credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Social Impact

credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Social Impact

According to a recent study by Cone Communications, 87% of Americans will purchase a product because a company advocates for an issue they care about. More than ever, consumers are “voting” for causes with their shopping carts and using their purchases to engage with value-based companies.  But how does a company grow and succeed at the crossroads of profit and positive social impact?

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re highlighting 10 events dedicated to social impact and how to thoughtfully combine purpose with profession.

credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Fintech

credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Fintech

Fintech technologies are moving at a rapid pace. From faster payments to AI in banking, trends in fintech are uprooting the world of finance and revitalizing the industry from its traditions.

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re highlighting 10 events helping the financial industry stay up to speed on emerging technologies.

credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Artificial Intelligence

credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Artificial Intelligence

Seemingly overnight, the term “AI” has infiltrated every conversation around data. But looking beyond the buzzword, artificial intelligence is creating impact at scale through advancements in deep learning, machine learning, conversational interfaces, natural language processing and more. The best way to stay up to date on new developments in the field, learn new skills, and network with industry peers? Conferences.

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re featuring the top 10 events in AI.

credTen: Top Ten Conferences for Entrepreneurs

credTen: Top Ten Conferences for Entrepreneurs

When building a business, raising capital and maintaining healthy revenue is the first hurdle—but not the last. In a recent study of 2,700 entrepreneurs, respondents also listed marketing and advertising, recruiting, and employee culture as top challenges when running a successful company. Entrepreneurship events allow founders, leaders, and innovators to connect and share lessons on all the aspects that create a successful entrepreneur growing and scaling your company’s business, presence, and culture.

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re highlighting 10 events celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit.

credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Health

credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Health

Health care conferences attract attendees and speakers ranging from practicing physicians and hospital system executives to healthtech startup founders and members of the investment community. With global health spending expected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020, it’s critical for stakeholders within the health care ecosystem and converging industries to have opportunities to come together to discuss innovations, improving patient care, and public health challenges.

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re highlighting 10 events shaping the future of health care.

credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Design

 
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There are conferences tailored for specific audiences like marketers, women entrepreneurs, and even blockchain enthusiasts, but there’s another big industry that deserves the spotlight for its innovative events—design. Gone are the days of boring design presentations in stuffy conference rooms, these days design-focused events are bringing together creatives/designers from across the globe in fun, creative, and interactive environments.  

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re featuring the top 10 events worth checking out for designers and creatives.  

IxDA Interaction Conference
February 3 - 8 | Seattle
Similar to SXSW but for designers/creatives, Interaction is a week-long event that hosts an Education Summit, leadership retreat, workshops, and culminates with a three-day conference. Focusing on “Design in the Wild” the 2019 event gathers designers from across the world to explore the edges of interactive design.
Tickets: $1,500

Harvard’s xDesign
February TBD | Cambridge
Started in 2012 in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College, xDesign brings together over 500 creative thinkers, students, and notable designers to discuss the impact of design across industries.
Tickets: TBD

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AIGA Design Conference
April 4 - 6 | Pasadena
AIGA is back this year! This annual conference, which skipped 2018, brings together practitioners, researchers, and academics to discuss how design is changing and the impact it has on their fields.
Tickets: $1,400

Creative South
April 11 - 13 | Columbus, SC
An hour away from Atlanta, on the border between Georgia and Alabama, sits Columbus, South Carolina, home to Creative South. With a focus on the process and experience of design, this three-day conference gives designers actionable insights and takeaways they can use in their own practices.
Tickets: $447

HOW Design Live
May 7 - 10 | Chicago
Starting out as the HOW magazine in 1985 (which still exists today) HOW has transformed itself into one of the premier design events in the world. In May, over 4,000 attendees will converge in Chicago for four days of discussion around all things design and branding.  
Tickets: $1,295

99U Conference
May 8 - 10 | New York
99U is a two-day conference that brings together over 1,000 designers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and researchers to help them supercharge their work and make their big ideas happen. Featuring past speakers like Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, and others, this conference is one that creatives/designers simply can’t miss.
Tickets: $999

Design Thinkers
May 28 - 29 | Vancouver
October 24 - 25 | Toronto
Held in both Vancouver in the spring and Toronto in the fall, RGD's DesignThinkers is Canada's only annual conference for visual communicators. Over two days, attendees will gain in-depth insight into trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, and design management.
Tickets: $675

