Having set the bar high last year we knew we had our work cut out for us in 2019 and we are confident that we have delivered. These speakers are on top of their game and ready to inspire you to thrive in your own creative pursuits. All speakers will be on Friday, March 15 at The Fruit in Durham, NC.
NEW for THRIVE 2019, Workshops! We have two workshop tracks you can take with a keynote workshop at the end. You will also be able to take workshops a-la carte as well. Please note that workshops are separate ticket purchases from the Friday conference day ticket. All workshops will be Saturday, March 16 in Downtown Durham. Track One Workshops will be held at Smashing Boxes and Track Two Workshops and Aaron Draplin will be held at Aloft Durham.
Bringing THRIVE 2019 to life is labor of love. We are proud that as a 503c3 Non-Profit Organization we have the passion and resources to make this happen for our community. But we could use your help. Download our Sponsorship Guide and join us in our mission to Create A Place Where Design Thrives For Everyone
Formerly known as the Durham Fruit and Produce Company, more than a century ago this 22,000sf warehouse complex housed giant coolers for fruits and veggies arriving by train. Today, The Fruit is a social enterprise dedicated to making and experiencing visual and performing arts that include film, dance, painting, photography, and drama. Map, parking options and other information coming shortly.
Durham has some fantastic hotel options if you are coming from out of town or decide to make THRIVE 2019 a staycation event for yourself. All right in the heart of downtown, very close to our venue, and a myriad of dining choices.
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Read Our Full Code of Conduct