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99U Conference Speakers Announced

Join us June 7-9 in New York City to get inspired by action-oriented talks from speakers including Design Matters host Debbie Millman, Instagram's Ian Spalter, and Airbnb's Alex Schleifer; and sharpen your skills in breakout sessions at the workspaces of Refinery29, IDEO, Spotify, Parsons, and more top creative organizations.

Nobody’s Better Than You

Mike Sager has learned that comparison and competition are enemies of the artist. There is you. There is your art. At the elemental level, nothing else matters.

If I Had To Do It All Over Again

Design leaders rethink meaningful creative and career decisions, with the benefit of hindsight.

True Grit: How to Build Up Your Resilience

Three steps that you can take to increase your ability to persevere.

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Speaking the Right Language: How to Communicate to Creators and Sellers

If a designer is able to translate something like a creative brief into a business brief, that gives you a huge leg up.

Be a Great Storyteller

Expertly telling your story is the best kind of organic marketing you can do to promote your art because people care almost as deeply about how you create, as they do about the end product.

Why Creatives Don't Retire

"To be honest, I don't think of aging. There is an immortality to being creative."

A Brief History of the Pencil

As told by a pencil aficionado, who wrote a book on the subject, in pencil.

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June 7—9, 2017

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