February Events for Creatives & Designers in Edmonton
I’m constantly looking for events for the creative and design community in Edmonton. Networking and getting involved in the community are essential to staying connected and sane, especially when you work from home. I’ve created a short and sweet list of events happening this month that I wanted to share with you. Be sure to mark your calendar and save the date!
February 7, 2019 | 5:30pm | Free! | nForm User Experience Consulting
What is it? UX Designers meet up to chat design and what it takes to level up the design practice within your organization.
Why is it awesome? UX Design. Need I say more?
February 8, 2019 | 6:00pm | $20 | Royal Alberta Museum
What is it? PKN 33 will feature ten presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide format.
Why is it awesome? A great way to spark creativity is by listening to speakers talk about all kinds of fun topics!
February 9, 2019 | 6:00pm | $30 | SNAP Printshop
What is it? Hosted by the Society of North Alberta Print-Artists, adults ages 18+ will enjoy an evening of Valentine’s themed letterpress printing, delicious drinks, and sweet and savoury snacks.
Why is it awesome? Why not get nitty gritty with a traditional printmaking technique?
February 12, 2019 | 8:00am | $40 – $60 | Matrix Hotel
What is it? Hosted by the Advertising Club of Edmonton, this event includes a panel of the talented judges from this year’s ACE Awards. Discussion will cover the ever evolving world of advertising and what we as marketers can do to ensure our clients stay competitive, engaging and top of mind.
Why is it awesome? The judges are typically flown in from all over North America and they typically come from recognizable and renowned agencies. Pair that with a tasty breakfast and some networking and you have one solid event!
February 15, 2019 | 8:30am | Free! | Peter Laugheed Hall
What is it? Creative Mornings is a world-wide breakfast lecture series for the creative community. The free monthly events feature a short talk and breakfast!
Why is it awesome? Tasty breakfast, tasty coffee, networking, creatives, inspiration. The list goes on. Hands-down one of the best events to attend as a designer.
February 27, 2019 | 6:00pm | Free! | Work Nicer Coworking
What is it? DPM Edmonton is a meetup for anyone creating digital products. Once a month or so, they meet up to network and share PM-y secrets like what tools to use, meeting impossible deadlines, and keeping clients happy.
Why is it awesome? As a freelancer, it’s nice meeting a few faces from the project management side of things and connecting with people who are also managing digital projects.
That’s all for now! Hopefully I’ll see you at a few of these events. If I missed one, or if you have any upcoming events in March that you’d like to share, feel free to connect.
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*Images and artwork are from the respective organizations/events.