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Help Us Name The Secret Handshake & Form & Future Conference 2014!


The Secret Handshake and Form + Future team up to create a conference in 2014. And we’re looking to you to help us name it.

The creators of The Secret Handshake + Form and Future are teaming up to bring design students and designers a conference packed with incredible speakers and workshops about professional development. The first conference is set in San Francisco Spring 2014, followed by Chicago later in 2014.

We have an amazing team of dedicated people to make this thing happen, but we want your help to name this conference. Tweet your names to @secrethndshk.

If we pick your name, you can win a free ticket to either the Chicago or San Francisco conference.

*We are looking for name ideas by EOD (5p Oct 22)

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Thank You – The Secret Handshake Tops 200,000 Hits

The Secret Handshake

After being live for only 7 weeks, our Secret Handshake project has topped 200,000 hits. As a passion project for myself and having been involved with this project for almost 4 years without any web presence, that is truly an amazing feat.

We are in the works of a Secret Handshake Conference 2014 that will be taking place in San Francisco in May 2014, which will hopefully be an opportunity for us to engage in-person with a lot of people who we have only met online.

Keep spreading the word and thank you again for the support.

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Jason Schwartz
Creative Director, Owner

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Founder / Creative Director Jason Schwartz Speaking at 2013 Custom Content Conference on April 10

Custom Content Conference 2013, Chicago, IL

Our Creative Director Jason Schwartz will be speaking at the 2013 Custom Content Conference in Chicago, IL on April 10, 2013.

Hosted by the Custom Content Council, the 2013 Custom Content Conference from April 9th-11th is a  two day conference presenting a series of high-level marketing conversations and an opportunity to network with experts across the board.

Speakers from a variety of disciplines will be engaging conversations on improving and focusing content, building stronger brands, and exploring new methods better results. Guests of the conference will participate in multiple networking events in Chicago, IL. Our theme this year is: Optimize Your Return on Content. 

Reception will begin on the night of April 9th at Blackstone Hotel, a historical monument in downtown Chicago. We hope to see you there!

Aaron Goldman – Chief Marketing Officer, Kenshoo
Josh Karp – Founder, Publisher & CEO, The Printed Blog & Kumbuya
Elizabeth Schreier – Director of the Web Engagement Group, Allstate
Sosti Ropaitis – Director of Digital & Social Media, McDonald’s Corporation
Tim Calkins – Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
David Oppenheim – Managing Director, MileagePlus Business Development and United Media
Jason Schwartz – Founder & Creative Director, Bright Bright Great

Date: April 9-11, 2013
Location: Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, Chicago IL
Cost: $1,275/ticket (Earlybird, non-member)

Conference Website

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Missed Insight Design Conference 2011? Watch Jason Schwartz’s #freelanceology Presentation

Insight Design Conference-Jason Schwartz from Chris Climer on Vimeo.

Jason Schwartz, Creative Director at Bright Bright Great speaks the in’s and out’s of freelancing. He shares his knowledge; offers tips and direction when pursuing a freelancing career. To learn more about Jason follow him @jaycrimes or visit The Insight Design Conference is pleased to have Jason as one of this years speakers. Visit for more info.

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Big Ups To Insight Design Conference For An Amazing Night

Insight Design Confernece

Our CD, Jason Schwartz had the opportunity to present #FREELANCEOLOGY at the Insight Design Conference on Thursday June 9 in Cedar Lake, IN.

It is fantastic to learn that there is an amazing thriving creative community just a few minutes outside of Chicago in Northwest Indiana. If you were at the conference and would like to follow up with Jason with questions or comments, hit us up on Twitter @bbgchicago, or Jason @jaycrimes

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