Conference Blog

NEW: 4 Workshops available day after Cre8con

This year we realized one of our goals, which is to offer a series of Cre8con-affiliated Workshops for creative professionals that will take place the day after the main Cre8con event. We are excited to announce 4 such Workshops, all happening on Saturday, September 28th. NOTE: Registering for the main event, Cre8con on Friday, Sept….

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Over 650 companies have sent employees to Cre8con

People attend Cre8con for the unique form of inspiration, motivation, and ideation that can result from listening to successful creatives across a variety of industries talk about their creative process and show examples of their work. Teams in the workplace can benefit from this experience as well. You never know when a creative process story…

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Portland Creative Conference Reviews

For the past 3 years we have surveyed attendees of the Portland Creative Conference right after the event, asking them to review / rate the conference and to provide feedback to help us make each year better than the last.  A total of 246 people have responded to these surveys (63 in 2015, 87 in 2016 and 96 in 2017). Based…

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2017 Cre8con proceeds support Arts Education

Keeping the Arts has announced that proceeds from the 2017 Portland Creative Conference (aka Cre8con) have been used to provide over $9,000 of financial support for several K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.  Including these new grants, Keeping the Arts has distributed over $105,000 to support such programs. Programs selected to receive financial support from 2017 Portland…

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Attendee Testimonials from 2017

With an unconventional event like the Portland Creative Conference, it’s often a challenge to express in a short marketing sound bite what the experience of attending truly feels like because it is an experience like no other event for creative industries professionals. However, out attendees do a great job of it, so we posted over…

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How Your Attendance Impacts Kids in Oregon

Attendees of the 2016 Portland Creative Conference only know part of the story… They know about the unique experience and true value of the event itself, including inspirational speakers talking about their creative process and valuable creative industries networking. However, the rest of the story is that a high percentage of their registration fees are…

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Agencies rave about the 2016 Portland Creative Conference

We were thrilled to see that several Portland-area agencies sent teams of people to the 2016 Portland Creative Conference.  It seems like the feeling is mutual based on how several agency attendees raved about the event. Here are some examples: Blog Posts From Veracity… Lines Between Art and Entrepreneurialism Blur at the Portland Creative Conference…

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Announcing a Creative Afternoon Event for Students

Do you have a middle school or high school age son or daughter, niece or nephew, or family friend that you think would benefit from being inspired by creative professionals? The Portland Creative Conference is excited to announce our new partnership with Creativity NEXT, an afternoon of short inspirational talks about creative careers for middle…

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Attendee Testimonials from 2016

With an unconventional event like the Portland Creative Conference, it’s often a challenge to express in a short marketing sound bite what the experience of attending truly feels like because it is an experience like no other event for creative industries professionals. However, out attendees do a great job of it, so we have posted…

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Arts Education Grants Made Possible by Our 2016 Event

The majority of proceeds from Portland Creative Conference registration fees go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon through Keeping the Arts, an Oregon-based non-profit. To-date Keeping the Arts has distributed over $92,000 to support such programs. Funds raised at the 2016 Portland Creative Conference were used to provide support for the following arts education programs…

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