The Creative Conferences were created in 2007 to provide writers and photographers the opportunity to learn from professional writers and photographers AND from the publishers who buy their work. In our nine-year history, we’ve had National Geographic and Outside magazine photo editors on staff reviewing portfolios. Pulitzer Prize winning authors and National Magazine Award winners have taught our writing classes. Editors from titles as diverse as Entertainment Weekly and Travel + Leisure have shared with attendees their paths to success. We’ve shown FEMA exclusive footage from 9/11 and unpublished work from ESPN. One of our core values is to provide unparalleled accessibility to the best in the industry in an informal and non-intimidating environment. Many of our former alums have gone on to get work published in Shape, National Geographic, The New York Times and Outside. We believe we offer attendees something different. And, as you’ll see from the testimonials below, different is great.
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Testimonials From Various Conferences
Attendees were asked to rate the overall conference as poor, fair, good, great, or excellent. Over 98% rated the conference great to excellent, and 98% said they would definitely attend a conference like this one again. Here are just a few of the things our past attendees have said about their Conference experience:
I attended the 2007 Magazine Writer’s Conference, and met with Janet Lee from Shape magazine for one of my “editor speed dates.” I told her about an article idea I had, and she suggested I refine it and pitch an FOB article on the topic. I sent a pitch to her in October, and today, I received an e-mail from another Shape editor. Janet passed the pitch along to her, and she wants the article! It’s due Monday and will be in the June issue — I’m psyched! Kathie
Comments from our Travel Writing and Photography Conference, September 12-14:
To my new friends from the writer’s conference last week, here is a link to a piece I wrote about meeting Chris Keyes of Outside magazine last weekend on my blog. Hope you all gained inspiration from the conference. Stay in touch, all the best. John J.
Comments from our Photography Conference, April 11-13:
One of the best professional and personal investments I’ve made in a long time.
I just can’t believe the big names that were in attendance!
I’m very pleased to have discovered this conference. It has given me a remarkable perspective on professional photography in an incredibly short amount of time.
Well worth the price of admission.
Exactly what I’d hoped it would be. Great exposure to and advice from the top professionals in the field in a warm, friendly, and encouraging environment.
You did an excellent job of setting up an informative and entertaining conference. The speakers were great!
The networking I have made with such wonderful people will have a ripple effect on my future.
Everything was presented in such a cool and relaxed way.
Great intimate feel with a vast amount of useful info.” “Your chance to focus on your work, finally create a portfolio, and sell!
Learning how different the requirements were for each magazine was a tremendous piece of knowledge.
Please thank your speakers. For them to take the time to mentor us all was a fantastic sharing of their talents!
You will never know for yourself that this conference is where you need to be until you get here and experience it for yourself. Come and be taught by some of the industry’s best.
This is the second Creative Conference I have attended (put on by this organization), and I would highly recommend it to any photographer who is interested in taking their craft to a higher level.
This seminar exceeded anything I could imagine! – Julia Vandenoever
Worthwhile for enthusiast to professional! Full of practical tips, great insights, and inspiring stories!
So worth it! Thanks!
It’s a great kick in the pants to shoot more, develop yourself, and stop being afraid of photo editors.
As a testimony to the quality of your speakers…Sadie (keynote from National Geographic) was EXCELLENT, but your other speakers were equal or even better.
The strength of this conference was the accessibility of the presenters. Wonderful conference!
Very informative and FUN!
It’s wonderful to be with people who share the same passion!
Great to have the one-on-one time to meet with such amazing people.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Quotes about …….
Corey Rich – professional adventure photographer / Aurora Photo
“Superb! Funny and down to earth!”
“Inspired me to gain my own experiences to document my own adventures.”
“Entertaining. Very fun, talented.”
Sadie Quarrier – Keynote Speaker / National Geographic senior photo editor
“Outstanding photo presentation. Would love to see more!”
“AMAZING! A picture really is worth a thousand words.”
“Perfect ending to the day.”