Join other Creative Industries professionals for a day of exploring and celebrating the creative process, inspiration, and imagination at the Portland Creative Conference on Friday, September 28th at the Gerding Theater in the Armory.

SEMpdx is offering a 20% discount off the registration price when you use Promotion Code SEMpdx

(NOTE: This is a non-profit event, with proceeds used to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.)

For more details and to register, visit

Speakers confirmed so far* (1 more TBA):

  • Kiki Wolfkill – Studio Head, Halo Video Game Entertainment Franchise, Microsoft. Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 2017.
  • John Gourley – Songwriter, Lead singer, and guitarist for Portugal. the Man. Grammy winner 2018.
  • Arianne Sutner – LAIKA feature film Producer (Kubo and the Two Strings, ParaNorman). Academy Award nominee 2018.
  • Richard Ting – Global Chief Experience Officer, R/GA. Cannes Titanium Lion winner, Grand CLIO winner.
  • Raamla Mohamed – Screenwriter/Story Editor/Supervising Producer for ABC’s Scandal television series
  • Ronnie Wright – Jordan Brand @ Nike Footwear Design Director, Singer/Songwriter
  • Paige McKenzie & Mercedes Rose – A mother/daughter team from Portland who went from a hit Web Series to a hit YA Book Series to a TV deal

In addition to several keynote presenters, there will also be attendee receptions after the conference at Wieden+Kennedy and the Wacom Experience Center. For complete details and to register, visit:

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Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory, Pearl District
Friday, September 28, 2017
8:00am – 9:00am Check-in and networking
9:00am – 5:00pm Conference
5:30pm – 7:30pm Wrap Party @ Wieden+Kennedy and Wacom Experience Center
EMAIL: [email protected]

*Times & speakers subject to change





Scott Hendison
Scott Hendison is the CEO of Search Commander, Inc. and one of the founding board members of SEMpdx. Find out more here.
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