What is Creative Works Conference?

On the surface, it’s 18 talks, 10 workshops, 36 vendors, and 3 afterparties that encourage inspiration, connection, and growth among creative professionals. Beyond that, it can also be a confidence booster, a skill builder, a network expander, and a career changer. Truly, the conference is what you make it.

Who’s it for?⁣⁣

This conference is for creative professionals who are serious about their craft and want to sharpen their skills, learn how others work, and build in-person relationships with creators from all over the country. All it takes is the willingness to learn, listen, and be present.

Why should I attend?⁣⁣

To learn from and be inspired by world-class talent. To connect with a national network of designers, artists, and makers. To expand your perspective. To spend three days experiencing the culture and community of Memphis, TN. Need to convince your boss? We’ve got you covered.

Where should I stay?

Our friends at SpringHill Suites have provided conference attendees with a group rate. Book your room today to lock in your special room rate. (Discount is subject to availability.)

Are there any ticket discounts?

We do not offer discounted tickets to the conference, as Creative Works is very competitively priced compared to similarly sized conferences and events. The revenue generated from ticket sales goes directly into covering the costs of the event and growing the experience year after year.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes. All attendees, speakers, instructors, and sponsors are required to follow our code of conduct. We take this code, and all claims against it, very seriously.

What’s the refund policy?

You can request a full refund for a conference pass up to 30 days prior to the event (September 3, 2019).


Convince Your Boss

In an ideal world, conferences would be free and teleportation would exist. But they’re not (and it doesn’t), so you might want to look to your employer for help making your way here. If you work at a company or an agency, use the following points to craft your pitch to come to Creative Works Conference. It’s a worthwhile investment that can truly impact your work and your career.

I’ll learn new skills from industry experts.

Creative Works brings in top talent to teach hands-on workshops for relevant skills like design systems and app prototyping. I have the opportunity to select two 3-hour workshops to make the most of my time at the conference.

I’ll have renewed energy and passion for my work.

At the core of the conference, 18 world-class creatives give talks about their processes, their work, their successes, and their failures. It’s inspiring to see that amount of talent and insight in one place, and I know it will give me a boost of confidence and energy.

I’ll come back with new trends, ideas, techniques, and best practices.

Some of the most valuable takeaways are seeing how other designers and creatives approach projects and solve problems. I’ll learn about tools, workflows, and processes that I can put to good use in my work here.

I’ll make new relationships and connect with a larger creative community.

Expanding my perspective and connecting with a national network of creatives will give me encouragement to push my skills and my work further.

Are you a Memphian? Remind your employer they don’t even have to pay for travel or accommodations, which can often be the most expensive part of going to a conference.