May 2018 Marketing and Design Events
We always look forward to sharing our monthly list of local events for designers, marketers and entreprenuers. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for updates.
May 8, 2018
AIGA In-House Design Thinking Workshop
6:30 p.m. at Centene Center for the Arts
Join AIGA for an immersive Design Thinking Workshop where you will get hands-on experience with practical Design Thinking application. Design Thinking can be an effective approach to help you work with your internal clients in a more engaging way. We’ll understand and design around user needs while justifying decisions that meet business expectations. Register here.
May 9, 2018
8 on 8: Lunch With A Prospective Client
11:30 a.m. at Westborough Country Club
Don’t miss SMPS St. Louis’ most popular networking event of the year! At the 8 on 8 lunch, you can meet and have lunch with key decision-makers representing dynamic organizations like BJC, Washington University, Great Rivers Greenway and more. Learn more here.
May 10, 2018
#SMCSTL Tapped Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. at Tapped
Join the Social Media Club to take over Tapped in Maplewood for a networking happy hour. Socialize with the top community managers and strategists from across the area. Get your $5 ticket here.
May 11-13, 2018
Laumeier Sculpture Park Annual Art Fair
Laumeier Sculpture Park
St. Louis’ favorite Mother’s Day weekend tradition features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and up to 150 juried artists from across the country. (Don’t miss our very own Bill Bubenik selling his West Park Creative greeting cards!) More info.
May 15, 2018
Arts Marketers: User Personas Writing Workshop
3 p.m. at Centene Center for the Arts
Joe Duffin from Spry Digital will discuss user personas – what they are, why they’re important, how to write them and how to use them. Then, roll up your sleeves for a workshop to write and get feedback on user personas for you and your organization. Register here.
May 16, 2018
Educational Panel and Breakfast Event
8:30 a.m. at .Zack
Mark your calendar for the next 314 Digital Educational Panel at .Zack. As always, the event will include a free breakfast buffet and insight from leading media experts. Free to agencies and brand marketers! Register here.
May 17, 2018
The Electric Playground Beatdown: Ad Club’s 3rd Annual Pinball Tournament
3 p.m. at The Silver Ballroom
Join the Ad Club St. Louis for the 3rd Annual Pinball Tournament, The Electric Playground Beatdown! Learn more about assembling your team (there are limited spots available!).
Meet Me in the Museum
5 p.m. at CAM
Meet up with locals to chat, learn, and engage in a casual happy hour surrounded by fascinating contemporary artworks. Enjoy specialty drinks at the new Rise Café or a complimentary beer from Urban Chestnut, take advantage of special discounts in the shop, and partake in short, informal tours of the exhibitions on view. RSVP here.
The Future of Search
6 p.m. at Arcade Apartments
From keywords to voice, and alt text to AI, search is an ever evolving field. What are the key trends and best practices to make sure you rank well? Learn with us about the future of search from the experts at this month’s (members only) St. Louis Women in Digital Meetup. Register (or become a member).
May 19, 2018
Creative Mornings: Marsia Geldert-Murphey
9 a.m. at Flamingo Bowl
Creative Mornings is a free monthly gathering welcoming people with different creative disciplines to come together and celebrate the creative work being done in our community. May speaker, Marsia Geldert-Murphey, was chosen as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women of 2010 for her commitment to the St. Louis Region, and her strong presence in the engineering community. Learn more.
Coffee + Creatives
9:30 a.m. at Rise Coffee
Are you looking for an outlet to connect, network, and sip coffee with other designers? Join your fellow AIGA members at Rise Coffee for an informal get together open to everyone in the design community. Sign up.
May 23, 2018
Fast Pitch Media Training
7 a.m. at Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Kelly Reilly, Vice President of Communications at Wells Fargo and lead media trainer for the company will challenge attendees to rethink their approach to cultivating stories. In this one-hour session, she will share how successful media interviews – print, radio, TV, and online – strengthen a company’s reputation and position key stakeholders as trusted experts. Register here.
May 25-27, 2018
Schlafly Art Outside
Like beer, art brings people together. Hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Art Outside aims to raise awareness and appreciation of art and music created in our very own community. More info.
May 30, 2018
Treehouse Networkshop | Paradigm Shift
6 p.m. at Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Join us for a night of connection and a new way of thinking. Hosted at the new, Moonbase Market, this will be a magical evening full of new friends, good beer, and deep thoughts. Get your tickets here.
Ongoing + Upcoming
Venture Café St. Louis
Every Thursday at 3 p.m. at the @4240 Building in the Cortex Innovation District, and Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Each week, innovators and entrepreneurs gather for conversations and scheduled programming aimed to inspire. Learn more here.
AIGA St. Louis Design Show 23
June 8 at 6 p.m. at Mad Art Gallery
The Design Show is an annual local competition hosted by AIGA St. Louis to celebrate and exhibit the work of our peers, judged by out-of-town professionals. This annual event provides an opportunity to recognize and showcase the St. Louis design communities’ talent. Learn more.