2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Rise of the Creative Economy

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon D
110 E 2nd St

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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Emily Heyward


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 ini...

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Justin Gignac


Working Not Working

Ryan Merkley


Creative Commons

Ryan Merkley is a leader in public policy, open government, and digital communications. He is Chief Executive Officer of Creative Commons, the global nonprofit that enables the sharing and use of c...

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Scott Belsky

VP Prod & Community, Co-Founder of Behance


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 Beha...

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