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“Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.” —Henry B. Adams

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008

get INFORMED… … through memorable keynotes from creative icons and industry-leading speakers who will expose attendees to the latest technological developments and techniques that directly apply to them as a creative professional. The Create Chaos Expo allows for a live, in-person showcase of the latest graphic communication and production methods and concepts. Discover the hottest products and services, allowing you to further embrace your career and bring back priceless knowledge of “the next big thing.”


… with potential and current clients, contacts and colleagues at your choice of parties, receptions, user group and association meetings, networking events and conference experiences designed to connect creative professionals. At the Job Fair, jobseekers can meet and interview with top creative companies while employers can find the “right brains” for their jobs!

get INSPIRED… … by experienced veterans in the business sharing their triumphs and advice on what’s on the horizon in our everevolving business. Get a hands-on look (and feel) at creative industry winners from the 2008 Create Awards competition in a not-to-be-missed Winners Gallery and opening party. View cutting edge animation and motion graphics shorts and clips in an intense animation+film festival that is sure to bring chaos to the senses.


… through hands-on training and seminars produced by leading experts in a multitude of creative industries via comprehensive tracks designed to raise your personal creative bar. Learn about the latest tools, tips + tricks, and resources available and get exposed to the latest software and hardware developments that impact your ability to unleash creativity.

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“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.” — Stephen Sondheim

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008

What to Expect at Keynote/Sessions

Learn from creative visionaries and industry experts at more than 100 sessions and daily keynotes. Presenters will showcase techniques, as well as reveal new ways to inspire creativity.

Bing Bang Opening Reception

Start Create Chaos off with a bang! Join fellow attendees for a mix and mingle night of fun, food and drinks.

New Renaissance Closing Party

The new Renaissance has only just begun, and this is your last chance to mingle with creative professionals from all different realms. This rocking party will feature music, food and dancing. (Included in the All-Access, Full Conference pass.)

The Last Breakfast

Join a distinguished panel of creative visionaries who will discuss the past present and future of their ever-changing creative industries on the eve of a new Renaissance.

Chaos Expo Arena

An exhibit area like no other, surrounding a unique Medici Garden for the ultimate networking and trade show experience. Round-the-clock inspirational demos and showcases of the latest technologies and techniques makes the Create Chaos Expo the hub of our event.

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Chaos Bookstore

Peruse the Chaos Bookstore where you can find a wide variety of books to inform and inspire creative professionals at any level. From seasoned veterans to doit-yourself freelancers, books, DVDs, and software all available to help bring you to the next level.

Stash Theatre

Experience a showcase of outstanding animation, VFX and motion graphics in the Stash Theatre, an ongoing event throughout Create Chaos.

Live Demos on Three Expo Stages Three expo hall stages will provide live demonstrations of the newest software and hardware on the market. Plus, artists will showcase their talent throughout the day.

2008 Create Awards Gallery

A true hands-on gallery showcasing the winners from the 2008 Create Awards competition. Touch, see and smell the actual winning pieces from the competition.

Job Fair

Meet with top recruiters from across the nation looking for the best creative talent out there. Jobseekers can connect with companies on site and before the conference through the Web site.

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008

chaos is


Create Chaos is a concept that speaks to the evolution of our industries – a “create-a-palooza” that will bring together some of the most interesting, educational and inspirational creative industry conferences simultaneously – all in one location. The Create Chaos Experience will inform, connect, inspire and educate creative professionals from multiple industries through an all-inclusive conference event – hands-on training and seminars from industry icons, an expo hall like you have never experienced, a results-driven job fair and career center, an intense animation+film festival, not to mention unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that are sure to awaken creativity by bringing chaos to the senses.

“Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.” — Tom Barrett

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An exhibit area like no other, the Create Chaos Expo surrounds a unique Medici Garden for the ultimate networking and trade show experience. The expo boasts three live theaters, access to the job fair, a bookstore, and round-the-clock inspirational demos and showcases of the latest technologies and techniques. Creative Suite Conference – This year’s conference will host leading Creative Suite experts covering several in-depth sessions. This is the most comprehensive, dedicated Adobe Creative Suite event in the nation and we want to see you in Orlando!

The Pixel Conference – The Photoshop Conference for Designers! If you’re a creative professional, you rely on pixels – those building blocks of every Photoshop image. The Pixel Conference focuses on how professionals get their work done – high quality and high productivity.

The Web Design Conference – What Designers Need to Know to Make It on the Web! It’s not hard to find seminars for code-heads and Web developers ... but now there’s finally a conference for designers!

