January 4, 2014

“Convening power” energized: Gatherings for Creatively-Hearted and Minded People

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In his CreativeMornings/New York talk, author Seth Godin emphasized the “convening power” that everyone possesses. Here’s a running list of gatherings for creative professionals. They include conferences/summits/camps/meet-ups—various opportunities to help your planning of community events to experience. These gatherings generally share the theme of creativity applied to many areas, like business, design, storytelling, work, writing, the Web, and more.

A Better World by Design – “…a three-day conference at Brown and Rhode Island School of Design that cultivates a global community of socially-conscious and passionate innovators.”

All About People – “Creating Amazing Workplaces”
Discovered 6-30-2014

Altitude Summit – “…your definitive resource for the very serious business of beautiful, brilliant blogging and cutting-edge creativity. Alt Summit is a community of exciting, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. Altitude Summit holds a variety of workshops around the country and on the web. Collaborate, explore, investigate and learn with all your closest friends, and friends-to-be!”

An Event Apart – “…an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.”

Ampersand – “…an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers and type enthusiasts.”

The Armory Show – “…is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.”
Discovered 1-14-2014

ARTIFACT – “…an intimate two-day, single-track conference that helps WEB DESIGNERS and DEVELOPERS adapt their tools and processes to the challenges of designing for a MULTI-DEVICE world.”

Atmosphere – “…a conference dedicated to companies which rapidly develop their services on the Web.”
Discovered 1-8-2014

beyond tellerrand – “The affordable 3-day event with intensive workshops and high quality talks for web enthusiasts: design, tech, inspiration and networking.”
Discovered 1-10-2014

Beyond The Desktop – “…focuses on new, emerging techniques for web development and design for mobile devices. Our speakers are hand-picked to make sure you get challenging, well-delivered talks from a variety of different perspectives.”

The Big Ears Festival – “…brings together musicians and artists who span generations and transcend genres for dozens of concerts along with installations, exhibitions, film screenings, interactive workshops, informative talks, surprise collaborations, and unexpected connections.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

Big Omaha – “Every spring Big Omaha brings together the nation's most passionate members of the entrepreneurial community including founders, investors, designers, and emerging leaders to build community, start conversation, and provide inspiration.”

Blend – “A generalist conference featuring 50 diverse speakers sharing ideas and conversations about user experience, design, and web development.”

BlogHer conferences – “BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”

Brand New Conference – “…organized by UnderConsideration on corporate and brand identity with today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.”
Discovered 2-20-2014

Break – “…questions the edges of design, asking what design might become in a connected culture.”
Discovered 1-11-2014

Brooklyn Beta – “…an annual gathering of some of the friendliest folks on the Web. Join us for three days of fun away from your computer.”

Build Guild – “…a friendly, monthly gathering for all web folks that enjoy chatting over drinks.”

Business Innovation Factory conference – “From exciting workshops to our annual Collaborative Innovation Summit, BIF offer a set of experiences designed to help you master new techniques for creating innovation.”

Business of Software Conference – “…a peer learning conference for 400 of the world’s leading software entrepreneurs who are building great products and great software businesses.”

CAMP – “Business conference meets summer camp!”
Discovered 2-17-2015

Camp Mighty – “…an annual retreat for bloggers, Go Mighty members, online content creators, and life list enthusiasts who want to do good for themselves and for others.”

Circles – “…a two-day gathering of creatives from around the world. Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in both the non-profit and creative community. Mingle with others who share the same passions you do! Topics will encompass passion, creativity, processes and journeys. So if you are looking for the typical HOW-TO session, this is definitely not the place.”

CMS Expo – “…serves content management pros in businesses, non-profits, education and government units. Come for learning sessions, panels, real-world case studies and business networking.”
Discovered 1-8-2014

CMX Summit – “…a new event bringing together the world’s greatest community minds to share unique perspectives, experiences and ideas all around community building.”
Discovered 1-13-2014

The Combine – “…a display of talent, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in Bloomington, Indiana.”
Discovered 3-20-2014

Compostmodern – “Faced with a world in seemingly constant disruptive flux, Compostmodern, the biennial conference for sustainability and design, will gather visionaries from around the globe to explore design’s role in creating a more resilient world.”

