Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Amy Balliett is an author, public speaker, founder and CEO of the visual content marketing and communications agency, Killer Visual Strategies (formerly Killer Infographics).

She has grown Killer Visual Strategies to become the industry leader, driving visual strategy and campaigns for global brands including Microsoft, Boeing, Adobe, Nikon, Starbucks, the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Nations, and more.

Amy Balliett

With Flash Talks From…

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Sarah Glynn

Human Resource profession and dynamite tech recruiter

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Mark Busse

Creative Strategist, Facilitator and Leadership Coach

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Jon Bantados

Designer, Educator and Taco Enthusiast


1:00pm Welcome and Keynote

We’ll start off with an enthusiastic welcome, some quick pointers on how to use Zoom for discussion during the event, and an inspiring keynote speech by Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies.

1:20pm Breakout Discussions

Connect with 3-5 other attendees in your own breakout room and discuss a guided question related to the keynote speech. Exchange contact info to keep the conversation going later.

1:35pm Flash Talks

This fast-paced segment will take you through three invigorating micro-talks (~5 minutes) from industry professionals Mark Busse, Sarah Glynn and Mitzi Okou sharing their wisdom with you in bite-sized pieces.

1:55pm Breakout Discussions

Now that the whirlwind flash talks are done, what was your biggest takeaway? Talk it through in another breakout discussion with a new small group. Again, make sure to exchange contact info to keep your connection going.

2:10pm Collaborative Creative Challenge

Now that we’re all loosened up, let’s get creative! You’ll meet with a new group of attendees and think through a creative challenge intended to get you using your design/ideation skills while hopefully making some new friends and having some laughs. Best group wins a prize!

2:30pm Break

Hey, we’ve been on our computers for a while. Let’s stretch.

2:40 Live Demo

We’re super excited to connect with Artist and Wacom whiz Collin Chan for an invigorating and inspiring illustration demo

3:00pm Prizes, Closing Remarks and Q&A

To wind down our event, we’ll be giving out some prizes and some swag from our sponsors. At the end, you’ll be prompted to share contact info with anyone you’ve met, and our speakers will stick around for a short moderated Q&A.

Our Sponsors

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