August 2020 Marketing + Design Events

August 2020 Marketing + Design Events

August is almost here, which means we’ve rounded up a new crop of virtual events to help you keep up with the latest in design, marketing, development and business. Explore the events below and make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.


August 3-7, 2020

SHIFT: AIGA DEC Virtual Summit

Educators from around the country will discuss previously overlooked aspects of design education, including biases, inequities and accessibility issues, as well as opportunities for innovation and evolution. The summit is free and open to all design educators. Sign up.



August 4, 2020

Engaging Visuals for the New Normal: Address Consumer Values Through Color and Content

Noon CST

With this fall and winter expected to be much different than usual, your brand’s visuals might need to look different too. Speakers from Pantone and Adobe will share insights about how to use imagery and color to make your visuals more effective in an ever-changing landscape. Register.



August 5, 2020

SMPS Mindful Membership with Michelle Rotherham

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. on Zoom

SMPS members are invited to hear from interior designer Michelle Rotherham about hybrid teams and the evolution of the workplace. Michelle will share insights about teams working inside and outside the office, as well as ideas for maintaining a productive and culturally rich workplace. Register now.



August 10-12, 2020

ContentTECH Summit 

Hosted by Content Marketing Institute, ContentTECH Summit will explore how content marketing strategy and technology will change in the next two to five years. Hear about ways teams can use technology to create, manage, deliver and scale enterprise content and marketing. More info.



August 10-14, 2020

UX and Product Design Week

This 5-day online course will cover the latest product design and UX tools, frameworks and approaches. Learn how to grow and manage design teams successfully, new methodologies for creating products and services, and how some of the world’s biggest brands approach research and design. Learn more.



August 17, 2020

Front-End Focus

10:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m. CST

Specifically for front-end developers, this single-day conference will cover design principles for the web, future-proofing your CSS and how to avoid accessibility issues. Register.



August 20, 2020

Together Digital STL Coffee Date

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at Maypop Coffee Shop

Grab a coffee and connect with other women working in various digital fields, including the chapter’s new City Champion. The event will include an informal Ask & Give session to share ideas and get advice. RSVP.



August 26, 2020

She/Her/Heard: A Womxn and Media Storytelling Forum

6:00 p.m. CST

Tune in from home to hear local creatives share their experiences as womxn—an intersectional term that explicitly includes transgender women and non-binary people—in the arts, advertising, marketing and communication industries. Vets and newcomers alike will give 10-minute talks about what they’ve learned and how to uplift other womxn across these fields. All womxn and allies are welcome, hosted by Ad Club STL. Register.




September 22-23, 2020

Inbound 2020

This year’s virtual Inbound conference will feature more than 250 sessions by global thought leaders, including the co-founders of HubSpot, author and Adobe CPO Scott Belsky, and Atomicdust client Jim McKelvey. See the full agenda.



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Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Blaise’s path to digital marketing began in journalism and took a detour through public relations.

Passionate about storytelling in any medium, her experience with writing, design, strategy and digital marketing combine to help clients build strong marketing plans.

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