SIC 2018 MEET UPS

Presented by WE Communications

Join your fellow attendees for some solid one-on-one networking

Oct 17th

11:30 AM- 12:00 PM ( 30 Min ) 

MEET UP: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

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Did you know online adults between 18-34 are most likely to follow a brand via social networking? Join your fellow social media gurus to discuss the latest tips and tricks to get your brand noticed in a sea of tweets and status updates.

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2:20 PM- 2:50 PM ( 30 Min ) 

MEET UP: INTERSECTION OF CREATIVITY & COMMERCE

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Creativity and commerce are can be strange bedfellows when the boss just wants to see business results. What can you do as a creative professional about the tension that sometimes arises applying your hard-earned skills to business objectives? As design has taken a greater role in overall product and customer journey considerations, creatives are getting a new look at what drives business decisions. Join us for a conversation on how to leverage your creative drive to impact business outcomes.

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3:50 PM- 4:20 PM ( 30 Min ) 

MEET UP: YOUR CAREER IN DESIGN

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Calling communicators, designers, content creators, digital strategists and change makers. Your Career by Design will provide participants with practical insight, an opportunity to make connections and gain resources to support a career in the creative and communications industries. With the backdrop of a dynamic, ever-changing and hyper-connected world of business and work, an unconventional career path is becoming the norm. Yet there are still some key insights to know about growing a career, choosing your employer and championing your own career path. Join us! 

Oct 18th

11:30 AM- 12:00 PM ( 30 Min ) 

MEET UP: FUTURE OF WORK: BUILDING AN INDEPENDENT CAREER IN A CONTRACT WORLD

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The gig economy, contractors, freelancers—whatever term you prefer for this category of workers, there’s no doubt that they’re on the rise, particularly in creative and tech jobs. At one point, there was a stigma around independent workers, but his perspective is shifting quickly. Companies are seeking out contingent talent to gain specialized skills and flexibility. Join us and share your experiences with your fellow freelance attendees and companies working with contract talent as we dig a little further into this evolving work landscape. 

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2:20 PM- 2:50 PM ( 30 Min ) 

MEET UP: BOOMTOWN: HOW SEATTLE CAN AVOID SAN FRANCISCO'S PITFALLS

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Seattle is at an inflection point. There are massive changes in business and culture are everywhere we look. This is an incredible opportunity and challenge. Other cities (hello SF!) haven't always harnessed those moments to build the kind of city that is sustainable and successful. Now more than ever, the choices we make will have consequences for the long term. Join us as we consider collectively how we in the tech and creative communities can orient ourselves to embrace change and build on Seattle's strengths. 

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3:50 PM- 4:40 PM ( 50 Min ) 

MEET UP: WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

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There's work to do. Let's do it together. Join your fellow female professionals and advocates as we discuss how we can empower, embolden and improve the work world for everyone.