“At the 99% Conference, Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda defines the key qualities of standout innovators – a willingness to struggle, to make mistakes, to live with ambiguity – and tackles the creative’s biggest challenge: How to lead other creatives. Perhaps confronting the status quo, killing bureaucracy, and leading change can be its own art form…”
The 99% Conference looked like it must have been a great event to attend.
Have you ever been a little frustrated that you didn’t quite make it to that last creative event and wondered how everyone knew about it and you didn’t? Well, there are so many events happening in so many places now that it has become damn near impossible to keep track of all of them or even decide which one you want to attend. Creative Everyone is a new website (still in beta) hoping to catalog practically every event that is going on out there so you can go to one place and find every date, place, time and description of any and all events you may actually want to attend. Good idea.
The Offset 2010 event in Dublin, Ireland will soon be kicking off from October 1st through the 3rd. Last years event included speakers such as Massimo Vignelli, Chip Kidd, James Jean, House Industries, The London Police, Sir Peter Blake, Oliver Jeffers, Pentagram, Dave McKean, Experimental Jetset and Tara McPherson. This years event is being hosted at Grand Canal Theatre, situated right in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. It’s a really great venue for a meeting of the creative minds. We wish terribly that we could be there. Hopefully next year. What better reason do you need to visit Dublin.
Richard Lent the founder and CEO of Agencynet, whom I consider a friend and have worked with in the past will be speaking this Thursday as a part of the Outside Voices series for the New Denver Ad Club. He’ll be talking about what has been on everyone’s mind lately in the ad industry. Namely, how completely insane it is right now and just how much crazier it is going to get (which is anyone’s guess). He will be speaking in downtown Denver at the Hotel Curtis at 5:45 September 23rd (this Thursday).
Richard is a really smart guy and has managed to keep carrying his company aloft during these turbulent times and I know for a fact he has a lot of knowledge to share. It will definitely be worth the trip. You can register for the event here. I will be there and I hope to see you too.
My Art Direction alma mater Cactus is once again hosting the ‘can’t miss’ party of the summer. It’s time again today for the Bike From Work Bash celebrating the end of Bike To Work Day here in Denver, Colorado. The festivities will kick off tonight around 5 and end when Cactus can finally get what I am guessing will be a couple hundred people or more out of their parking lot. We will be attending late after a client meeting we have scheduled at 5. So set aside a cold one for us guys because we can’t wait to see what you have cooked up this year. It’s going to be one helluva party, so don’t even think about missing it.
Here’s where to go at 5pm:
2128 15th Street
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