To get the most out of The Dieline Package Design Conference, be sure to take advantage of every chance to connect with your fellow attendees. After all, these are your people. Play it right and the designers you meet here will become your year-round sources of feedback, career opportunities and package-design inspiration!
Sunday, June 23
HOW Design Live Networking Kickoff
4:30-6:30 pm Presented by The Creative Group, the Networking Kickoff gives you the chance to meet a whole bunch of new people, from all four HOW Design Live events. Take part in an easy icebreaking game as you chat with designers, creative freelancers, in-house managers and, of course, your fellow packaging designers.
HOW Design Live Opening Reception
Sponsored by Mohawk 8:00 – 10:00 pm Hit the Exhibit Hall for the very first time during the Opening Reception. Enjoy drinks, snacks and live music as you wander the booths and connect with your fellow creatives. (Remember to bring a lot of business cards.)
Monday, June 24
5:20 – 6:30 pm Sponsored by Appleton Coated/Curious Collection/Utopia Make time to catch up with your peers at this casual get-together. Have a drink and trade notes with other attendees—these are the folks who can become your year-round sources of inspiration and feedback!
Tuesday, June 25
Sponsored by The Creative Group 6:00 – 7:30 pm Display your work—or just join in the critique process—at the Portfolio Review. Not half as scary and intimidating as school critiques, the Review gives up-and-coming designers and students a chance to get professional feedback on their work. And it gives you the chance to meet up-and-coming designers (or potential new employees, if your company happens to be hiring).
HOW Design Live Closing Reception
Sponsored by Neenah Paper 9:00 – 11:30 pm Don’t miss out on the last official networking opportunity of HOW Design Live. Along with drinks, snacks and live music, you’ll get to enjoy the company of creatives from across the country. Have fun with the folks you’ve already met, but be sure to make some new friends—the people you have fun with tonight are the same people who’ll help you with design problems and creative brainstorming down the road.