Who Said You Can't Balance Work and Play at Creative Works Conference

Calling all creatives! There's a whole conference right here in Memphis dedicated to honing in on your skills while meeting top leaders in their respective fields.

Unforgettable presentations, hands-on workshops, pop-up markets and after-parties are what you can look forward to from September 28-30, 2023.

Creative Works Conference

Memphis' own, Josh Horton, founded Creative Works and wanted to promote creative spaces in the city. The Creative Works conference is September 28-30, 2023 all over Downtown Memphis.

All presentations happen at the iconic New Daisy Theater. Workshops will be right around the corner at Epicenter. The pop-up market will be at Ghost River Brewing Co. Taproom. 

Attendees flock from all over the world, but we want to get more locals take advantage of this amazing opportunity. 

presentation at Creative Works with Jay-Z reference
Creative Works Conference Presentation

This is the place to be for any and all creatives. You'll be surrounded by diverse like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about their work as you are. We're so excited to see Memphian Mia Saine as one of the many speakers. Mia is an amazing illustrator and designer! You may have seen their holiday collection in Target.

The list of presenters is impressive with people who are the top of their crafts. Learn from top creatives of Disney TV Animation, Vinyl Me Please, COLLINS, and more. From illustration to filmmaking and writing -- this conference covers it all.

In addition to the conference presentations, there are additional hands-on workshops you can sign up for. Here are a couple ones to look forward to:

Friday, September 29

Create Timeless Brand Marks with Allan Peters
Delve into the principles that define timeless logos and learn a proven logo creation process that will fuel your creativity.

Choose Your Own Adventure with Kelly Thorn and Brett Stenson, Young Jerks
Embark on a captivating journey of storytelling, design, and illustration starting with a wackadoo mad lib that completed together, and from there, it's up to you to draw what you feel inspired to create.

Saturday, September 30

Foundations of Lettering with Ken Barber
Through hands-on activities, you'll learn how to effectively draw, customize, and arrange letterforms in engaging compositions that can be applied across various contexts.

Chaos & Discipline with Brian Collins and Taamrat Amaize 
Prepare to break free from the confines of ordinary thinking in this thought-provoking workshop. Through immersive exercises and interactive discussions, you'll explore the exhilarating potential of embracing the unexpected.

Creative Works Conference After Party

Snag your General Admission tickets ASAP. This includes access to conference presentations, dinners, and after party. Does not include admission to workshops (you pick one workshop per day.)

They've done all the heavy work for you if you need help convincing your boss to attend the conference.


9th Annual Creative Works Conference
September 28 - 30, 2023


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