If you're one of the thousands of creative professionals starting or running your own business/product/studio/brand, clear your calendar for October 25th and join us at A/D/O in Brooklyn for the 2018 Core77 Conference. This year's conference is a day-long event that will focus on launching and running a creative business or product line. Attendees will learn tangible skills and techniques to help them produce, finance and promote their products, their services, and themselves, and will start building a network of connections to help nurture their nerve.
There are many reasons why a designer or creative professional might want to leave the corporate womb and strike out on their own. Barriers to entry are low. The ability to work in almost any location seems like a dream come true. The notions of seeing your ideas through to fruition, while having more control over the results of your work is appealing. But the idea of actually launching your own business, brand or product line can be daunting! There are many unknowns; business training is not typically part of the program in design school. Knowing how and when to take that first step can be a challenge.
With all that in mind, we organized the 2018 Core77 Conference to provide inspiration, knowledge and connections for people building, running and growing creative businesses. The morning sessions will feature creative entrepreneurs, advisors and investors sharing their stories of personal success and best practices. In the afternoon attendees will get an opportunity for a deep dive into specific topics through hands-on workshops covering public relations, brand building, social media, crowdfunding and more. There will be plenty of time to connect with peers during the day, and of course, we'll host a networking reception to cap it off in the evening.
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Confirmed presenters include:
Carly Ayres - Designer and Partner, HAWRAF Studio
Craighton Berman - Designer, illustrator, educator and creator
Emily Cohen - Author and business consultant
Alex Daly - Public relations and crowdfunding expert, Vann Alexandra
Michael DiTullo - Product designer and creative director
Joseph Guerra - Designer and Partner, Visibility Studio
Alexis Houssou - Entrepreneur and investor, Hardware Club
Pedro Sanches - Designer and Partner, HAWRAF Studio
Sina Sohrab - Designer and Partner, Visibility Studio
Jamie Wolfond - Founder of Good Thing, product and furniture designer
More presenters to be announced, and a full schedule will be published shortly. There are a limited number of Early Bird tickets available at a discounted price. Clear your calendars now and make plans to join us on October 25th!