Explora Creative
by Daniela Cabrerizo
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Escape & connect

Every month, I'll post all local (and in special cases some not-so-local) events you should be checking out, so you don't miss opportunities to network and enjoy cool events ever again.

Join D's list to stay up to date with the latest events!

Oct
12
Oct 14

2017 AIGA Design Conference

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

More than 90 speakers and thousands of attendees, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Naturally Boulder Educational Event

  • TEEM

Trish Thomas, TEEM's CEO, will be facilitating a Digital Marketing 3-expert panel for Naturally Boulder that will cover foundational tactics, content tips, and available tools that are perfect for small brands.

Food and drinks provided by Naturally Boulder to better understand how to integrate digital channels to drive brand awareness, community, and sales.

 RSVP HERE or HERE

Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

March for SCIENCE Denver

  • Denver Civic Center Park

This is a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. 

Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Join this action #MarchForScience and get more information at MarchForScience.com

RSVP + DETAILS HERE

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

April Flowers: A Glassblowing Event

  • The Furnace, A Glassworks

A demo of how to make a glass flower will begin the day. Then instructors will assist you to make your very own glass flower with 2 colors.

Arrive 15 minutes early as we are starting right
at 10:00 AM
Free parking in the parking lot

Member Price: $45
Non-Member Price: $55

RSVP + TICKETS HERE

Apr
19
5:30 pm17:30

Boulder Chamber Business After Hours

  • Bohemian Biergarten

Join the Boulder Chamber for April's Business After Hours networking event at Bohemian Biergarten, a Boulder favorite. Enjoy a variety of ales, German themed food and most importanly, good company, while you connect with people from various industries. Boulder Chamber member Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care will be sponsoring the night's food and drinks.

FEE: $15 for Boulder Chamber members; $45 for non-members

REGISTER HERE

Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: DJ Stout – Variations on a Rectangle

  • Denver Art Museum

Last year the University of Texas Press published DJ Stout’s design retrospective, Variations on a Rectangle, and the following year a reality TV star became president. Stout may not have any insight into that bizarre occurrence but he does have over 35 years of experience–particularly in editorial and book design.

Pentagram partner, DJ Stout, takes us through his top five (technically six) cover picks for the year

RSVP + TICKETS HERE

Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

Boulder Chamber/Conference on World Affairs Panel: The Circular Economy

  • Leeds School (Koelbel Building)

Join the Boulder Chamber and Leeds School of Business for a Panel during the Conference on World Affairs. The session, The Circular Economy: The Business of Saving the Planet, will focus on how businesses can collaborate with government and nonprofits to reduce and recycle waste to promote a more sustainable future at a profit.

FREE (seats exclusive to Boulder Chamber members)

RSVP HERE

Apr
12
8:00 am08:00

Business Women's Leadership Group Meeting

  • Galvanize Boulder

Join the Business Women's Leadership Group for networking and a presentation on "Women in Start-Ups" at Galvanize! Hear a panel of successful women who were part of a start-up, as they talk about their successes and challenges along the way.

Breakfast will be served, and space is limited.

REGISTER HERE

Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

2017 AIGA Awards Gala

  • Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers

Join the AIGA in New York City on April 21 for the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala, an inspiring evening celebrating the lives and work of the 2017 AIGA medalists. Seating is limited! Purchase your tickets now. 

 

For more information, visit: aiga.org/gala

Mar
21
10:00 am10:00

Spotlight

  • The Riverside

Organized by Daring Divas.

"Spotlight" is an event that combines the awesome networking opportunities of our popular Out to Lunch with Daring Entrepreneurs event, with a feature presentation by one of our INNER CIRCLE members (Bethany Bilbrey)

RSVP HERE

Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: Elizabeth Resnick – Developing Citizen Designers

  • Denver Art Museum

Organized by AIGA Colorado

An evening of inspiration and presentation from an AIGA Boston Fellow  - Elizabeth Resnick! She will share her own personal journey and the work that she does to inspire others, within the classroom and through projects that are put out into the world.

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RSVP + TICKETS HERE

Aiga Member :: $15
Non-Member :: $30
Aiga Student Member :: $10
Student Non-Member :: $15
Design Council Membership (with code) :: $15
At the door Aiga Member :: $25
At the door Non-Member :: $40
At the door Aiga Student Member :: $10
At the door Student Non-Member :: $20

Feb
16
8:00 am08:00

Boulder SBDC's Fair

  • Boulder, Co

For small and mid-size businesses.

  • Panels with contracting representatives: upcoming contracting opportunities and how to do business with...
  • Break-out sessions: beginner to accelerated workshops 
  • Federal, state, local and corporate contracting exhibitors
  • One-to-one appointments with contracting representatives
  • Networking opportunities

MORE INFORMATION HERE

Jan
19
Jan 20

Facilitation: by Design: San Francisco

  • California College of Arts Wattis Institute – The Perry Family Event Center

Whether you're leading sessions with internal teams or clients, Facilitation: by Design will teach you how to successfully lead diverse groups of stakeholders through design-thinking exercises and develop solutions to complex problems. 