Confab: Content Strategy Conference – “…brings together professionals everywhere who realize the value of content. User experience. Marketing. IT. Business management. This is one big party for content-loving folks who value smart thinking, voracious learning, and constant improvement in the workplace and beyond.”

The Conference – “For one week, every year, 1 000 participants and amazing speakers from all over the world gather in Malmö, Sweden, to share their insights on Human Behaviors, New Technologies and the Execution of Ideas.”
Discovered 1-21-2014

Content Marketing World – “…the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content strategy back to your team—and—to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and engage your audience.”

ConvergeFL – “Three days of web design and development instruction, insight and inspiration.”

ConveyUX – “The Conference for Improving Communication in the Software UX”
Discovered 1-7-2014

Craft – “…is about software craftsmanship, which tools, methods, practices should be part of the toolbox of a modern developer and company, and it is a compass on new technologies, trends. You can learn from the best speakers and practitioners in our community.”
Discovered 1-21-2014

Craftcation – “…an indie business and DIY workshop conference.”

Crafting Type – “…an intense 3-day workshop where absolute beginners learn how to design typefaces, and intermediate designers boost their skills.”
Discovered 2-11-2014

CreativeMornings – “…a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.”

Creative South – “…one of the premier art and design events in the Southeast. Unlike any other conference, Creative South prides itself in nurturing personal design conversations with the creative community at all levels. It’s far more than just a networking event. Creative South exposes creative and marketing professionals, business people, and students to key speakers on the subject of branding and design in the digital era. It’s a showcase of cutting-edge design and arts trends, but served up on a Southern tablecloth.”

C2MTL – “A business conference somewhere between genius and insanity”
Discovered 1-18-2014

Cusp Conference – “…a conference about the design of everything.”

dConstruct – “…a veritable smörgåsbord of clever clogs gathered together to twist our perceptions of technology and culture.”

Dare – “People skills for digital workers”

Delight – “…a two-day conference in Portland, Oregon for brands and professionals who care about making experiences people love.”
Discovered 1-8-2014

Design Indaba – “With a focus on international thought leadership, the Design Indaba Conference has become one of the world’s leading design events. Independently curated with a focus on case studies and ingenious problem solving, rather than simply eye-catching portfolios, conference alumni are contemporary industry pacesetters.”

Design It: Build It – “…a thought leadership conference for web designers and developers”
Discovered 1-18-2014

designjunction – “…showcases the very best in furniture, lighting and product design from around the world, presenting world-class brands against stunning industrial backdrops. designjunction strikes a balance between creative and commercial, offering a much-needed alternative to the traditional trade show.”
Discovered 1-13-2014

Design Principles and Practices conference – “…is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging artists and scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.”

Design Week Portland – “…explores the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of our city’s most vibrant independent programming. Design Week Portland stitches together the events and happenings that will connect, educate, and inspire. These independently-organized events aim to engage individuals, agencies, studios, museums, businesses, universities, and policy-makers. They are the focus. Design Week Portland is but a platform.”

Designer Vaca – “We are gathering together female graphic and web designers from all over the country to dream, relax, collaborate, share experiences, and learn from each other. This intimate environment has a relaxed anti-conference feel creating space for amazing connections and beautiful relationships to take place.”

DIG SOUTH – “…the Southeast’s interactive festival celebrating innovation and the digital economy.”
Discovered 1-7-2014

Detroit Design Festival – “North America’s Festival of Independent Design. The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (‘DC3’) established DDF to connect Detroit’s fiercely independent creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.”
Discovered 5-16-2014

Digital PM Summit – “Two days of engaging presentations and conversations exploring how digital projects are managed.”

Distill – “…a two-day conference for people who create and build web and mobile technology.”
Discovered 6-20-2014

Do Lectures – “Inspiring talks from people who are changing the world. GO DO.”

Draft and Draw – “Doodling. Thinking. Drawing. Drinking.”

