Collide - Creative Technology Conference announces keynote speakers ...unveils schedule for two-day interactive event

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James White, Aaron Draplin, Jason Theodor, and Maya Bruck are among the keynote speakers announced for the Collide - Creative Technology Conference.

Taking place in Halifax, NS from October 22-23Collide is where students and aspiring professionals meet with established creative minds to see and shape the future. Up-and-comers can find role models and explore the world’s best ideas from the leading edge. A one-of-a-kind conference in Atlantic Canada, Collide is an interactive event for digital creators curated by leading design and technology event producers FITC, and presented in partnership with REDspaceCollide will feature sessions in design, development, and marketing, and will showcase Atlantic Canada as a hub for creative professionals.

 James White is a Canadian artist and designer based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He is the one-man wrecking crew behind the Signalnoise Studio where he produces visual artistry for professional and personal projects. His creative path has led to him working with clients such as Nike, MTV, Google, Wired, VH1, Kevin Smith, and more.

Maya Bruck is a product designer at Etsy in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, Maya worked with the New York Times as an independent UI/UX consultant, was Creative Director at Pixo, and led the design of Wolfram|Alpha. She speaks to the importance of breaking down silos between designers and developers and believes collaboration is the future of the web.
Aaron James Draplin is the founder of Draplin Design Co. - a company steeped in projects related to print, identity, web development, illustration, and Gocco Muscle. Draplin has previously completed projects for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Target, Ford, Hutchco, Timberline Lodge, Patagonia, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Hughes Entertainment, Chuck Prophet, Field Notes and even the Obama Administration.
Jason Theodor specializes in tailored content for brands that wish to survive the future. He writes on Medium and speaks at conferences about business & creativity. He is currently shaping new work and culture with loopmedia in Toronto.
For a full schedule of Collide events, click HERE.
“We are beyond thrilled to be the Champion Sponsor of Collide, Atlantic Canada’s biggest interactive event for digital creators,” says Wes Gould, COO of REDspace. “REDspace is passionate about investing in our community, our creative inspiration and the beautiful place that we call home. Through our involvement with amazing programs and events like Collide, we’re seeking to help generate excitement about the industry here. Together, we are able to do award-winning work for world-class brands right here from Nova Scotia.”
"Bringing local partners such as REDspace and The Printing House together for this year's Collide conference demonstrates the importance of working together to make our digital sector a vibrant part of our community," says James Boyle, Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion. "This is an important event for Halifax, and we hope to see lots of local support for the conference."
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