Speaker Series

SPDWest@STUDIO1342: Unsung Heroes of the American West 7

SPDWest@STUDIO1342: Unsung Heroes of the American West 7

DON'T MISS THE BIGGEST AND MOST ORIGINAL UNSUNG HEROES NIGHT YET.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18. DRINKS AT 7:00. SHOW AT 8:00.

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SPDWest@SMASHBOX: Unsung Heroes of the American West 6

SPDWest@SMASHBOX: Unsung Heroes of the American West 6

We love LA! For the sixth time Smashbox Studios is hosting another raucous evening of brilliant presenters, smart ideas and lots of sun-soaked inspiration.  Come and join us on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm - VENUE CHANGE TO SMASHBOX CULVER CITY

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Speakeasy West: Unsung Heroes 5

Speakeasy West: Unsung Heroes 5

Los Angeles, we're coming back for more! Please join us Thursday, May 17 as our pals at Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood host us for another evening of creative collaborations and inspiration courtesy of this amazing line-up of top talents and unsing heroes.

Our stellar lineup of presenters includes: a keynote speaker and conversation with iPad Design Guru Joe Zeff, Gallerist Paul Kopeikin, Photography Agent Carol LeFlufy and Art Director Charlie Hess It's another night of Right Brain thinking on the Left Coast -- not to mention cocktails, delicious food and inspiration, so RSVP now to guarantee your place at the party!

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Speakeasy: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Speakeasy: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!


The world of sports comes to the Helen Mills Theater next month for an SPD Speakeasy featuring two industry heavyweights: Chris Hercik, Creative Director of Sports Illustrated, and John Korpics, Vice President/Creative Director for Print and Digital Media at ESPN the Magazine. Hercik and SI helped start the tablet publishing revolution with its innovative demo video before the iPad was even announced. Hercik continues to inspire with interactive editions for tablets, browsers and smartphones and smart standalone apps like Sports Illustrated Football Rivals. Korpics is one of the industry's brightest stars, with two National Magazine Awards and an SPD Magazine of the Year Award from his runs at Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, InStyle and Fortune. He joined ESPN this fall to oversee The Magazine and provide an integrated vision for its editorial and photography teams across all platforms. The two will take the stage January 26 for a moderated discussion about their innovative brands and to take questions from the audience. RSVP today after the jump... … MORE
WAITLIST ONLY -- Tablet Town Hall:Questions and Answers About the Next Generation of Tablet (and Kindle) Publishing

WAITLIST ONLY -- Tablet Town Hall:
Questions and Answers About the Next Generation of Tablet (and Kindle) Publishing

What's the new Adobe + WoodWing alliance all about?
If you're working in WoodWing, what will the Adobe partnership mean for you? Vice versa?
 
Can you really make, and publish, your indie app for just $399? Really?

Need some iPad advice? Need some KINDLE advice??
We've got it, and we're bringing them together for you.


On Thursday, November 10th, please join us for an SPD Town Hall kind of night: learn from Adobe and WoodWing what their partnership means for you, whether you work at a large company producing digital magazines or are interested in making your own standalone apps. Shawn Duffy from WoodWing and Steve Hart from Adobe will talk about what's changed -- and what hasn't -- in the quickly evolving world of creating content for the iPad, Android tablets and other new devices, including the Amazon Fire. They'll take your questions in a special event moderated by Joe Zeff, an SPD Board member and president of Joe Zeff Design. Submit your questions as part of your RSVP after the jump, and we'll be sure they're asked first before all the others from the crowd, or submit them to us at mail@spd.org. Now get those tickets...
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Speakeasy West: Unsung Heroes 4

Speakeasy West: Unsung Heroes 4

Los Angeles, we're coming back for you! Please join us Thursday, October 20th as our pals at Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood host us for another evening of creative collaborations and inspiration courtesy of this amazing line-up of top talents and unsung heroes.

Our stellar lineup of presenters includes: a keynote presentation from John Van Hamersveld in conversation with Lawrence Azerrad and special guests Jeff Divine, Rebeca Mendez, Frank W Ockenfels 3, and Heidi Volpe each presenting one of their selections of hidden talents on the west coast. Their choices of "Unsung Heroes" will be revealed that night, so RSVP now to guarantee your place at the party! It's another night of Right Brain talent on the Left Coast -- not to mention cocktails, delicious food and inspiration and from a lot of old & new friends!

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WAITLIST ONLY -- Speakeasy: These Guys Kick APPS.

WAITLIST ONLY -- Speakeasy: These Guys Kick APPS.

The creative forces behind PROJECT, TRVL, Above & Beyond: George Steinmetz, The Final Hours of Portal 2 and more come together for one night in NYC to the SPD Speakeasy--to inspire and inform, and give you the inspiration to kick some apps, too.

You know their apps. Now meet their creators, and learn how it's done. (A part of the story involves publishing 25 issues out of a spare bedroom -- if they can do it...) The Society of Publication Designers presents a rare opportunity to interact with some of the most disruptive forces in digital publishing. Their companies are small yet their impact has been enormous, with groundbreaking apps that reinvent business models and rethink how content can come alive on the tablet. Get your tickets now, because all our previous app nights have sold out, and get 'em early, because we want to see you there, not on the waitlist! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 26th, make a note that there are cocktails involved, and follow us after the jump for all the details on how you too can come kick some apps with SPD...
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WAITLIST ONLY -- Speakeasy: The Story of O
WAITLIST ONLY -- Speakeasy: The Story of O
UPDATED 5/31: Tickets for this event are currently sold to capacity. Please sign-up for waitlist tickets so we can help... ...More
SOLD OUT -- Bloomberg Businessweek: Process
SOLD OUT -- Bloomberg Businessweek: Process
An evening with CD Richard Turley and the visual team of Bloomberg Businessweek.On Thursday, April 21st, please join us at... ...More
Speakeasy West: Illustration's Unsung Heroes
Speakeasy West: Illustration's Unsung Heroes
We can't stay away! We hope you're in the LA area on Thursday, March 24th and can join us at... ...More
Albert Watson and Laurie Kratochvil Talk STRIP SEARCH, UFO and more...
Albert Watson and Laurie Kratochvil Talk STRIP SEARCH, UFO and more...
Photographer Albert Watson has shot more than 250 Vogue covers, 40 covers for Rolling Stone, movie posters, movie star portraits,... ...More
1000 TIME Covers:Thinking Inside the (Red) Box
1000 TIME Covers:
Thinking Inside the (Red) Box
On Wednesday, October 27th, please join us in welcoming Arthur Hochstein to the SPD Speakeasy to talk about his greatest... ...More