Category: Events

Behance at SXSW 2015

Behance had a large presence at Adobe’s Creative Camp during SXSW this year. The two day long series included lessons, insights and conversations about creative tools and the creative process with Adobe & Behance evangelists, product managers & design experts. Both Roxanne Schwartz & Scott Belsky represented Behance in Austin with their talks which included tips and tricks on promoting your work on the web, insights on the rise of the creative economy, as well as a book signing for Behance’s first ever book, Super Modified.

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99u Pop-Up School Day 2 & 3

We’ve just about wrapped up our our first ever 99U Pop-Up School- and its been such an incredible learning experience. Day 2 & 3 have been filled with strong speakers, amazing master classes, and impactful activities in our “playground” time.

Day 2 was all about learning how to launch, grow, and lead a successful start-up business. The lineup included Neil Blumenthal (co-founder & co-CEO of Warby Parker), Kathryn Minshew (founder & CEO, The Muse), Patrick Buckley & Craig Dalton (co-founders of DODOcase) and Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder, Reddit).

Day 3 was brand & digital strategy intensive, and was focused on how to create a loyal following for your brand in a digital world. We heard from Gary Vaynerchuk (CEO, VaynerMedia), Jonathan Perelman (VP of Agency Strategy, BuzzFeed), Allison Johnson (Founder of West & Former VP Marketing at Apple), and Aaron Dignan (CEO, Undercurrent).

Here are some highlights from the past three days. Take a look back here:
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Live from 99U Pop-Up School

We’re in the midst of the first ever 99U Pop-Up School- a three day event all about super-charging your creative skill set for success in the 21st century. For our inaugural school session, we’ve selected three topics that are essential to making an impact with your ideas — career development, entrepreneurship, andbrand & digital strategy — and built an intensive day-long learning program for each of them.

Day 1 was all about how to build the creative career you want, and had a lineup that included Simon Sinek (author of “Start With Why”), Heidi Grant Halvorson (Associate Director, Columbia University Motivation Science Center), James Victore (Artist & Educator), Ben Barry (Designer & Co-Founder, Facebook Analog Research Lab), and Behance’s own Scott Belsky.

Here are some highlights from the thick of it. Today and tomorrow make sure to:
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Quick Update on Portfolio Review Week Four!

The weather is changing here in New York (finally!) and it’s getting darker sooner (ugh!) but it means November is quickly approaching.

So what’s new? We’ve sent out our first round of Digital Promotion Kits to our first round of hosts–we’re really excited about those as we’ve added some new things like Tips for Hosts. We’ve got almost every continent represented (we’re looking at your Australia and Antarctica) and we cannot wait to hear from the rest of you!

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Behance at Adobe MAX

Our team is really excited about MAX this year. We will be unveiling some exciting projects related to Creative Cloud that we have been working on, as well as some Behance integrations into Adobe tools. In addition, our product design team will be running a few sessions on how to make the most of Behance. It will be our first MAX ever, and we hope to see you there!

MAX, The Creativity Conference
May 4-8, 2013: Los Angeles, CA
Creativity powers the world. But what powers creativity? MAX 2013. It’s four days of ideas, inspiration, and a meeting of the best creative minds in the world. Join us, and renew your vows with creativity. Come to MAX to gain the knowledge you need to stay competitive and the inspiration to create your best work. You’ll get a mix of speakers like Paula Scher, Jessica Walsh, Paul Irish (Google Chrome developer), and Behance’s own Scott Belsky, along with the opportunity to attend sessions and labs taught by industry leaders and Adobe experts.

Learn more & register for MAX

Behance Hackathon Recap

Last week Behance held an in-house Halloween Hackathon (one month later due to Hurricane Sandy). This day was filled with some amazing ideas, collaboration and participation from both the Behance team and some special guests.

Here is a list of some great ideas that came to life:

  • BeSpoke: A gallery of work tailored to your taste 
  • Comments Analysis: Analyzing how positive or negative your comments are on Behance 
  • Advice by Behance: A mentor finder- connecting established and emerging creatives, to share knowledge & collect feedback
  • Bēgin: A simple way to use Behance for a daily dose of inspiration
  • Inspiration Pill: What you take is what you make
  • Behanceroids: Asteroids Game
  • Roundtable: An easy uploader for students to post work in progress, evaluate & critique 

Curators Conference

Curation and Creativity meet modern culture at the upcoming “Curators Conference” in NYC. We spotted this day-long event, featuring presentations of leading curators and creative professionals in fashion, film, design, and tech – and recommend it to anyone looking to dig into curation in their field – from the nitty gritty to the inspirational.

The conference, debuting during NYC Fashion Week, features presentations, ideas and conversations of thought leaders in their fields. Speakers so far include Gia Coppola (Filmmaker), Philippe von Borries (Refinery29), Susie Bubble (Fashion Icon) and many more.

September 5, 2012 
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center
Get tickets here! 

A Special Offer From Our Friends at 3rd Ward

3rd Ward is a multi-disciplinary workspace and education center that offers classes on everything from bike mechanics to bookkeeping. This week New York-based Behancers can take an extra 25% off when they enroll in a class of their choosing! Simply enter the discount code “BEHANCE” at checkout.

Visit for a full list of classes & more.

Creative Events Roundup

Have some extra time this summer to expand into your passion or hobby? Here are a few creative events that are worth consideration. 

Luminance Conference
Most photo conferences focus on gear and technique. Luminance is different. This 2 day conference features two dozen top speakers (including our own Scott Belksy!) from a variety of organizations that help to create, consume and definite photography. Each will present a 20 minute TED-style talk. Photographers, technologists, designers & those who care about the direction of photography should attend.
September 12-13 – NYC

App Summer Camp
If you love app development and are a talented young hacker/designer/geek, join your cohorts at this 2 week camp on the water in Hungary. The “campers” will get involved in digital product development projects – plus, it’s all free if you’re selected! A great opportunity in Europe for UX ninjas, bloggers, journalists, mobile or front-end developers.
August & September – Hungary

Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is all about providing events that will help you get a jump on launching your startup. Share ideas, form teams, and hear from passionate leaders and entrepreneurs. This is an event series (there have been 587 events around the world!), so check out upcoming events for one in your area.
Around the world, throughout the year

4,000 Creatives Come Together During Epic Week: Behance Portfolio Review Week Recap

This May, we asked the Behance Community to come together to organize and attend events designed to help creatives up their game by sharing and getting feedback on creative work at an in-person critique event. The response was overwhelming – we watched our members step up to the plate and organize events in all corners of the globe, everywhere from Pakistan to Italy to Colombia to Canada and beyond (152 separate events, in fact!) We wanted to share some of the results of Behance Portfolio Review Week with you:

Portfolio Review Week Snapshot:
- 476 communities formed in 422 cities
- 153 confirmed events worldwide
- 4,015 event RSVPS
- 2,068 tweets tagged #BehanceReviews

Pinterest Board – Portfolio Review Week Highlights
We compiled a bin board for a visual “best of” look at events around the world

Flickr Photo Sets
 A growing collection of  40 PhotoSets from events around the world (1,300+ photos!)

Vimeo Page – Select Videos
From member made promo videos to footage taken at the actually events.

Instagam Photos Taken by Community
Photo reports from attendees around the world. More here & here