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Speakers, Master Classes & Actionable Advice: Inside the 99U Conference 2014

Speakers, Master Classes & Actionable Advice: Inside the 99U Conference 2014
Published February 18, 2014 by Behance Team
Are you tired of creative conferences that teach you how to dream big, but not how to DO big? Well, we are, too. That's why we created the 99U Conference, where we invite visionaries from across industries to share actionable tips on how to execute great ideas. Our incredible 2014 lineup includes 37Signals founder Jason Fried, entrepreneur & author Seth Godin, Facebook product design director Julie Zhuo, graffiti artist-turned-entrepreneur Mark Ecko, and many more.

On May 1-2, 2014 here in New York City, each of these remarkable idea executors will take the stage at Lincoln Center to deliver a keynote, packing as much insight as possible into a killer 20-minute talk. But making ideas happen isn't just about listening, which is why we assemble a rich conference program that complements our talks with tons of interactive programming, great takeaway content, and networking parties.

If you're not already registered, here's a sneak peek at what your 99U ticket gets you:

1. Seventeen Keynotes w/ Actionable Advice on Idea Execution


Our roster of leading researchers, top entrepreneurs, and accomplished creative visionaries will share actionable, pragmatic advice on making ideas happen through a series of 20-minute keynotes. This year's diverse lineup includes everyone from 37Signals (now Basecamp) founder Jason Fried to leadership expert David Marquet to marketing genius Seth Godin to ModCloth co-founder Susan Gregg Koger to angel investor Joanne Wilson. See the full lineup here.

2. One Collaborative Studio Session

The 99% Conference | IDEO Studio Session | May 3rd, 2012

Our one-of-a-kind studio sessions give you an all-access to pass to some of the most creative workplaces in Manhattan. Each studio session will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the world's best brands stay ahead of the curve. This year's choices include Spotify, IDEO, Quirky, Red Antler, Refinery29, SYPartners, Fueled, MoMA, and Undercurrent. See more details, including session topics, here

3. Admission to a 75-minute Master Class


On day one, you'll get to participate in a 75-minute masterclass featuring one of the world's leading creative thinkers. Choices include Behance founder Scott Belsky, Facebook Product Design Director Julie Zhuo, Accidental Creative founder Todd Henry, designer Ayse Birsel, and UX Instigator and Yoga Instructor Irene Au.  See more details here.

4.  Our Networking Pre-Party at the Art Directors Club

99U Pop-Up School — Brand & Digital Strategy

Before we kick off the official conference, we'll be hosting a killer conference warmup at the Art Directors Club in midtown Manhattan. Beyond the free drinks we'll be passing out, we're programming a slew of networking and skill-building activities -- ranging from one-on-one portfolio reviews to creative quiz games to cutting-edge product demos -- to get you fired up.

5. Subscription to the New 99U Quarterly Magazine


This spring, we'll be launching the first-ever 99U quarterly magazine, featuring a curated lineup of our best interviews, articles and tips, and custom-designed by the crack Behance design team. Each ticketed Conference attendee will receive a complimentary subscription to the new quarterly. (In fact, this is the only way to get a subscription to the quarterly!) We'll deliver four beautiful issues of the magazine right to your doorstep throughout 2014.

6. Access to the Day 1 Cocktail Reception


Close out Day One of the Conference by joining us for complimentary cocktails at Providence, a former church and recording studio just blocks from Lincoln Center. We'll make sure the vibe is right to get your network on, and provide some creative goodies to help you break the ice.

7. The World's Greatest Schwag Bag


Design is not an afterthought at 99U. In fact, it influences everything we do -- and the Conference is no different. As part of your event experience, you'll receive a custom-designed 99U schwag bag, packed with gorgeous (and useful!) creative tools, notebooks, and other goodies. 

8. Admission to Our Legendary After-Party at MoMA


An open bar, a world-class DJ, and one of the premier museums in the world... It doesn't get much better than the 99U Afterparty at The Museum of Modern Art. What better way to close out the Conference? 

Not registered yet? Get your ticket to 99U today.


(all photos: MACKME.COM)


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