August 5-7, 2016 · Cleveland, Ohio

At the beautiful Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare

Ignite Your Potential!


Stay At The Wyndham

We'll be staying once again at the Wyndham Hotel across the street. Call 216-615-3321 and use our group code when you make your reservations: 0804142WEJ

Join Us On Slack

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All day Saturday and Sunday from the Ohio Theatre Stage

Jillian Adel

Jillian Adel

Mark Brickey

Mark Brickey


Lily Rose Lee

Isabel Urbina Peña

Isabel Urbina Peña


Wilson Revehl

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

Sean Starr

Sean Starr


Darius Stubbs


Jeral Tidwell

Jay Wallace

Jay Wallace


All day Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings from the Kennedy Theatre.


Brad Weaver

Topic: How to Start and Build a Profitable Design Business



Topic: How To Use Dropbox For File Management and Sharing Effectively.


John G

Topic: Creating a Captivating Comic Book Storyline


Portfolio Reviews

Topic: Traits of a portfolio that doesn't get passed over. Individual and Group reviews by Oliver Barrett, Chris Comella, Matt Vojacek, and Katia Oloy.



Topic: Shirt Printing and Designing

Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Topic: Conducting and Organizing Effective and Productive Meetings

Matt Vojacek

Matt Vojacek

Topic: Landing That First Job and Transitioning from School To The Work Force.


Sean Starr

Topic: Sign Painting like a Pro


Ann Walter

Topic: Desk Yoga and Pre-Fest Yoga.

Live Podcasts

All day Saturday and Sunday from the Vendor Village in the State Theatre Lobby.

Also Featuring:

Digital Art Competitions

Want to get involved? Email carlos@wmcfest.com

Cleveland Studio Tour

Want to get involved? Email heather@wmcfest.com

Want a Backstage Tour of PlayhouseSquare?

Tours last approximately 90 minutes and include views and history of the lobbies, auditoriums, and backstage areas. More information.


Flying Blind Pass

Get your 3-day pass before the roster is released. Sure, you don't know who'll all be there, but you know how awesome it'll be.


These tickets are no longer available.

Early Bird Pass

Get your 3-Day Pass just as the real hype begins. Full roster will be released this month and these tickets historically sell out quickly.


Available April 16th-May 29th

General Admission

Get your 3-Day Pass while supplies last. We'll be in the final stretch at this point, and you don't want to wait too much longer to secure travel and hotel accommodations.


Available May 30th-August 4th (or sold out)

Single Day Passes

Can't make the whole event? You can also buy just for the days you'll be with us in Cleveland.

Available May 30th-August 4th (or sold out)

Web-Only Pass

Can't make it to Cleveland at all? Have no fear: we'll be streaming the entire event live. Details coming soon.

Available May 30th-August 4th (or sold out)

Help Make WMC7 Happen!

Needed: Content Contributors, Artists, and Financial Backers

We need speakers, workshop leaders, sponsors, cool stuff to put in the swag bags, and volunteers to make WMC7 happen. So, if you can pitch in on any of that, please don't hesitate. Reach out to us now and get involved.

Looking to sponsor? Here's the WMC7 Sponsorship Deck (pdf).

A Call For Content Contributors

Our Speaker and Workshop Rosters are currently full. However, we are still collecting this information for future events and special on-demand content that we'll be making available over the next 12-24 months.

  • About You

  • What Are Your Bringing To The Table?

  • Whether you're a speaker, workshop leader, podcaster, or special event presenter, what kind of content do you want to provide to the WMC Community?
  • No, seriously - WMC is an open community about bringing everyone, from startups and veterans to the forefront to tell their story and to help lead this community forward. So, what experience have you had before as a presenter in this kind of setting?

A Call For Vendors, Financial Backers, and In-Kind Supporters

Note: The Vendor Village and Art Battle Sponsorships have already been spoken for.

Donate To The Cause!

Don't have the means to be a sponsor but still want to help us?

  • American Express
  • Billing Information

Join Us On Slack

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WMC7 Sponsors & Backers

WMC relies on it's community to make this event happen.

If you can pitch in on any of that, please don't hesitate. Reach out to us now and get involved. Here's the WMC7 Sponsorship Deck (pdf).

Visit these artists to check out what they're working on in the Dropbox Vendor Village.

Want to become a vendor? Scroll up and fill out the vendor form. Or, reach out to Heather and Bryan via email.

We Are All Weapons

What's WMC Fest?

WMC is the premier design and entrepreneurship conference in the Midwest. Each year, working class creatives get together to talk shop, share their stories, and get inspired. Join the community and the fun by coming to Cleveland this August.


What You Said About WMC6

Attend WMC6? We need your feedback!

Did you attend or support the fest in some way? We want your feedback. We'll be sending invites to everyone who bought tickets with their emails to join our conversation on Slack. You can also ask for access, or send any other general feedback and ideas, to hello@wmcfest.com.


Thank You!

We're excited for another year of inspiration, motivation and community! With a new team in place, you can expect a combination of innovation and a dedication to our original mission — that is, a celebration of a collective passion for art, design and entrepreneurship. Be a part of a movement in the making. We hope to see you there.

Heather Sakai

Chief Inspiration Officer

bryan garvin
Bryan Garvin

Level 4 Dwarven Fighter

Aaron Sechrist

WMC7 Emcee

Lauren Hudac

Happy Relations Director

Carlos Basabe

Digital Arts Curator

Olivia Arnette

Public Relations

Simone Dugay

Sultan Of Speakers

Alita Petras

Social Media Manager

Simon Birky Hartmann

French Culturist