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
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
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 amTBA: Welcome Keynote
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 Ben CallahanTo Be Announced (M&S 3 Mon)
1:45 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
2:00 pmFirst Do No Harm: Ethics in Product Design Mariah HayHow Content-Driven SEO Can Put You in The Top 5 Jerry Cahalan
2:45 pmBreak (Mingle and Transition)
3:00 pmTo Be Announced (M&S 5 Mon)
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 amTBA: Morning Keynote – Tuesday
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 amTo Be Announced Gil ShulerTo Be Announced (M&S 2 Tues)
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