EG – “…is the premiere gathering of and for innovators in media, technology, entertainment and education. The conference explores our most creative enterprises, by engaging a gifted mix of people—from rising stars to living national treasures, the people who attend EG are among the most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.”
Discovered 1-21-2014

EPIC Conference – “…promotes the use of ethnographic investigations and principles in the study of human behavior as they are applied in business settings.”

Everywhere Else – “The only conference series focused entirely on startups”

Evolve – “Symposiums tackling the most critical, relevant, and timely business issues for principals of graphic design firms.”
Discovered 1-17-2014

Eyeo – “…assembles an incredible set of creative coders, data designers and artists, and attendees—expect enthralling talks, unique workshops and interactions with open source instigators and super fascinating practitioners.”
Discovered 1-14-2014

Feast Conference – “Focused on sparking lasting partnerships, The Feast Conference unleashes our collective creativity on addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges. Through hands-on workshopping and presentations from the forefront of innovation, participants engage each other in creating partnerships that lead to lasting change.”

Feast Worldwide – “You’re invited to bring your awesome to the dinner table to make the world work better.”
Discovered 9-29-2014

Female Founders Conference – “…Y Combinator’s Female Founders Conference, where female founders we’ve funded, along with some distinguished guests, will share practical advice from their own experience.”
Discovered 2-19-2014 via @heatherpayne

FinishUp Weekend
 – “Join writers, designers, developers, photographers, engineers and other awesome people to finish what you’ve already started.”
Discovered 2-10-2014 via @alwaysunday

FITC – “Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.”
Discovered 8-28-2014

Founding Moms Conference – “Tailored and focused to the mom entrepreneur community.”
Discovered 9-29-2014

Front-End design conference – “A web design conference focused on content, presentation and behavior.”

Front End Operations Conference – “…a 2-day conference dedicated to Front End Operations, an emerging discipline in web application development and engineering.”
Discovered 2-18-2014

Future of Storytelling – “…a special two-day gathering of technology, media, and communications visionaries. The experience is fully immersive, designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories.”

Future of Web Design – “…for Web Designers and Front-end Developers. To unite, inspire and equip web designers around the world.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

Geek Girl Camp – “To educate/empower every woman/girl at every age, every skill level, at every income level on computer technology with fun and provide a legacy by giving back.”
Discovered 1-14-2014

GEL – “A conference for leaders and innovators who care about the customer experience.”

Generate conferences – “…presented by ‘net’ magazine—the world’s leading print and digital publication for web designers.”

GIANT – “A Conference For People Who Create Rad Experiences”

Global Coworking Unconference Conference – “We’re coasting on a wave of accelerated serendipity, making the future of work happen in a whole new way.”
Discovered 1-22-2014

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – “…the World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists”
Discovered 2-17-2015

GROW – “…a technology conference that brings together entrepreneurs, thinkers, influencers and investors to inspire innovation.”

Handheld Conference – “Big ideas for small devices”

Hay Festival – “…gathers people together to think about the world as it is and to imagine how it might be. It's a big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, ‘the Woodstock of the mind’.”
Discovered 1-19-2014

Healthcare Experience Design – “…you’ll join designers, technologists, product managers, researchers, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and dreamers representing a broad spectrum of companies and organizations in the healthcare space. Through this inspired mix of presenters and attendees, HxD will explore the overlap of healthcare and design. Speakers will discuss how human-centered design and design thinking can improve the quality of health service delivery and digital interactions, helping all of us achieve better health.”

High Five Conference – “Where marketing and creativity meet”
Discovered 2-22-2014

Hike – “A conference for designers looking for insight, honest answers, and solid solutions to go pro. Held in two cities—San Francisco in April and Chicago in October—with speakers as well as workshops/small group sessions for actual help.”

HOW Design Live – “…the biggest annual gathering of creative professionals, anywhere. HOW Design Live’s programming is divided into five conferences: HOW Design Conference, The Dieline Conference, In-House Management Conference, Creative Freelancer Business Conference”

HxRefactored – “Bringing designers and developers together to improve the health experience.”
Discovered 4-2-2014

HybridConf – “…a celebration of the people of our industry. Those bound by a love of creation.”
Discovered 2-18-2014

IA Summit – “…is the premier gathering place for people and ideas in information architecture + user experience.”

