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The Design + PowerPoint Summit

Join us online March 10–11 for The Design + PowerPoint Summit, the essential HOW-TO event for designers who need to build successful slide decks, interactive experiences, and presentation graphics.

The world of presentation design is evolving, and The Design + PowerPoint Summit was created to help you stay ahead of the ever changing landscape. Join some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on presentation design as they share their wisdom, tips, and techniques. 

Whether you are struggling with PowerPoint or you’re a longtime presentation designer, if you want to take your skills to the next level with these tools, this is one event you can’t afford to miss.

  • Essential PowerPoint tips and tricks
  • Making accessible PowerPoint documents
  • Tips and hacks for building masters and templates
  • Designing for virtual and hybrid presentations
  • Quick tricks that make your presentations pop
  • Designing presentations that embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Achieving "presentation Zen"
  • Methods for bringing maps and charts to life
  • and more!
Echo Swinford

Echo Swinford

Garr Reynolds

Garr Reynolds

Jole Simmons

Jole Simmons

Mark Heaps

Mark Heaps

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson

Nolan Haims

Nolan Haims

Richard Goring

Richard Goring

Russell Davies

Russell Davies

Stephy Hogan

Stephy Hogan

Use the buttons below to toggle between each dayAll times listed in Pacific Time (Seattle) or UTC-8

  • DAY 1: THU, MAR 10

  • DAY 2: FRI, MAR 11

7:30 AM – 7:55 AM Pacific
Welcome Meetup, Day 1

Bring your coffee/tea/drink of choice, and join us for an informal chat before the sessions begin.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific
Everything I Know About Life I Learned from PowerPoint
Russell Davies

PowerPoint might be the most successful piece of software in history, used for everything from weddings to warfare. Find out how it was invented, how it can help you think, create, and persuade—and how to end your presentations with a BANG.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Pacific
From Story to Slides
Mike Parkinson

In this session, you will learn a start-to-finish approach to make amazing presentations quickly. From discovery to design, this workshop gives you best practices and insider secrets to create clear, compelling, powerful presentations in less time. Get the latest tools and techniques to help you create successful presentations that wow your audience.

10:30 PM – 11:30 AM Pacific
Slide Master Power Techniques
Echo Swinford

The key to a successful and flexible PowerPoint document is getting the slide masters right. Join a “master of masters” as she dives deep into what you need to know about this fundamental feature.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
Lunch and Informal Meetup

Grab a bite to eat and come chat at our “virtual table” along with our speakers and PowerPoint  experts from around the world.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific
Essential Tips (and hacks) for Templates
Nolan Haims

These days, collaboration is the name of the game. But building a good PowerPoint template that others can modify can be hard! Learn key tips and tricks for getting the most out of your templates.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Pacific
Designing and Delivering Inclusively
Stephy Hogan

How do you design a presentation based on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)? This session offers insights into the value of inclusivity that you can use in your own presentations, or share with your boss/team/client/company. Join us in this deep dive into an incredibly important topic.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific
Interview with a Presentation Design Master: Garr Reynolds
Hosted by Mark Heaps

Don’t miss this meeting of presentation design superstars! Mark Heaps (Duarte, Houndstooth, Groq, MAX Master) interviews Garr Reynolds (author of Presentation Zen and other best-selling presentation design books). This session is bound to be full of insights and inspiration.

Your registration includes:

  • Livestream access to all sessions and live speaker Q&A during the event
  • One year of on-demand access to all session recordings
  • Speaker handouts from the world’s top experts
  • Savings on future live and online CreativePro events with the alumni discount.

Pricing:

2-day pass: $695


Discounts are available for nonprofit, government, education, CreativePro members, and alumni of CreativePro events. Discounts cannot be combined, or added after registration. Please contact us here for discount information prior to registering.

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