Portland Creative Conference
Sept 29, 2017

Friday, September 29th
Gerding Theater at the Armory, Pearl District
Early Bird Price: $99

Join other Creative Industries professionals for a day of exploring and celebrating the creative process, inspiration, and imagination at the Portland Creative Conference on Friday, September 29th at the Gerding Theater in the Armory.

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(NOTE: This is a non-profit event and proceeds go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.)


  • Peter Kuran - Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the original "Star Wars" with this Academy Award-winning Visual Effects artist who worked on Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, and VI. Peter also worked on "Men in Black", "Thirteen Days" and 300 other movies (most recently, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back").
  • Wes Studi - Award-winning Native American Actor. Notable films include "Avatar", "Heat", "Dances with Wolves", "Geronimo: An American Legend" (lead role). You've seen this guy in several movies!
  • Lidia Yuknavich - Bestselling Author (The Small Backs of Children), 2016 Oregon Book Award’s Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. Her TED talk (the big TED, not the regional TEDx) has nearly 2 million views...
  • David F. Walker - Award-winning Comic Book Writer (Marvel, DC), filmmaker, co-founder/curator of the Portland Black Film Festival
  • Shawn Levy - Bestselling Author (Paul Newman: A Life, Rat Pack Confidential), Film Critic, Educator
  • Marcelino Alvarez - Founder & CEO of Uncorked Studios, clients include Google, Samsung, Intel, Nike, adidas, Lego. Formerly with Wieden+Kennedy

In addition to several keynote presenters, there will also be an attendee reception after the confence.

For complete details and to register, visit: http://cre8co*


  • Wacom
  • The Creative Group
  • Art Institute of Portland
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Charles Schwab


Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory, Pearl District
Friday, September 29, 2017
8:00am – 9:00am Check-in and networking
9:00am – 5:00pm Conference
5:30pm - 7:30pm Wrap Party @ Wieden+Kennedy

*Times & speakers subject to change


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