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Monday, March 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Rise of the Creative Economy

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Design has become a competitive advantage across industries and creatives have moved from the periphery to the center of the global economy today – an influential force planting the seeds for a creative revolution within corporations, at design-led start-ups, as entrepreneurs, as VCs, developers and more. In this session led by Adobe’s Scott Belsky, gain insights on the seismic shifts in creative careers and the unique challenges and opportunities that creatives face. Learn how to navigate this changing environment from experts in marketing your portfolio, scaling yourself as a business and managing your career.

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Scott Belsky

VP Prod & Community, Co-Founder of Behance, Adobe
Scott Belsky is Adobe's vice president of Mobile Products & Community and is head of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired the company in 2012. Millions of... Read More →
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Justin Gignac

Founder, Working Not Working
Justin Gignac is the co-founder of Working Not Working, an invite-only, real-time network of the busiest, most talented and most sought after creatives in the business. Companies like Apple, Droga5, Wieden+Kennedy, The New York Times, IDEO and Google use Working Not Working to manage... Read More →
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Emily Heyward

Partner, Red Antler
Emily began her career in advertising as a Strategic Planner, working on many top brands under General Mills and Procter & Gamble, as well as DeBeers, where she led research for all major brand initiatives and developed strategies for multiple launches. She started her career at D’Arcy... Read More →
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Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Ryan Merkley is CEO at Creative Commons, a global non-profit with chapters in over 80 countries. CC licenses are the global standard for sharing, with over 1 billion licensed works available online on nearly every major content platform. Prior to joining CC, Ryan was Chief Operating... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon D

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