The schedule is carefully curated to allow you to level up your skill set and maybe dive into new disciplines (via a diverse lineup of speakers), while providing opportunities to meet fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas.

If you’ll be in the Charleston area for the weekend before the conference, here are a few options to check out.

Saturday Activities (10 Nov., 2018)

Time Pre-Conference Excursions
8:00 amCharleston Farmers Market
8:30 amCharleston City Market
10:00 amSaturday Brunch
10:30 amSaturday Tours – Walking and More …
11:00 amSouthbound: Photographs of and About the New South
6:30 pmWeFood Event – Divali Edition

Sunday Activities (11 Nov., 2018)

Time Pre-Conference Excursions
8:30 amCharleston City Market (Sunday)
10:00 amSunday Brunch
10:30 amSunday Tours – Walking and Then Some …
1:00 pmSecond Sunday on King Street
6:00 pmWelcome Mixer / Early Registration

Day 1 – Monday 12 November, 2018

Time Design and Creativity Marketing and Strategy
7:45 amRegistration / Check-In
8:30 amMorning Kick-Off
9:00 amConnecting Social Responsibility with Strategic Marketing Andy Kovan
9:45 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
10:00 amInfographics for Social Change Jessica BellamyVanity Numbers Lie. Learn the Truth About Marketing Metrics and What You Should Be Tracking Ali Schwanke
10:45 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
11:00 amSupporting Design: Using Research to Inspire Designers Meena KothandaramanWriting and Editing to Engage: Delivering Compelling Campaigns Vanessa Charles
11:45 amLunch (Provided)
1:00 pmDesign Systems in 2018, and Beyond Ben CallahanBat-Signal Content Marketing Ilise Benun
1:45 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
2:00 pmExploring the Branding Process From Initial Ideas to Final Art Gil ShulerHow Content-Driven SEO Can Put You in The Top 5 Jerry Cahalan
2:45 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
3:00 pmWhat is OTT and How is it Changing the Media Landscape? Melissa Denham
3:45 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
3:55 pmIf Your Job’s Gonna Be a Circus, Why Not Make it a Fun Circus Where You’re the Ringleader? Jim Krause
4:30 pmMid-Event Happy Hour(s)
5:30 pmEvening Excursions

Day 2 – Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Time Design and Creativity Marketing and Strategy
7:45 amRegistration / Check-in
8:30 amFirst Do No Harm: Ethics in Product Design Mariah Hay
9:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
9:30 amAlways Designing: From Designer To Design Leader Andy VitaleSocial Media Tips & Tricks For Small Businesses to Make a BIG Impact Monica Pepe
10:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
10:30 amDesigning Digital Objects; A Crash Course in Object-Oriented UX Sophia V PraterInbound Video and the Death of Impersonal Marketing Ian Servin
11:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
11:30 amCreatively Recalculating Your Daily Design Routine Von GlitschkaInspire, Build, and Optimize Your Creative Practice . . . From Vision to Execution Nathalie Heywood Smith, Shani Sandy
12:15 pmLunch (Provided)
1:15 pmLightning Talks – Tuesday
2:00 pmThink Different: Using Innovative Creativity to Unlock Tangible Results
2:45 pmDesigning Emotion: How To Use Design To Move People Stefan Mumaw
3:30 pmClosing Remarks

View the 2018 lineup of speakers