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.

Day 1 – Mon. 12 November, 2018

Time Design and Creativity Marketing and Strategy
7:45 amRegistration / Check-In / Light Breakfast
8:30 amMorning Kick-Off
8:40 amCracking the Code: The Art of Making Meaningful Connections Ilise Benun
9:00 amConnecting Social Responsibility with Strategic Marketing Andy Kovan
9:45 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
10:00 amInfographics for Social Change Jessica BellamyWriting and Editing to Engage: Delivering Compelling Campaigns Vanessa Charles
10:45 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
11:00 amSupporting Design: Using Research to Inspire Designers Meena KothandaramanTurn Your Customer’s Pain into Your Bat Signal Content Ilise Benun
11:45 amLunch (Provided)
1:00 pmDesign Systems in 2018, and Beyond Ben CallahanVanity Numbers Lie. Learn the Truth About Marketing Metrics and What You Should Be Tracking Ali Schwanke
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 – Tues. 13 November, 2018

Time Design and Creativity Marketing and Strategy
7:45 amRegistration / Check-in / Light Breakfast
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 VitaleLove Your Talent: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Creatives Cami Travis-Groves
10:15 amBreak (Mingle and Transition)
10:30 amDeclutter Your User Experience – The Life-Changing Magic of 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)
1:30 pmY-E-S: The 3 Letters that Drive Agents of Change John Wilson
1:45 pmSave Your Sanity While Maintaining Your Creativity Gwendolyn Bouchie
2:00 pmGrab and Go! Alicia Rodman
2:15 pmDesigning Emotion: How To Use Design To Move People Stefan Mumaw
3:00 pmClosing Remarks

View the 2018 lineup of speakers