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AWWWards San Francisco
May 8 - 9 | San Francisco
AWWWards, the most-visited digital design awards platform in the world, is coming back to San Francisco for their summer conference. Featuring speakers from the likes of Dribbble, Google, and Airbnb, this two-day conference aims at helping designers and developers discover trends, new technologies, and the secrets of the Internet.
Tickets: $425

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IDSA Interaction Conference
September TBD | Chicago
Hailed as “A New Kind of Design Conference” IDSA’s Interaction Conference discusses the power of design. With speakers like the VP of Design at Fitbit, Director of Global Design Innovation at PepsiCo, Inc., and many others, this conference brings together diverse perspectives to discuss the future of design.
Tickets: TBD

Seattle Interactive Conference
October 17 - 18 | Seattle
Part design, part marketing, and part general tech, Seattle Interactive Conference brings together the best of each world. With speakers like Jeff Miller, Head of Creative Strategy at Snapchat; Alex Chung, CEO of Giphy; and our cred speaker Jeremy Bailey, Creative Director of Product at FreshBooks, this two-day conference needs to be on your list.
Tickets: $499

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credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Female Entrepreneurship

 
 
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Here at cred, we pride ourselves on working with passionate and accomplished speakers. In particular, we work with a number of inspiring female founders who are blazing trails and creating lasting impact within their industries. From advertising to artificial intelligence and machine learning, women are disrupting, innovating and paving the way for female leadership.

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re featuring the top 10 events worth checking out for female entrepreneurs.

BlogHer Creators Summit
August 8 - 9 | New York
#BlogHer18 Creators Summit will gather 2,000 attendees to celebrate women telling their stories to inspire and educate communities across the globe. Focused on the blogging and social media industries, the conference will feature talks from Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, Uzo Aduba, and more.
Tickets: $350*

Grace Hopper Celebration
September 26 - 28 | Houston
Named in honor of Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist and pioneer in computer programming (she invented one of the first compiler related tools), the Grace Hopper Celebration is an annual gathering of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
Tickets: $1,150*

 
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Yellow Conference
August 23 - 24, 2018 | Los Angeles

Hosted in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Yellow Conference is a gathering of 500 women who desire to fight for a better tomorrow; the ones who are willing to roll up their sleeves, step out in courage, and use their creativity for good. This year’s theme is “Our Ownership” and will explore what it means to own our stories, dreams, visions, passions, and abilities we have.
Tickets: $377*

 
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Create & Cultivate
August 25, 2018 | Chicago

A one-day conference with a focus to entertain, enlighten, and inform women around key topics surrounding #sidehustle life, the ever-changing digital landscape, entrepreneurship, and the real talk that comes with being a modern working woman.
Tickets: $350*

 
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Brit + Co #CreateGood
August 24 - September 24, 2018 | Los Angeles

October 17 - 21, 2018 | New York City
Brit + Co’s #CreateGood experience is a digital, social, and experiential conversation leaning into these needs and empowering women to be their best selves. Hosted in both LA and NYC, the event will feature talks by world-class speakers, creativity workshops, live performances, and more.
Tickets: $35*

Startup Grind Global Conference
February 12 - 13, 2019 | San Jose
With 5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups, this is Startup Grind's largest event. Over two days of programing, the entrepreneurs in the audience will hear stories, tactics, and lessons learned from founders from companies like LinkedIn, Slack, and Tesla.
Tickets: $255*

Watermark Conference for Women
February 22, 2019 | San Jose
The mission of the Watermark Conference for Women is to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. The organization was founded 25 years ago and this will be their 5th year hosting the conference, with past events featuring motivational talks and educational programming from the likes of Amal Clooney, Hillary Clinton, and Diane von Furstenburg.
Tickets: $225*

 
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Stand Up Lift Up - PBWC Annual Conference
April TBD | San Francisco
At last year’s event, PBWC convened 6,000 attendees for a sold-out and content-rich day of powerful conversations about equality, diversity and change. Keynotes included Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States, Maria Shriver, author & activist, and Jane Fonda, award-winning actress.
Tickets: $TDB
 

Forbes Women’s Summit
June TBD | New York
Featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and speaker spotlights, the Forbes Women’s Summit brings together the voices and insights of a diverse range of female luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment and politics.
Tickets: Invite  Only- Request to Attend!