You'll gain confidence facilitating collaborative sessions and take home a binder of essential tools to use day-to-day. For more information, click here.
 

REGISTER HERE

Jan
18
1:00 pm13:00

Start-Up Essentials

  • Boulder SBDC


Attorney Theresa Pickner walks you through the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, including legal entity selection, taxes (sales, use, and payroll), liability protection, registering your trade name, and more. This workshop will help save time and stress by helping you determine which agencies to contact along with the forms you will need, and by providing the information necessary to make key decisions before completing your paperwork. You will receive a digital packet containing reference materials and forms you will need to get your business started right away. Attendees may also arrange for a private consultation for up to an hour with Theresa Pickner at no extra charge. Location: Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue in the Flatirons Room

Speaker: Theresa A. Pickner, Attorney at Law

FEE $45.00
REGISTER HERE

Jan
12
1:00 pm13:00

Web Analytics for Small Businesses

  • Boulder SBDC

Small businesses need to find ways to figure out what’s working and what isn't working for them on their website and with their online marketing. That requires using analytics to know what opportunities are available to get traffic, to show up higher in Google, and to get customers without losing lots of money in the process. The great thing is that in today's world even the smallest businesses have a wealth of information readily available to them but many businesses don't realize this data exists or how to tap into it. In this workshop, you will learn what analytics tools to use, what reports to check and when, and how to use this information to grow your business. Location: Boulder Public Library Canyon Room (North Entrance)

Speaker: Matthew Edgar, Elementive

FREE – REGISTER HERE

Jan
11
6:00 pm18:00

Business Research - How to Get Started

  • Boulder SBDC


This workshop is designed to support would-be entrepreneurs gather the information needed to develop a quality business plan. Learn how to quickly access free web and subscription database content for your plan. Find sample business plans, discover trends in your chosen industry, navigate the SBA and SBDC websites and use your local library's online and print resources effectively. Bring your laptop or tablet.


Speaker: Eladia Rivera, former business librarian and current SBDC business research consultant

FREE

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION HERE
 

Jan
10
2:00 pm14:00

Small Business Coffee with SBA

  • Boulder Public Library Main Branch


Meet with SBA Regional Administrator Betsy Markey, Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam, local organizations including Galvanize Boulder, City of Boulder, Boulder Chamber, Downtown Boulder Partnership, Latino Chamber of Boulder County, Boulder Independent Business Alliance, and Boulder SBDC, as well as other entrepreneurs to discuss the current state of small business in Boulder and what lies ahead for 2017. Share anticipated challenges and opportunities for the new year as well as discuss potential resources that would be helpful to the success of your business. Ideas will be brought to Washington D.C. to be shared with SBA representatives there. Participation is limited to 30 businesses.


Speaker: Betsy Markey, U.S. Small Business Administration

FREE

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE
 

Dec
15
5:00 pm17:00

Made by Freelancers: A holiday pop-up Third Thursday party

  • Atomic20

Check out the amazing things this creative community have designed, built, and hand-made at our one-of-a-kind pop-up shop, and stick around for a drink as we host a special holiday edition of our Third Thursday party!

In partnership with Kegs with Legs and Ad2.

Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Positive Platforms Design Jam

  • Creative Density Coworking

Hosted by New Work Cities at Creative Density

The way people work is changing forever. Be part of finding out how to create a future that is sustainable and equitable for everyone.

FREE – RSVP HERE

Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

She Says Annual Holiday Bash

  • Madelife

The SheSays holiday party
Great women, wonderful drinks, delish foods, holiday crafting, and donations to a truly worthy cause!  

RSVP HERE
Feel free to bring a lady-friend or two

Dec
5
8:00 pm20:00

Ignite Boulder 31

  • Boulder Theater

And this one is a special one, because I will be speaking! 

This is a volunteer run geek event that sells out the largest venues in town. Brave speakers have 5 minutes and 20 auto advancing slides to teach us about their passions.

$15

GET TICKETS HERE

Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Atomic20 Happy Hour

  • Atomic20

Every third Thursday join creative freelancers, clients, and entrepreneurs over a few drinks and snacks. 

FREE

Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Going For It

  • Ratio Beerworks

Stories of Success, Failure, and Everything In Between.

Panelists:
HRMN Design | Sean Herman
Cast Iron Design | Jonathan Black & Richard Roche
Craft Boner | Kiwi Schloffel
Prometheus Productions | Vincent Comparetto

Networking from 7:00 to 7:30
Panelists from 7:30 to 8:30
More networking and discussion from 8:30 to 9:00.

Tickets at AIGA COLORADO
Aiga- Members | $10
Non-Members | $15

Sep
23
12:30 pm12:30

Workshop: Hand Lettering with James Edmondson

  • WeWork LoHi

Would you like to design a font by hand and learn about the process of designing a typeface? 

Join AIGA CO at hands-on typography workshop featuring Bay Area typographer James Edmondson, designer of numerous popular typefaces such as Wisdom Script and Mission Script. 

TICKETS AT Colorado.Aiga.Org
$40 members / $80 non-members.
Only 12 spots available.