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THE 2018 ULTIMATE CONFERENCE Guide for Creative Professionals The New Year comes with new goals and if you’re looking to take your career to the next level, attending a conference is a great way to network and gain valuable knowledge from leaders in your industry. Whether you’re a blogger, musician or designer, there’s a conference for you! Check out these upcoming conferences that could help make 2018 your best year yet… SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK NEW YORK, NEW YORK APRIL 24-27 SOCIALMEDIAWEEK.ORG Social Media Week is a global conversation about how we can achieve more in a hyper-connected world. With events in cities around the globe, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with other organizations that are innovating in the social space, collaborate on solutions for the future and make an impact with social media. SXSW AUSTIN, TEXAS | MARCH 9-18 SXSW.COM SXSW brings together entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and influencers for a sneak peek into the future of technology and digital creativity. BLOGHER CONFERENCE DATE & LOCATION TBA BLOGHER.COM/CONFERENCES BlogHer is open to all levels of bloggers and is the largest annual celebration of women online content creators, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, media makers and brand marketers. THE STARTUP CONFERENCE REDWOOD CITY, CA MAY 2018 THESTARTUPCONFERENCE.COM Launch your startup, learn how to pitch VCs, find co-founders, reach early adopters and influencers and more at The Startup Conference. ASCAP EXPO HOLLYWOOD, CA | MAY 7-9 | ASCAP.COM ASCAP, the American Society of Compos- ers, Authors and Publishers, will bring its pioneering “I Create Music” Expo back to Los Angeles for three days of workshops, master classes, one-on-one sessions and networking events with the industry’s hottest hit-makers. | 99U CONFERENCE NEW YORK, NEW YORK MAY 9-11 CONFERENCE.99U.COM The 99U Conference is a one- of-a-kind live experience that inspires creative professionals to bring their ideas to life and shape the future of the industry. 18