ABOUT

Creative South is a weekend of creative thinking, collaboration, and exploration in Columbus, GA. Attendees enjoy workshops, talks focused on process and experience, and meeting old friends as well as making new ones. Our goal is to connect you to folks in the industry and the design community. Our ULTIMATE goal is for you to have a great time and explore our awesome city. So as we say at Creative South, “Hug necks! Come as friends and leave as family. Word!”

WHEN

Thursday, April 7 - Workshops

Friday, April 8 - Day 1 Talks

Saturday, April 9 - Day 2 Talks

WHERE

Workshops at CSU 1 Arsenal
Talks at The Springer Opera 
House
Comfy Beds at the Columbus Marriott

SPEAKERS & PANELS

Get up close and personal with the best folks in this industry. Hear from new speakers as well as seasoned vets to learn from their experience, successes and failures. You’ll be fully charged up and ready to go back home and just create.

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WORKSHOPS

Get your hands dirty. Ask questions and get answers from the best of best in their craft. Leave with tangible knowledge that you can take home and apply to your work. And not only will they increase your skill-set, but this year we have workshops to help you break through creative block and burnout, get your business in order, get you inspired to build communities and reignite your passion.

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EVENTS

There's so much going on, you'll never want to go to sleep! After the workshops and the day's talks, join us for after parties, Ink Wars, Type Fight and more! Last year we set the bar high so imagine what we have in store for this year! This is the where the magic of Creative South really happens. This is where the relationships get built. This is where you meet the family you never knew you had.

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OUR LOVELY HOST

We're excited to announce that Danielle Evans will be the Emcee for Creative South 2016!

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Podcast

Stay tuned for the new Creative South Podcast on iTunes! Keep that inspiration flowing all year long with host, Jason Frostholm.

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Sponsors

The lifeblood of this great event, we are truly grateful to all the sponsors who continue to support the creative industry. These folks are on the frontline creating the apps and services that make our jobs easier (and more fun!) Because of you and your support in the past we have had many sponsors come back to us each and every year. Because of the community YOU are building. Make sure you say hi if you see them at the conference, give them a shout-out on the socials and best of all, if you need anything they offer give them some business. Let's keep it in the family!

So you want to be a Sponsor?
Sponsoring and partnering with Creative South is an amazing way to get your company exposed to an elusive and trailblazing creative class. Our audience is very loyal to the people who openly show support for the event and the creative community. By sponsoring, you show these trendsetters that your brand knows a good thing when you see it!

Your support helps ensure that this event can remain an exciting annual event to draw creative people to our region. We’d love to have you join our family!

Grab our handy Sponsorship Packet. We have many levels and ways to help. And if you want to get creative I am sure we can dream up some ways to get you that extra visibility and really cut through the noise.

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Vendors

These curated shops will be slingin’ some sweet sweet swag for you!

Are you interested in purchasing a vending table at Creative South to advertise or sell merchandise? Please get in touch. Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Fees apply.

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MEET THE TEAM

Creative South is put on by a bunch of hard working folks that believe in our mission of inspiring creativity and the arts. Our focus is on building up the community of our peers to do better work together, collaborate, and push each other to new limits. These are the ladies & gentlemen that make it happen.

VOLUNTEER
  • Mike Jones

    CEO & FOUNDER

  • Sandy Ellingson

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

  • Fran Panto

    DIRECTOR OF EVENT OPERATIONS

  • MATT GILLESPIE

    DIRECTOR OF EVENT MARKETING

  • Brad Clements

    DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

  • Rob Davarnia

    DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Peter Deltondo

    DIRECTOR OF DESIGN

  • Allison Hutchins

    DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY

  • Lenny Terenzi

    SPONSORSHIPS

  • Diane Gibbs

    DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS

  • Jason Frostholm

    PODCAST HOST

  • Holly Sutherland

    DIRECTOR OF VENUE OPERATIONS

  • John Smith

    ASSIST. EVENT CREATIVE

  • Tasha Wallace

    ASSIST. DIRECTOR OF EVENT OPS