March 7, 2019

Five Fabulous Creativity Conferences to Check Out in 2019

We all know that creativity thrives on inspiration. You’ll find plenty of it at these five conferences, which all promise to help you discover what it takes to find, feed and ignite that all-important creative spark.


1. Creative Problem Solving Institute Conference (June 18-23) Buffalo, NY

The CPSI conference has been inspiring minds and elevating ideas for over 60 years—making it the world’s longest-running creativity conference. Attendees can expect to stretch their creative limits in hands-on workshops while gleaning inspiration from speakers like Ted Louis Levy—a renowned Broadway choreographer who will share insights on why creativity is so important in both our professional and personal lives.

In addition to Seed sponsoring this year’s CPSI conference, we’re honored to have Cherri Prince and Corey Beilstein as one of the Spotlight speakers, as well as a live community arts demonstration from our very own painter/designer extraordinaire, Jeff Johns!


2. The Yellow Conference (August 22-23) Los Angeles, CA

The Yellow Conference is a gathering for creative women intent on making a positive impact with their unique gifts, skills and talents. This gives like-minded women a chance to connect—not only with each other—but also with themselves. All in an effort to understand their place and purpose in making the world we share… better.


3. Circles Conference (September 18-20) Fort Worth, TX

Circles Conference brings designers, techies and creative professionals together for three days of creation, collaboration and world-class networking. Attendees will learn from the industry’s top leaders while rubbing elbows (and ideas) with a diverse range of artistically inclined individuals.


4. Cre8Con – ThePortland Creative Conference (September 27) Portland, OR

The Portland Creative Conference—known as Cre8Con—will take you deep inside the creative process, celebrating the ideas, approaches and unique perspectives of today’s top creative minds. Learn from industry leaders in a variety of industries, and explore the art and science of creativity from a fresh, inspiring perspective.


5. Summit LA (November 8-11) Los Angeles, CA

As the world’s preeminent “ideas conference,” Summit LA hosts a wide range of experiences designed to foster new professional relationships and creative experiences. From stirring presentations, to live performances, to gourmet food, to wellness classes and art exhibitions, Summit LA offers three days of inspiration and stimulation.

So, which of these conferences has what it takes to light your creative fire? Will you be attending any of them? Are there any others you think we should add to the list? We’d love to hear from you—comment below or connect with us on LinkedIn.


Jeff Johns is SVP, Creative at Seed Strategy where he consistently delivers breakthrough creative at lightning speed across a wide range of best-in-class design practices: packaging, branding, shelf aisle optimization and advertising.

As a member of Seed’s copywriting team, Matt Donahue marries his love for creative writing with a keen interest in product innovation, technology and science. He’s a graduate of Seton Hill University’s “Popular Fiction” master’s program and writes for fun as often as he can.

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