Ready to be inspired by some of the creative industry’s best thinkers and disruptors? Want to stay relevant and make an impact in your job, industry, and career? Looking to improve your craft and invest in yourself? If you’re answering YES then plan to attend the inaugural REVOLVE Conference happening October 29–30 at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC. Bringing together designers, marketers, and entrepreneurs for a two-day conference at the beach – REVOLVE provides everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful career.
REVOLVE has assembled a powerhouse lineup of 27 acclaimed speakers and practitioners to help you learn from the best in user experience, design, digital marketing, business operations, and content strategy. What’s even better is that it’s happening right here in Charleston, giving you the benefit of local access.
“Marketing and creative professionals in the Southeast no longer have to travel to major hubs to gather with peers and leaders—REVOLVE brings an innovative conference right into their backyards, said Amy Lucia, former Microsoft and nonprofit executive turned Charleston-based marketing advisor. “But what excites me most about this budding conference is the motivation of its creators—it hasn’t been fashioned like many large-scale, overly-monetized conferences. It’s affordable for attendees, promises to be packed with practical insights from expert practitioners, and is designed by people who truly want to help high-potential marketing professionals network and grow.”
REVOLVE touts a unique agenda, allowing attendees to choose from three main tracks, each with a specific focus: Design and User Experience, Marketing, and Business Strategy.
Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time. Additionally, some sessions will offer an insight into areas of content strategy, leadership, and project and operations management.
“It’s incredibly easy to become isolated and overwhelmed in the ever-evolving creative and digital landscape,” said Shauna Mackenzie, founder of Best Kept Self. “Conferences like REVOLVE allow creatives and entrepreneurs to stay ahead of the curve while stepping outside of their business to get a clearer picture of how to appropriately innovate in a way that’s sustainable. As a presenter on the business track, I’m excited to show creative entrepreneurs how they can work ON their business in a way that allows them to work IN their business only doing the things they excel at and delegating and streamlining the things that hold them back.”
The concept of REVOLVE is based on the premise that nothing we do ever remains static. What is old today may be seen as new tomorrow, and what’s new today soon becomes old. In order to be successful, especially in the creative industry, we often need to unlearn and learn. It’s about keeping one eye on the past, another on the future.
“REVOLVE will be much more than just another conference,” says Karl Hudson Phillips, conference organizer and founder of Harbormark, a company that creates and curates inspiring experiences for creatives and makers. “Bring your curiosity, your appetite for Southern cooking, and your desire for a good time,” Phillips adds.
REVOLVE Conference is designed to apply to a wide range of professions, including, but not limited to:
• Marketing professionals
• Business owners & entrepreneurs
• Graphic & web designers
• User experience designers
• Content strategists
• Digital Project Managers
Some of the brightest talent from across the country, as well as Charleston’s own, will share their expertise on process, creativity, strategy, and inspiration – highlighted by fresh speakers new to the conference scene.
Josh Silverman, founder and CEO of Jericho Inc., said, “REVOLVE is a terrific opportunity to hear great speakers and innovative topics that resonate with entrepreneurs in the creative community. Jericho is honored to be a sponsor of the conference, and to support this unique event bringing together specialists and thought leaders from throughout the US to such a picturesque location. It’s a great alternative to the corporate circuit!”
• Inspirational creative entrepreneur Doc Waller will serve as the emcee for the event.
• Attendees can learn business strategy from topics such as “Create Creative Capital” with Josh Silverman of Jericho Inc. to “5 Habits That Will Unlock Your Potential” by Gray Somerville of Launchpath Innovation, and “The Yes Diet – How No Can Make You More Abundant” with Shauna Mackenzie of Best Kept Self.
• Want to improve the effectiveness of your marketing? Learn about all tactics from email campaigns by Fabio Carneiro of MailChimp, to crafty buzzwords with Jon Yarian of Seachange and video marketing from Roberto Blake.
• The midevent “Party on the Pavilion,” held at Wild Dunes Resort’s Grand Pavilion, will give attendees the opportunity to rub shoulders with conference speakers and creatives from the Charleston area.