The fifth annual Made by Few Conference, organized by Little Rock design and development agency Few will be held in downtown Bentonville from October 26 – 29, 2016. “Made by Few” was born five years ago with a focus on inspiring and invigorating designers, developers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, with 2015’s attendees arriving from 26 US states as well as Canada and Europe. Founder and Organizer Arlton Lowry envisions the conference as “a platform for people to share ideas, build relationships, and change mindsets”.
“Made by Few” will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a move from Little Rock to Bentonville. Ranked as No. 7 on Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit in 2016, as one of the nine best U.S. cities for tech startups by Entrepreneur Magazine, Northwest Arkansas is known for its thriving startup community as well as its rich art and culture, the cornerstone of which is the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Speakers announced for the 2016 lineup include Victoria Pater, Product Design Lead at PayPal, Cassie McDaniels, Design Director at the Mozilla Foundation, Daniel Burka, Design Partner at Google Ventures, Alex Cornell, Product Designer at Facebook, and Amy Schwartz, Design Director at Cards Against Humanity. The Made by Few Fireside Talks at Sassafras Springs Vineyards will feature talks by Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks and CodePen and author of Practical SVG, Eleanor Whitney, Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp NYC, and crowdfundng expert Clay Hebert.
In addition to an opening reception at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Designed by Few design competition at 21c Museum Hotel, this year will also mark the debut of the “Handmade by Few”, a curated craft show in collaboration with The Little Craft Show. “Handmade by Few” will be held at new venue RECORD on October 28 – 29 during the main speaker event and will feature regional artisans and makers from Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma, including Lisa Krannichfeld, Big Bot Design, Kyya Chocolate, Sally Nixon and Chipper Things. Admission to the market will be free and open to the public.
Tickets, passes and day passes are still available by clicking HERE.
For more info on the “Made By Few” Conference, click HERE. Click on the video box to hear more from founder Arlton Lowry and how the “Made By Few” Conference will benefit Northwest Arkansas.