ICON – “The Illustration Conference”
Discovered 8-28-2014

!deation Conference

IdeaFestival – “…a celebration for the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design,  science,  philosophy and education.”
Discovered 1-12-2014

IndieWebCamp – “…a 2-day creator camp focused on growing the independent web.”
Discovered 2-18-2014

Impact Conference by Computer Arts magazine – “The focus of the conference is how to achieve—and celebrate—excellence and consistency in branding wherever it is manifest.”

In Control Conference – “The AIGA Orlando Web + Mobile Design Conference”
Discovered 4-14-2014

Industry – “A practical knowledge sharing web conference with different speakers in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.”
Discovered 1-11-2014

Interaction – “…an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 55,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design.”

Internet of Things Un-Conference – “…designing, making and bringing IoT [Internet of Things] products to market.”
Discovered 6-23-2014

Internet Summit – “…a premier digital strategies forum with a goal of educating and promoting forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to internet business and marketing.”

I/OWA – “…is the conference for the Iowa Startup Community. Entrepreneurs, technologists, and leaders unite.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

Journalism Interactive – “The conference on journalism education and digital media”
Discovered 2-27-2014

Kerning Conference – “The First Italian Conference On Typography and Web Typography”

London Design Festival – “…is one of the world's most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.”
Discovered 1-13-2014

Lost Lectures – “…is an underground series that’s re-imagining the lecture concept, pushing it’s boundaries to their creative edges by creating immersive worlds and unforgettable experiences with World-class speakers across an eclectic host of fields.”
Discovered 1-19-2014

Made by Few – “A conference for people who make beautiful things on the web.”

Maker Faire – “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.”

Makerland – “…organized for everyone interested in getting to know world of makers and hardware, taking place in Warsaw, Poland.”
Discovered 2-20-2014

Meaning – “…exists to help connect and inspire the people who believe in better business. Be part of the change. Our speakers are international thinkers and doers from business, academia and activism, each bringing their view of the challenges and opportunities available to us.”

The Meat – “…a gathering of world acclaimed creatives inviting you to come in and challenge your perception of the day job and to redefine what it means to be a creative person in this new era of design.”
Discovered 1-7-2014

Midwest UX Conference – “…a unique three-day event that combines inspiring talks with hands-on activities presented by a mix of regional professionals and international experts.”

Misfit – “…an artisan and handcrafted event produced by AJ Leon and his band of remarkable Misfits. A tiny conference about making a huge dent in the universe.”
Discovered 6-30-2014

MoxieCon – “…a day–long crash course on the business side of design and technology. Practical talks and workshops on how to be more assertive, how to self-promote, how to sell your ideas, and how to protect yourself legally. In short, how to make that cheddar and look good doing it.”

Nearly Impossible – “…an event for people who make and sell physical products. The two-day conference will focus on the stories of how companies have tackled their biggest hurdles and the tools we can all use to make even the biggest challenges seem more possible.” Featured by Swissmiss.

99U Conference – “The goal of the 99U is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. To accomplish this, we bring together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries and leading researchers to share pragmatic insights on how ideas are brought to life.”

OFFF Festival – “…is a way of understanding art. A way of life. Evolving and transforming.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

OpenCo – “…occurs inside the world’s most innovative startups and high-growth companies. Executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and future influencers get an up close and personal experience of each company in its native habitat.”
Discovered 1-21-2014

Oppi Festival – “…brings together global teachers, academics, education leaders, businesses, entrepreneurs, young people and more. In fact, anyone with an interest in education will get real value from this exciting festival.”
Discovered 4-29-2014

Peers – “…a tech conference for web designers, PHP developers and web business owners. An event focused on people, not plugins, and solutions, not software. Whether you’re a pixel-pusher, an artisan or a maker, Peers is for you.”

PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference – “…features the top speakers and experts in the field of print and ePublishing, including best-selling authors, internationally-known trainers, and consultants on the front lines of the publishing industry. We have built a reputation as the premier Adobe InDesign-oriented event in North America, and our speakers are the heart and soul of what makes this the print + epublishing conference.”
Discovered 2-27-2014

Pioneer Nation – “We don’t believe most conferences serve independent entrepreneurs well. We want to bring together like-minded people and help them excel at their businesses, learning new skills and applying what they learn. Pioneer Nation is designed for people who already have some experience with independent work. If you’re just getting started, that’s OK. (But if you’re not interested in entrepreneurship at all, this isn’t for you.)”

PLAY and MAKE – “Running for 13 years and for everybody who is interested in technology and design. Tinkerers, makers, web designers and developers, creative coders, designers … you name it.”
Discovered 1-10-2014

PopTech – “We bring innovators together from many different fields—science, technology, design, corporate and civic leadership, public health, social and ecological innovation, and the arts and humanities, among others—in a network that complements the silos.”
Discovered 1-12-2014

Printers Ball – “Chicago’s largest annual celebration of literary and print making culture.”

Products Are Hard – “…a one-day, one-track conference for product managers, designers, engineers, and anyone who cares about creating things. Come together for a cross-disciplinary discussion on the art, business, and science of bringing great products to life.”

PSFK – “A curated collection of creative thinkers will present new ideas in design, innovation and storytelling to an audience of peers.”

push.conference – “…unites creative coding and user experience design, by offering a platform for designers, developers and UX professionals.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

Reasons to be Creative – “…a conference for web designers, coders, and anyone with a creative mind.”
Discovered 1-10-2014

Reboot – “Why do so many people let fear and uncertainty prevent them from pursuing their goals?”

RE:DESIGN – “…a series of events. Some focus on a general aspect of design, like Inspiration. Others are geared towards a particular segment, such as UX design or interior design. At each event, there are inclusive, small-scale conversations led by design industry leaders. These are discussions where you will talk with inspiring thought leaders, trading ideas and creating connections.”

Refresh South – “…a week long celebration of all things startup, tech, education, arts, and music. If you work in government, non-profits, or business this is your opportunity to refresh your mind/contacts/ideas and change the world!”
Discovered 1-8-2014

RE.WORK – “…combines entrepreneurship, technology and science to solve some of the world's greatest challenges using emerging technology. We showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies and their impact on business and society.”

Sass Conf – “A conference for front-end developers and designers that love Sass and are passionate about building a better, more beautiful web”

SecondConf – “An annual gathering of technologists passionate about creating great things”

SEEK – “…a one day design conference organized by students of Northern Illinois University’s Visual Communication Program.”

Semi-Permanent – “…is a creative platform spreading art and design inspiration. It consists of a conference and side events which include exhibitions, competitions, workshops and parties.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

Sketchcamp – “While other Sketchcamp events have focused on user experience, the goal for this event is to bring in a variation of techniques to reach a broader audience. This diverse group of industry professionals have the sketch chops and breadth of knowledge to share their techniques on an introductory level—allowing you to get your hands dirty and learn which techniques work best for you!”

Slow Art Day – “The annual event celebrating art. Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.”
Discovered 2-19-2014 via @philterry

Smashing Conference – “…an event for Web designers and developers. Organized by Vitaly Friedman and the Smashing Team [of Smashing Magazine].”
Discovered 1-10-2014

Social Fresh conference – “Our goal is to inspire people to create better businesses through social media.”

Spark Camp – “…spark projects and research together that would continue to pay dividends throughout the year and, hopefully, for many years to come.”
Discovered 2-17-2015

Story Chicago – “A Gathering of Creators, Dreamers and Entrepreneurs”

Summit Awesome – “…a meetup in the UK for a global collective of web makers.”

SXSW – “…original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or interactive technologies. And Austin continues to be the perfect location.”

TechfestNW – “…the little sister to MusicfestNW, the towering music festival (34,000 attendees), that has taken over the city of Portland for five days each year since 1995. In 2012, we added three days of tech programming, to honor and explore the technology, startups, and design culture that make Portland a digital hub.”