 
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Inc. Women’s Summit
TBD | New York
Surround yourself with savvy female business leaders with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of dynamic exchanges and innovative business ideas. Speakers will share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the odds and reinventing business their own way.
Tickets: $TBD

*Standard/general registration rates at time of publication.

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credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Blockchain

 
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In the past year, blockchain has been called both a “tech breakthrough” and “the most over-hyped technology” of our generation. With tangible use cases across financial services, healthcare and supply chain, however, blockchain is more than just a buzzword; blockchain is changing the foundation of our global economic system.

In this edition of our credTen series, we lay down 10 events in blockchain worth checking out.

Crypto Valley Conference
June 20-22 | Zug
A global hub for blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects, Switzerland––specifically, Zug––is also home to the celebrated Crypto Valley Blockchain Conference. The event sees 600 attendees over three days of content, bringing together scholars, researchers, executives and government officials to discuss real-life applications of blockchain technology.
Tickets: $1,300*

Blockchain Connect
June 26-27 | San Jose
Bridging blockchain hotbeds of Asia and Silicon Valley, Blockchain Connect features international speakers and attendees, a demo and pitch stage, a hackathon and a career fair. “Catch the Next Crypto Unicorn” is the event’s tagline. Partners include Draper Dragon, Huobi Pro and ConsenSys.
Tickets: $799

Distributed
July 19-20 | San Francisco
The Distributed event series gathers global technologists, digital disruptors and industry leaders to explore how blockchain technology will shape the future. Distributed is the flagship event and includes an enterprise track on the foundations of distributed business, as well as a technical track covering tokenization and protocols.
Tickets: $649

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BlockShow Americas
August 20-21 | Las Vegas
Powered by leading cryptocurrency publisher CoinTelegraph, BlockShow showcases the industry’s most groundbreaking solutions and brings together businesses with blockchain. On the heels of a thrilling Europe event, BlockShow is coming to the US this summer and hosts an Asia edition as well.
Tickets: $988

Keynote’s World Blockchain Forum
September 3-5 | London
Keynote produces the longest-running financial conference for the bitcoin, blockchain and currency industries. In its fifth year, World Blockchain Forum hosts editions in London, Dubai and New York, and draws an intimate audience of 350 senior executives, investors and government officials.
Tickets: $750

Token Fest
September 13-14 | Boston
Focusing on the business and technology of blockchain, Token Fest covers topics like the state of the token-based economy, applied cryptography, smart contracts and scalable DApps. With 4,000 attendees and 200 speakers, the Boston edition is slated to be 2x bigger than its inaugural event in San Francisco.
Tickets: $999

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Deconomy
2019 dates TBA | Seoul
Deconomy gathers global thought leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and academy and policy groups to discuss the future of distributed economy. In 2018, Vitalik Buterin and David Chaum graced the stage, and spoke on topics like peer-to-peer cash systems and building and scaling Ethereum.
Tickets: TBA

UNCHAIN
2019 dates TBA | Hamburg
A two-day conference featuring international cryptocurrency and blockchain experts and entrepreneurs, UNCHAIN 2018 gathered an intimate audience in Hamburg for quality content. Speakers debated the impact of cryptocurrencies and socio-economic frameworks for blockchain and beyond.
Tickets: €600

Token Summit
2019 dates TBA | New York
Token Summit explores the token-based economy in depth. The 3rd summit in 2018 discussed token regulation, security tokens, and best practices for protocols and crypto-assets.
Tickets: $649

Consensus
2019 dates TBA | New York
Held during New York Blockchain Week in 2018, CoinDesk’s annual blockchain conference drew more than 4,000 enthusiasts from Silicon Valley, Wall Street and overseas. Despite a hefty ticket price and lambos displayed outside the venue, Consensus is where the crypto world goes to be seen.
Tickets: $2,000

Bonus: Hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sebastien Couture and Meher Roy, Epicenter publishes weekly interviews with leading minds in blockchain. Laura Shin’s Unchained Podcast is another source of influential talks with industry pioneers.

*Standard/general registration rates at time of publication.

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