Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

WUSTL's Designing Creativity (Guest Lecture) >> St. Louis, MO

Course Description: Via a series of lectures from prominent thinkers and practitioners in the areas of medicine, neuroscience, law, engineering, architecture, human-centered design, business, stage design, and the performing arts, Designing Creativity is a course that will explore the study and practice of the creative process across many disciplines. From "Ah-ha" epiphanies to slow-developing discoveries, the creative process has been employed by innovators and artists in virtually every corner of the globe for centuries. In this course, we will study the different processes of creatives in many fields. The class will also incorporate practice of design thinking and creativity techniques in a LAB component that will allow students to explore the development of innovative ideas in collaborative teams followed by project presentations to core faculty and classmates.

Guest Lecture Topic: Utilizing creativity to impact systems of power, including money and politics

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

At the Edge of Everything Else >> St. Louis, MO

At the Edge of Everything Else | St. Louis is a social space for artists, architects, urbanists, and others on the “critical spatial practice” spectrum. The series will run weekly from September 13 to December 6. A casual forum to share projects and ideas, each event will hover between social club and public program, anchored by a few brief presentations but mainly dedicated to unstructured conversation. The name is poached from Esther Choi and Marikka Trotter’s 2010 Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else. Taking their titular gesture a step further, At the Edge of Everything Else privileges no one departure point, instead inhabiting an interdisciplinary center-space defined by the entanglement of the fields at its periphery: art, architecture, urban theory, cultural geography, landscape, and community development (to name a few). At the Edge of Everything Else is free and open to anyone working at the intersection of cultural and spatial production.

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Good Multiplier Fellowship (Workshop) >> St. Louis, MO
Nov
9
4:45 PM16:45

Good Multiplier Fellowship (Workshop) >> St. Louis, MO

Good Multiplier enables communities to respond to the most pressing needs of their region. With a focus on propping up programs that are created by and for the community, our program engages nonprofit and board leadership in shared capacity building that fosters education, connections and currency for growth. In particular, we help women-led, people of color-led and grassroots led organizations multiply their community good with training, coaching and peer learning experiences.

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TEDxGatewayArch | Ripple Effect >> St. Louis, MO
Oct
27
4:30 PM16:30

TEDxGatewayArch | Ripple Effect >> St. Louis, MO

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A drop in the bucket, and a hurricane of change. Join us for an evening of locally sourced, free range ideas, courtesy of TEDxGatewayArch. Come engage with the minds impacting our world, and learn how your ideas might also have the capacity to change our planet.

Save the date for the evening of Friday, October 27th, and come with an appetite for good food and inspiration.

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AIGA National Design Conference (The Designer of 2025 Panelist) >> Minneapolis, MN
Oct
11
to Oct 14

AIGA National Design Conference (The Designer of 2025 Panelist) >> Minneapolis, MN

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The AIGA National design conference is hosted annually by AIGA, the professional association for design, as a means of connecting the design community through rich conversation, inspiration, networking and education.

The AIGA National Design conference theme is “connect” because we’re all in search of meaningful connections to the work we do—and ultimately, to each other. Connection happens when we employ empathy in our work, when we include the stories and perspectives of others, and when we come together to move our professions and humanity forward.

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Harvard University's Black in Design Conference (Panelist) >> Cambridge, MA
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Harvard University's Black in Design Conference (Panelist) >> Cambridge, MA

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The Black in Design Conference, organized by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design African American Student Union (GSD AASU) recognizes the contributions of the African diaspora to the design fields and promotes discourse around the agency of the design profession to address and dismantle the institutional barriers faced by our communities.

Building upon the Black in Design Conference in 2015, we are framing the upcoming conference across the forms of design, to unearth our agency as designers to envision more radical and equitable futures. We revealed the boundless capacity and power of a network of black and brown designers that we intend to grow through the 2017 Black in Design Conference: Designing Resistance, Building Coalitions.

While the political climate we face today is tenuous, the forces of systemic injustice are not new. We will explore design as resistance and show how designers are advocates and activists. We will highlight the contributions made by leaders across nontraditional fields in creating spaces for actions and representations of resistance. Through this exploration, we will broaden the definition of design, understanding it through the lens of these visionaries in their work.

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Creative Works Conference (Workshop & Lecture) >> Memphis, TN
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Creative Works Conference (Workshop & Lecture) >> Memphis, TN

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CREATIVITY CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT MONEY AND POLITICS CAN’T.

That makes you dangerous. Join us in Memphis for three days of creative inspiration, growth, and connections. It’s a conference like you've never experienced, and one you'll never forget.

Go deep in these 3-hour, hands-on sessions led by top creatives from around the country. Workshops are open only to conference attendees and are limited to 40 people. Sign up for one workshop per day to max out your time at Creative Works. Register now, before your favorites fill up.

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AIGA Cincinnati Design Week >> Cincinnati, OH
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

AIGA Cincinnati Design Week >> Cincinnati, OH

For decades, Cincinnati has placed itself at the forefront of global design. Our 6th Annual Cincinnati Design Week is a weeklong celebration of creativity, featuring 15 events in just 5 days. You'll enjoy workshops, studio tours, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and of course, great parties. This year's lineup will help you make an impact in your career, community, and beyond. All races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and ability, are welcome to join us during #cdw17. We look forward to celebrating the power of design with both designers and design-enthusiasts.

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Story Conference (Breakout Session Speaker) >> Nashville, TN
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Story Conference (Breakout Session Speaker) >> Nashville, TN

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center (map)
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STORY 2017 is a two day conference for makers, creators and artists who tell stories in a variety of mediums, industries and settings. From canvas and screens to classrooms and stages, STORY is for storytellers of all kinds. Part instruction, part inspiration, you’ll be challenged and stretched by innovative talks and unique performances. You’ll meet new friends and connect with leading creative practitioners, but even more, you’ll be challenged to become a better storyteller.

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Business Innovation Factory Summit (Storyteller) >> Providence, RI
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Business Innovation Factory Summit (Storyteller) >> Providence, RI

At the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Summit, 500 people come together in a historic theater to hear 15-minute stories of transformation, as 32 people from many different industries and sectors tell the stories of their creative processes, their struggles, and where they're going in the future.

A purposeful community of innovation junkies gathers at each Summit, ready to connect with 'unusual suspects' and new ideas, get in touch with their innate creativity, and identify better ways to deliver value.

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