Techweek – “…to showcase, celebrate and enable emerging innovation ecosystems in the great cities. Techweek brings together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders for a week long celebration of all things tech. Our approach is to bring together an entire tech community under a single 7-day BIG TENT and then shine a global SPOT LIGHT on this ecosystem.”
Discovered 1-14-2014

10 Conference – “…brings together a community of global thought leaders and extraordinary innovators for a two-day conversation to explore the most important ideas shaping the future of business and society—and what they mean for our collective future.”

That Conference – “Spend 3 days, with 1000 of your fellow campers in 150 sessions geeking out on everything Mobile, Web and Cloud at a giant water park.”
Discovered 1-21-2014

ThingsCon – “…is a two-day conference about the future of the hardware business ranging from Internet of Things, wearables and connected devices to 3D printing and new manufacturing techniques.”
Discovered 1-21-2014

Third Coast International Audio Festival – “…curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible—on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place.”
Discovered 1-18-2014

3% Conference – “Women influence 80% of consumer spending yet only 3% of creative directors are women. Our mission is to support more female creative leadership in advertising agencies.”
Discovered 6-7-2014

Topcon – “…named after toponymy: the study of places and their names. For Chattanooga and other southern cities, this conference is an acknowledgement that good design should function as an investment in community.”

Tradeshow Bootcamp workshops – “…designed to give stationery manufacturers an open, honest and informative inside look at what goes into preparing for and exhibiting at large tradeshows.”

TypeCon – “…an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.”

TypeTalks – “…a collaborative activity designed to raise awareness of the power of typeface design and typography among both graphic design professionals and students.”
Discovered 1-8-2014

Typography Summer School – “…a meeting place for graduates of graphic design, wanting to bridge the gap between student and professional and learn more about typography. The school brings together leading practitioners and participants to study, exchange ideas, and investigate the discipline.”

2 Night Stand – “20 thinkers & makers dive into a weekend long creative bender.”
Discovered 2-15-2014

UX STRAT – “The UX Strategy Conference”

WantedDesign – “…is the meeting point for designers, manufacturers, industrials, craftsmen, students, design institutions, the press and all design lovers. WantedDesign is also playing a strong role, with our partners, to make NYCxDESIGN more dynamic and transform New York into a real design destination.”
Discovered 1-13-2014

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest – “…a grassroots event to inspire and enable the creative mind.”

Web Design Day – “…the best of Web Design to Pittsburgh in a fun, intimate and affordable event.”

WebVisions – “…an awesome conference that explores the future of web and mobile design, technology and digital media in NYC, Chicago, Portland and Barcelona.”

Women In Leadership and Business Conference – “Whether you are a CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, WIL-B offers you dynamic presenters, refreshingly relevant topics and the chance to advance yourself while connecting with other inspiring business women.”

Work Revolution Summit – “What if work didn’t have to suck? We don’t think it does. We want to completely revolutionize work, and none of us can do it alone. Thus, the Summit.”

World Domination Summit – “…a gathering of creative, interesting people from all over the world. Every summer, thousands of people travel to Portland, Oregon, for an immersive experience in life, work, and travel.”

The World Science Festival – “…is an annual celebration and exploration of science that launched in 2008. A community informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.”
Discovered 2-19-2014

World IA Day – “…is about bringing the information architecture community together.”
Discovered 1-8-2014

XOXO Fest – “An experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology”
Discovered 9-29-2014 via Daring Fireball

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List of Female Entrepreneurs began by Tina Roth Eisenberg, of Swissmiss and inventor of CreativeMornings, for conference organizers who seek female speakers

“Women and conferences” by freelance web designer Laura and Kalbag

“Making ‘A Diverse Conference’” by software developer Nick Quaranto at 37signals

“The Awesomeness of Meet-Ups” by designer and consultant Val Head, who co-runs Web Design Day

“Non-Creepy Networking” by letterer and illustrator Jessica Hische

“Does Our Industry Have a Drinking Problem?” by web developer, writer, speaker Rachel Andrew

“The Unbalanced Line-Up” by Kai Brach of Offscreen magazine
Discovered 1-13-2014

“Ladies in Tech, Let’s Step It Up” by entrepreneur, blogger, traveler Yasmine Mustafa
Discovered 2-19-2014

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