline Nuttall
9:45 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
10:00 amDiscussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Critique Adam ConnorYour Customers are Irrational and Emotional Tina Arnoldi
10:45 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
11:00 amHarvest User Insights from Real Users in the Real World Darren KallSleeping With the Laptop: Success From the Bedroom to the Boardroom Elliot Carlyle
12:00 pmLunch (Provided) & Personal Makeover Reveal
12:30 pmLunch (Provided)
1:15 pmNavigating A Successful Career: 10 Tips from an In-House Designer Nikki VillagomezHow is PR Being Reimagined? Katie Kern
2:00 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
2:15 pmDesign for Social Change Jamal CollinsCANCELLED: Don’t Just ‘Make the Logo Bigger’: How to Satisfy Your Most Demanding Clients
3:00 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
3:15 pmHow to Show Your Design Process in Your Portfolio Jason FoxSuits vs Creatives: Battleground to Higher Ground Cami Travis-Groves
4:00 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
4:15 pmHow to Increase Sales by Just Being You Ben Fanning
5:00 pmMid-Event Happy Hour(s)

Day 2 – Friday 27 October, 2017

Time Design & Creativity Marketing & Strategy
7:45 amRegistration / Check-in / Light Breakfast
8:30 amCracking the Code: The Art of Making Meaningful Connections Ilise Benun
9:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
9:30 amApproaching Design with Accessibility in Mind Reginé GilbertThe Essential PR Basics: Should I Send a Press Release? Cheryl Smithem
10:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
10:30 amType: More Than Just Pretty Faces Dan RhatiganHow to Sell Without Selling: The Art of Business Development Wendy Merrill
11:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
11:30 amShould Designers…? Dan MallIncrease Engagement with Storytelling Videos Thomas Heath
12:15 pmLunch (Provided)
1:15 pmSpeak To Be Heard: Communicating Your Best Ideas Eleanor Handley
2:00 pmHow To Cheat: Creative Domination Through Villainy Stefan Mumaw
2:45 pmClosing Remarks

View the 2017 lineup of speakers