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Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
When: May 4–8 2015
What: HOW Design Live Conference
Cost: The Big Ticket – $1795 (if booked between November 5 2014-February 3 2015), $1895 (if booked between February 4-March 31 2015), $1995 (if booked between April 1-May 3).
One-Day Registration – $675 (if booked between November 5 2014-February 3 2015), $745 (if booked between February 4-March 31 2015), $795 (if booked between April 1-May 3).
Other options available here
Discount: $50
Discount Code: HDLGD

In a nutshell HOW Design Live offers designers everything needed to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career—in just one event. It is divided into five programs with each one focusing on a specific area.

HOW Design – Print & Web Design (Bridgid Agricola and the HOW team are putting together a program that covers everything from working with clients to choosing type to staying creative on demand).

The Dieline Packaging Conference – Branding and Packaging (The Dieline’s Andrew Gibbs has put together this program. It is packed with best practices and case studies from top brands.

How leadership Conference – Thought Leadership (This program is presented in partnership with Sterling Brands’ Debbie Millman. It has numerous speakers that you will want to listen to!).

In-House Management Conference – Creative Team Management (This program will help you improve both business and communication skills, as well as brush up on your creative and leadership skills. The program is led by Andy Brenits and Ed Roberts).

Creative Business Conference – Small Business Management(This program offers guidance from creating a business plan to pricing your work, from cultiviating a strong client base to how to run a creative agency. Marketing Mentor founder Ilise Benun has put together this program for both wanting to start a creative business as well as for those who are working solo or have a creative agency.

For full information on each program you can read more here.

There really is an amazing line-up of speakers, you may have read their books or admired their work. They can all be viewed here (keep checking as this page is constantly being updated with more speakers).

To receive your $50 discount you simply need to enter the discount code HDLGD. There are many different registration options, from one day passes to the early bird offer (only offered until february 3rd 2015), from student prices to group passes. All the different options can be found here, just remember to enter your discount code to get an extra $50 off the price.