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HOW Design Live, Where Creative Professionals Converge and Connect, to Take Place April 30 - May 3, Boston


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HOW Design Live, Where Creative Professionals Converge and Connect, to Take Place April 30 - May 3, Boston


NEW YORK (Oct. 31, 2017) — HOW Design Live (featuring The Dieline Conference and the all-new event for marketers, HOW Marketing Live), will take place April 30 – May 3, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. The event is the biggest, most inspiring, educational and talked-about design event anywhere in the world. Registration is now open at (the best early-bird rates expire on Nov. 30).

            HOW Design Live, one of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world, will connect nearly 4,000 professionals from every U.S. state and from dozens of countries around the world. The event offers up to 100 educational sessions and keynotes, representing some of the best creative minds in the world, and an exclusive opportunity to preview new tools, technologies and products in the industry’s largest exhibit hall. 

            “HOW Design Live is a one-of-a-kind mash-up of people and ideas that leaves no one unchanged,” says Gary Lynch, vice president / group show director for HOW Design Live. “It’s a career-changing, life-altering experience that prepares designers and marketing professionals to seize new opportunities.”

            Attendees of HOW Design Live include designers of all stripes seeking to refine their expertise, acquire and develop new skills and have a positive impact on the world through the work they create for their clients, employers or themselves. The event also attracts: creative leaders and team managers, business owners, solopreneurs, agency principals, communicators and marketing professionals.

            Some of the event highlights include The Dieline Conference and HOW Marketing Live. The Dieline Conference is a four-day conference on package design and branding with some of the most influential brands and designers from across the globe. This year’s Dieline Conference will explore the evolution and future of brand experience. HOW Marketing Live is a new event co-located with HOW Design Live, in partnership with the American Marketing Association; it’s a two-day program focused on the intersection of design and marketing. Other learning and networking opportunities include: The Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, Networking Happy Hour, Speed Coaching and Table Topics, HOW Connection, Stock Photo Expo, Type Expo and the Closing Party.

            Visit to learn more and to register (the best early-bird rates expire Nov. 30), and follow HOW Design Live on social media at @HOWEvent (Facebook) and @HOWEvents (Twitter) and via #HOWLive.

About Emerald Expositions

            HOW Design Live is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

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