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3 Days That Will Change Your Life

Allen Theatre - Cleveland, Ohio

August 7th-9th, 2015

Tickets On Sale Now!

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.

Note: Each speaker presentation has a limited seating capacity and will be first come, first served.

The 3-Day Passes have sold out as well as single day tickets for Saturday.

You can buy single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday at $60 a day.

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Speakers and Panelists

14 Speakers · 3 Panels · Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8:30pm · Hosted by OkPants


1-hour education sessions that encourage, inspire, and give you an opportunity to create a new habit as your continue your career.

Full Schedule

Speaker · Panel · Workshop · Featured Event · Hangouts · Break

Friday, Aug 7th

Cleveland Studio Tour
VIP Mixer
Meet and Greet
Doors open to general admission
Ink Wars

Saturday, Aug 8th

Morning Hangout Over Rising Star Coffee
Opening Announcements
Michael Rivette and Christina Sharp
Food & Dimensional Typography w/ Danielle Evans
Portfolio Review
Aaron Kaufman and Will Dages
Jude Goergen
"How to be a Girlboss!" w/ Kat Hanratty
Michael Bierut
Lunch Break
Ludvik Hererra
"How to create a passive income for your design business" w/ Dustin Lee
"The Creative Entrepreneur's Workshop to Authentic Branding" w/ Kimika Hudson
Michael Cavotta
Debbie Millman
Wilfred Krenn
Dinner Break
AID Podcast Live w/ Mark Brickey

Sunday, Aug 9th

Morning Hangout Over Rising Star Coffee
Opening Announcements
Panel: "Viewing Cleveland’s Creative Process through a Lens"
"Prototype As Pitch" by Moonshot Lab
Portfolio Review
Jay Fanelli and Nathan Perretic
"Boost Your YQ" by Michael Cavotta and Jen Margolis
Mike Jones
Lunch Break
Panel: "State of the Merch"
"Networking A New Way" w/ Wesley Hoffman
"Minimalist Poster Design Workshop" w/ Paolo Appley, Charlotte Chang and Will Kesling
Oliver Barrett
Sharlene King
JP Boneyard
Antonio Garcia
Closing Announcements and Group Dinner

WMC 6 Is Presented By Go Media

  • What does great design mean to you?

    For some, it’s all about sales and results. For others, it’s about winning that next big award. At Go Media, a Cleveland web design, logo design and graphic design studio, great design is the product of passion, purpose, and possibility. It’s a place where the art of communication is expressed in ways that surprise and satisfy our clients.

WMC 6 Sponsors

Want to sponsor this year's event?

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Platinum Sponsors

Ink Wars Sponsor

VIP Party Sponsor

Vendor Village Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Cle Creative Sponsors:

Part of a Cleveland Creative company and plan on attending the fest? Reach out to lauren@wmcfest.com.

Second Floor Maker Space Vendors

  • Live screen printing in the Maker Space
  • Talk with print specialists and partake in a scavenger hunt for sweet swag.
  • Get some free popcorn & pocket notebooks all while helping us illustrate a white door.
  • Grab a drink, hangout, and recharge your phones.
  • 3D Augmented Reality Photo Booth!
  • Secure your spot in the tattoo chair.

First Floor Lobby and Lounge Vendors

  • BRICK is featuring Drinkware, their newest line of handmade flasks, tumblers and muddlers and will be taking orders for other custom items!
  • Bunny Paige will be featuring a wide array of their sparkling jewelry, wearable art, & edgy accessories which are all designed and handcrafted in their studio located in heart of Cleveland!
  • Clever, handcrafted letterpress greetings and paper goods for the young at heart.
  • The City of Cleveland's Department of Economic Development will showcase their resources to reveal how Makers can Make It Happen in Cleveland!
  • Serving up fresh handcrafted posters, paraphernalia & midwest inspired design, with a side of moxie.
  • Select Screen Printed Posters from The National Poster Retrospecticus on display and for sale!
  • Your hood etched in wood! Neighborwoods is a collection of laser engraved wood city maps, coasters and keychains.
  • Apparel, prints and custom goods designed by OkPants to help express your power and vision to the world!
  • Old South Supply Co. offers quality hand-crafted goods loaded with southern hospitality. From shirts to shop rags and lip balm to beard oil.
  • Stop by the Smartimage table for a fanny pack, a demo, or some great brand management tips. It's the DAM good stuff!
  • Could an MFA in Graphic Design be right for you and your career? VCFA will help you find the answer. Stop by for brochures, information, and cool sketchbook giveaways!

VIP Hospitality Provided By:

Special thanks to:

  • Emory Allen
  • Jennifer Arevalo
  • Rob Davarnia
  • Mariatheresa Dela Cruz
  • DynamicsUS.com
  • Bryan Garvin
  • James Hsu
  • Lauren Hudac
  • Daniel Kelley
  • Marketing Directions, Inc.
  • Lisa Rogala
  • Gayle Sakai
  • Heather Sakai

What's Nearby

We're going to be doing a Design Studio tour throughout the day on Friday. Want your company to be a part of that?

We're staying at The Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square. Use the group code 0807142WE_003 to get a standard room at $159 per night.

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