What is the Creative unConference?

Filled with creative dialogue and innovative conversations with the best and brightest minds in your region, this unique day-long event provides you with an invaluable opportunity to:

  • Build new collaborative networks and partnerships across creative industries and disciplines
  • Learn something new from others in creative fields
  • Find answers to the questions that matter to you the most
  • Consider business issues related to creative advertising, marketing, media, PR, promotion, and publishing
  • Be exposed to new ideas for making and keeping your business relevant

Unlike traditional conferences, the flexible, participant-driven format favors discussion, debate and interactive participation on emerging trends, the latest issues and new projects. Check out what attendees have said about last year's Creative unConference.


How Does It Work?

It's simple. We provide the attendees with a prompt for discussion—and then we get out of the way.

You build the day's agenda around your interests, needs and areas of expertise, with the interactive participation driving the sessions. Each session lasts about 45 minutes and space is reserved for simultaneous sessions to be held throughout the day. Notes are taken at each session, and a book of all the discussions will be compiled. So those sessions you can't make, you won't completely miss.


What Will Be Talked About?

The prompt for the Creative unConference Chicago is:

Putting start-up ideas into action.

Start-ups experiment. They collaborate. And most importantly, they ask “What if?” Utilize that entrepreneurial spirit in order to tap into wells of creativity and new streams of revenue. You don't have to be a start-up to attend, but you should act like one in order to stay hungry and ensure continued success.

Where do you go from there? Anywhere you like.

Anyone can lead a session or you can simply join the conversation. Start a discussion about turning a concept into a successful marketing campaign or profitable business venture. Lead a session on the logistical challenges of scaling up when enjoying a lot of success in a hurry. It’s up to you. The agenda is created live. It's about creative dialogue and conversation. Not talking heads.


Who Should Attend?

We bring together a diverse mix of professionals from traditional and interactive agencies, clients from a broad range of industries, producers from digital and entertainment media, and other related creative fields. Mix and mingle with the best and the brightest in their respective disciplines and roles—from creative, strategy and innovation directors, chief marketing officers, art directors, copywriters and media planners to digital artists, futurists, social media geeks and techies and everyone in between.

If you're eager to meet and speak to a diverse group of industry professionals as well as learn and share ideas, the Creative unConference Chicago is for you.

No BS. No hype. Just smart people talking.


The One Club for Art & Copy
260 5th Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001