Circles Conference is a three-day design and development conference by Circles Co., bringing together designers and makers from around the globe. Learning from transformative thinkers and connecting with like-minded innovators, Circles provides a space where you’ll be challenged to push yourself in the creative process while drawing inspiration from those thriving in the industry.

During this conference, you’ll be empowered with resources and action-driven knowledge to help you pursue excellence in your craft. At the end of the experience, you’ll leave with a fresh spark of passion filled to the brim with revolutionary ideas and a community of Circle Makers ready to take on the world with you.

Why Come?

Go big or go home

This year, we’re doing what no conference has ever done before — combining three creative experiences into the ultimate retreat. Our new venue in Richardson, Texas, drops you in the middle of the action. Cityscapes, cultural districts and local eateries set the perfect backdrop for innovative thinking and fresh collaboration. And being just a short drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, we make traveling to and from the conference a breeze for out-of-town guests.

Innovation begins at the end of your comfort zone

With a change of venue, it only made sense to adapt our lineup. Our 2018 speakers and workshop leaders will be sharing the latest industry trends, equipping you with practical resources and addressing the elephant in the room — wearing multiple hats

Doing what you do, but better

At Circles, be prepared to get your hands dirty. In our series of breakout workshops, you’ll walk away with sharpened skills, knowledge from industry experts and newfound inspiration to go out into the world and disrupt the creative scene.

Don’t push back, break through

Creative industries naturally come with their own set of roadblocks. It’s easy to become anchored by fear, clinging to what you know — what’s safe. Our speakers share what you can do, but more importantly, how you can navigate through these struggles. You’ll leave the conference with the clarity and empowerment you need to face barriers head-on.

Collaboration is the new anarchy

Anymore, it’s not what you do but how you do it. As society travels at the speed of sound, it’s more important than ever you’re propelling with it — not honing in on just one skill, but your full arsenal. We’re firm believers in community. Circles is unique from other conferences because we provide attendees direct access to professionals in thriving studios and Fortune 500 companies. Swap cards after a workshop, ask a question at the after party. To produce the best, you need to surround yourself with the best.

Finding strength in numbers

Routines can quickly grow mundane — whether you’re working in a cubicle, studio or office. We’re passionate about cultivating communities that outlive the conference. While you may come for the speakers, conference and workshops, you’ll leave having build long-term friendships.

Our Values

A creative space for all in the design community

From speaker sessions, breakout workshops, networking or the sharing of ideas, you’ll walk away with sharpened skills, knowledge from industry experts and newfound inspiration to go out into the world and disrupt the creative scene.

Dedication to innovating ideas and the advancement of creatives everywhere

We aim to spark creativity and innovation within the design space. We hope that the creative and innovative culture we have cultivated will not only inspire you at the conference, but would also be carried with you into the world and your professional spaces. Our team will continue to assemble a diverse, inclusive, and innovative lineup of speakers for the growth and creative benefit of Circle Markers everywhere.

Respect for diverse world views and experiences

We believe that diversity is fuel for growth and development. By gathering speakers, leaders, volunteers and attendees from all walks of life, faith, beliefs and professional backgrounds, we aim to create a melting-pot of creative beauty.

Commitment to transparency and open dialogue

Circles Conference would be nothing without the attendance of Circle Makers. We are committed to having open-minds, open-dialogue and open-doors to ideas, improvements or suggestions for the betterment of Circles Conference and Circle Makers everywhere.

2018 Recap

The Team


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Circles Co. provides creatives, of all levels and backgrounds, experiences that can help propel your ideas forward. We’re here to connect you with world changing thinkers and leaders in the creative industry, and help reignite your passion for the visual.

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