Save The Date:
March 29th – April 3rd, 2021



Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers are ready to inspire and motivate creative minds—student, educators and professional alike. View their work, explore their creative processes, learn from their mistakes, and laugh with them as they share with you their insights on the creative industry.



This Year’s Keynote Speakers

Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton

Writer, Curator, Educator, and Designer


Hance Taplin

Hance Taplin

By Way of Dallas




Past Speakers

A history of creative inspiration.



David Waingarten
David Waingarten

Creative Director


Ann Willoughby
Ann Willoughby

Willoughby Design


Tad Carpenter
Tad Carpenter

Designer, Illustrator + Partner of Carpenter Collective


Butler  Looney
Butler Looney

Creative Director at Sterling Brands


Graham Douglas
Graham Douglas

Freelance Creative Director


Stephen Gates
Stephen Gates

InVision Head of Design Transformation


Oen Michael Hammonds
Oen Michael Hammonds

Head of Talent Enablement Experiences, IBM Studios


Kelli Anderson
Kelli Anderson

Interactive Designer


Tim Salau
Tim Salau

Mr Future Of Work


Lisa Congdon
Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon Art & Illustration


Corwin Stone
Corwin Stone

Sr. Global Creative Director, Active Network


John Custer
John Custer

Founder & Principal of Dandy


Noreen Morioka
Noreen Morioka

Chief Creative Officer at TATCHA


Petrula Vrontikis
Petrula Vrontikis

Educators Forum Keynote


Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar
Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar

Director of Education, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


Tony Madalone
Tony Madalone

Owner, Fresh Brewed Tees


Lanny Sommese
Lanny Sommese

Sommese Design and Penn State University


Connie Birdsall
Connie Birdsall

Creative Director


Antionette Carroll
Antionette Carroll

Founder and CEO, Creative Reaction Lab


Jamie Mustard
Jamie Mustard

Iconist


David  Carson
David Carson

David Carson Design


Gary Taxali
Gary Taxali

Illustrator


Lisa Quine
Lisa Quine

Lettering Mural Artist