Creative Conferences to Keep You Busy – Fall to Winter 2014

Back-to-school season is in full swing. Even if you're officially done with academia, it's crucial to keep your creative skills sharp.

Online training is one convenient route as you can move at your own pace, on your own time. But industry conferences and seminars provide another avenue for stimulating your mind and staying on top of your game. They also provide countless networking opportunities with fellow creatives.

Separated by category, here are some in-person and virtual conferences and events to keep on your radar. Some even offer early-bird discounts, so act fast if you’re interested in attending.


September 18-19 – Circles 2014, Grapevine, TX

September 22-28 – St. Louis Design Week – The Dot Show, St. Louis, MO. Sponsored by The Creative Group.

September 23-24 – Designers of Things, San Francisco, CA

October 3-5 Design Camp 2014, Brainerd, MN

October 22 – AIGA San Francisco: Job seeking for designers, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by The Creative Group.

October 23-24 – GAIN: AIGA Design and Business Conference, New York, NY

Interactive Design & Development

September 3-5 – HOW Interactive Design Conference, Washington, DC

September 4-6 – Big (D)esign Conference, Addison, TX. Sponsored by The Creative Group.

September 7-9 – UX STRAT, Boulder, CO

September 9 – UXPA Meetup, Seattle, WA. Sponsored by The Creative Group.

September 9-12 – UX Week 2014, San Francisco, CA

September 10-11 – Roost, Chicago, IL

September 11-13 – Blend Conference 2014, Charlotte, NC

September 15-17 – Velocity, New York, NY

September 25-26 – Brand New Conference, Chicago, IL

September 25-26 – Dev Workshop Conference 2014, Indianapolis, IN

September 26 – Forge Conference, Philadelphia, PA

September 29-October 1 – ARTIFACT Conference, Providence, RI

September 30 – UX Fest 2014, Watertown, MA

October 2-4 – Sass Conf, New York, NY

October 5-11 – Usability Week, San Francisco, CA

October 6-7 – Delight 2014, Portland, OR

October 7 – Front Porch, Dallas, TX

October 9 – Thunder Plains, Oklahoma City, OK

October 13-15 – CSS Dev Conference, New Orleans, LA

October 19-21 – HOW Interactive Design Conference, Chicago, IL. Sponsored by The Creative Group.

October 20-21 – Wearables + Things, Washington, DC

October 23-25 – Midwest UX Conference, Indianapolis, IN

October 27-29 – Future of Web Apps – JavaScript, Boston, MA

October 27-29 – User Interface 19, Boston, MA

October 30 – The Ultimate Developer Event, Boston, MA

November 3-5 – Breaking Development, Orlando, FL

November 3-5 – Future of Web Design, New York, NY

November 10-11 – The Open Mobile Summit 2014, San Francisco, CA

November 17-19 – HOW Interactive Design Conference, San Francisco, CA


September 8-11 – Content Marketing World 2014, Cleveland, OH

September 22-24 – Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing, New Orleans, LA

September 30-October 2 – Search Marketing Expo – SMX East, New York, NY

October 8-9 – C³ 2014, New York, NY

October 21-23 – Digital Marketing Strategies Summit, San Diego, CA

October 22-24 – ASCEND: Digital Marketing Summit 2014, Philadelphia, PA

Social Media

September 15-16 – The Corporate Social Media Summit, San Francisco, CA

September 24-25 – Social Media Strategies Summit, San Francisco, CA

November 4-5 – Social Media for Customer Service Summit, New York, NY