As you head into the second half of the fall term, hopefully you’ve mastered your schedule and are able to enjoy the last couple months before winter break.
With temperatures starting to cool down, and more time being spent indoors it’s a great time to seek out some fun groups and meet ups to join. For this issue of The Bulletin Board, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite local groups and meet ups. We hope that you’re able to find a couple that interest you and let you connect with our awesome creative community!
YEG Design SLACK Group
It’s never fun to feel like your designing on an island. Staying connected to designers/creatives in your community can be super helpful and supportive. One of Our GDC board members, Natasia Martin took it upon herself to create a YEG Design SLACK group to help Edmonton (and area) designers stay connected. Get in touch if you’re interested in being part of the conversation!
Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE)
ACE puts on some great initiatives and events throughout the year including student speed mentoring, ACE Awards, student agency tours and creative round tables. If you’re looking to join the local advertising community, take advantage of their great events!
If you’re interested in printmaking then this is a place you should be involved with. In addition to being a notable print production and exhibition space, SNAP also offers a variety of membership opportunities, workshops, and events.
Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE)
MADE supports the creative community in Edmonton by hosting events and providing opportunities for local designers to explore new ideas and showcase their work.
Graphic Design Association of Canada (GDC)
We couldn’t write a post about groups and meet ups and not do a little shameless plug ;) The GDC is a national association that aims to support and advance the design profession via advocacy, education and community building. Make sure to explore our chapter page for more details on local offerings!
Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community that is free to attend, thanks to local sponsors. Each month a different speaker reflects on the chosen theme in a short talk which is always accompanies by coffee and tasty breakfast foods. Set your alarm a bit earlier and head to this event before stating your workday!
Ladies Learning Code
Interested in learning code but don’t know where to start? The Ladies Learning Code program offer adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators. Their mentor to learner ratio is awesome ensuring you’ll get the support you need!
This meet up is free to attend and is for people who help make digital stuff happen. Whether your title is project manager, account manager, product manager, producer or you own your own shop then this is your home. We also here that free beer and pizza is included!