The Vector Conference – The how-to Illustrator and Flash conference! Adobe Illustrator is like a Swiss Army knife: Everyone uses a few of the tools, but there are many more that go unused. The more you learn about Illustrator, the more amazed you will be. FreshBooks, an online invoicing and time tracking service, will host a one-day conference of demonstrations and speaking engagements on such topics as Start Up Failure and Success, Invoicing: Project vs. Hourly, Nontraditional Marketing, and more. Brahn Awards & Events has partnered with to produce a best-in-class job fair for Create Chaos 2008! Employers and creative professionals will be able to connect months before the conference via the job posting and candidate profiling platforms, during the show via the actual job fair, and after the conference utilizing the same posting and profiling technology. This show is for designers, art directors and marketing professionals looking for new and creative solutions in the world of printing, paper and packaging. Classes and hands-on demos showcase technologies and techniques such as lenticular printing, variable data, scratch and sniff, rapid prototyping, and the latest “coolness” in digital publishing and print communications. A hands-on gallery showcasing the winners from the 2008 Create Awards competition. Look, feel, touch and smell the actual pieces from the competition, and mingle with the winners, judges and sponsors at the Gallery Opening cocktail reception. MG Fest is an innovative industry event showcasing creative motion picture design. The festival includes a unique summit with discussions to listen and learn with some of the industry’s best artists, designers and animators.

STASH Theatre is a showcase of animation, VFX and motion graphics packed with outstanding commercials, broadcast design, branded content, music videos, virals, game cinematics, short films, behind-the-scenes extras plus bonus films and music tracks.

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008

ACCOMMODATIONS A world of experiences is waiting for you here in our beautiful Orlando, Florida hotel accommodations. Built on over 200 acres of lush tropical landscape, the resort offers championship golf, award-winning cuisine and spa services that make it an ideal location for conference attendees. The resort’s location, 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World Resort in the Lake Buena Vista area, offers convenient access to all local area attractions. Attendees to Create Chaos will have an unmatched experience at the resort, networking with creatives from all disciplines and exploring their own creativity along the way.

Create Chaos chose the Orlando World Center Resort because it is simply spectacular. With 2,000 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, on property 18-hole championship golf course, award-winning dining in 10 restaurants and lounges, full-service spa and fitness center, an incredible 1,000,000-gallon tropical pool complex, and 350,000 square feet of beautiful convention space makes the Create Chaos experience a true destination event. Orlando is the epicenter of fun and excitement, as nearly 100 attractions keep visitors coming back for more. Take the mix of legendary theme parks, spectacular museums, blockbuster rides and attractions, and it would take about 67 eight-hour days to visit all of the entertaining offerings in Orlando. Visitors take great delight in Orlando’s impressive lineup of world-class entertainment choices beyond the famous theme parks. House of Blues and Hard Rock Live offer concerts many nights of the week, Cirque Du Soleil has a permanent show at Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk is home to the Blue Man Group. Cocoa Beach and the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop is only an hour away. Create Chaos encourages you to mix business with pleasure; bring your family, come early, stay the weekend.

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008

SPEAKERS Create Chaos 2008 will include four days of hands-on training and seminars produced by leading experts in a multitude of creative industries via comprehensive tracks designed to raise your personal creative bar. Learn about the latest tools, tips + tricks, and resources available and get exposed to the latest software and hardware developments that impact your ability to unleash creativity.

Ted LoCascio

Bob Kodzis Drew Trujillo Chris Converse

Tim Cole Scott Belsky

DANIEL SCHUTZSMITH Jean-Franรงois Simard

Claudia McCue

David Blatner


Justin Ahrens

Jonathan Gouthier

TIM FRICK Molly E. Holzschlag


D. Keith Robinson Sandee Cohen

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008


principle Based on the Medici principle, by bringing together creative professionals from different industries and walks of life in one place at one time, the resulting collision of ideas, inspiration and general creative experience far surpasses any conference-going experience these professionals could receive by attending industry-specific events separately. Create Chaos is for professionals working in the advertising, graphic communication, film and video, motion graphics, animation, photography, printing, publishing, and interactive media industries and will offer a hands-on showcasing of the latest communication technologies and techniques that shape our world.

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.� — Friedrich Nietzsche

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16 2008

ONE WEEK. TEN SHOWS. THOUSANDS OF CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS. • Enjoy full access to over 10 individual conferences and events under one roof for one price. • Network with thousands of creative professionals from multiple advertising and creative production industries. • Explore an expo hall set around a “Medici Intersection” with industry leading companies showcasing the latest technology and techniques. • Choose from over 150 unique sessions designed around informing, educating and inspiring creative professionals. • Mingle with over 50 speakers featuring iconic key notes, expert trainers and leaders from the creative industry. • Tour the Create Awards Hands-On Gallery and opening reception featuring the winners and their actual entries in the 2008 Create Awards. • Party with thousands of creative professionals at the not to be missed “New Renaissance” closing party. • Get inspired at an intense Animation and Motion Graphics film festival. • Visit the Job Fair to speak to recruiters or find talent.

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” —Buddha

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Conferences: Oct. 13-17 | Expo: Oct. 14-16, 2008 For information on exhibiting and/or sponsoring Create Chaos 2008 please contact For information on attending, please visit or e-mail Speaker information, courses and schedule, as well as additional conference and event partners will be updated regularly.




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