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Our industry is constantly changing, which is why it’s so important to continually improve our skill set and stay up to date on the latest trends, tips, and tools. Attending events and collaborating with other industry professionals is a big way we do that. With social distancing in place and everything that has been going on in our world lately, a lot of those events have been cancelled or postponed–but there are several that have adapted into virtual events. Though we may not be able to physically be in the same room, we can still learn from industry leaders and virtually connect with our peers. One positive is that we are now able to ‘attend’ events that we otherwise may not have been able to in person.

We put together a list of upcoming virtual events you may be interested in checking out. Now more than ever it’s important to stay connected and support one another. If you know of an upcoming virtual event we don’t have listed, let us know and we’ll get it added. #AloneTogether



May 5-28, 2020


A four-week virtual conference that will feature over 100 hours of livestreamed sessions, 300 speakers, and more than 10,000 registered participants. The mission of this event is to bring the world of media, marketing, and technology together during a time of unprecedented crisis.


May 6, 2020, 3PM-3:40PM CT

How to Connect & Convert in the Inbox

Venture Café St. Louis Online
Join award-winning marketing expert, Bryan Caplan, as he shows you the ropes of email marketing and provides you with proven tricks, tips, and best practices to drive sales from your list. Register here.


May 7, 2020, 2PM

How to Take (and Give) Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback well is essential to a successful creative department. Learn best practice in both giving and taking notes. This is a free virtual event!


May 7, 2020, 2PM-6PM CT

Arts Night Virtual Conference

Join artists for a night of exploration, conversation, and connection to explore the bridges between creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, and business. This is a free virtual event!


May 12, 2020

AdClub Connected

Team Management During a Pandemic
Chat with industry leaders from different agency types, backgrounds, and perspectives, and hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future effects of the day to day business due to the current crisis.



May 12, 2020

Tech Inclusion

Global Summit: The Next Wave of Leadership
A global virtual summit to connect the next wave of tech leaders from all over the world. Join in on a fully virtual summit experience to discuss Leadership & Professional Growth, Allyship & Culture, Emerging Industry Trends, The Future of Work, and more. This is free, but donations are accepted.


May 20-21, 2020

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

The largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest. The MDMC20 On-Demand Digital Experience will feature over 80 sessions across nine tracks: data, digital, social media, creative, ecommerce, innovation, academic/student, tech and entrepreneurial–with on-demand access for 1-year. The cost for this is $99, but they also have a free live 2-day virtual summit with 7 breakout sessions led by the most in-demand speakers. This is one you won’t want to miss. 




June 12, 2020

Strategies for Great Press and Posters

A journey through some brilliant examples of print and outdoor advertising to illuminate the core principles of visual communication. This is a free virtual event!


June 16-17, 2020

DeveloperWeek Global 2020: Virtual Conference

Join developers, engineers, and technical leaders at the world’s largest virtual developer & engineering conference, where thousands of participants from across the globe converge online for 100+ keynote & technical talks, developer technology virtual pitch contest, developer awards, virtual hackathon, virtual expo, and prizes for supporting the developer community.


June 22, 2020

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)

Danforth Center Auditorium
Now an online experience for talented developers around the world. Gain early access to the future of Apple platforms and engage with Apple engineers. Dive into an exciting learning experience and discover how to create your most innovative apps yet using the latest Apple technologies.




Dates TBD

San Diego Startup Week 2020

A week-long (virtual) event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, executives, and talent to connect, educate, and inspire.




September 12-13, 2020

PixelPop Festival

Saint Louis University Busch Student Center
An indie game conference that celebrates unique games and the people who make them possible. Play games produced by local and national game creators, and enjoy diverse speaker sessions presented by industry professionals. So far this is still an in-person event.




Date TDB

St. Louis Design Week

A week where design industry professionals, entrepreneurs, local businesses, and students come together to share ideas and work.




November 12-14, 2020

AIGA Design Conference

Pittsburgh, PA
Join one of the world’s largest design conferences to network and learn from the industry’s best creative professionals. With more than 90 speakers and thousands of attendees, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss! This one is pricey, but a great experience if you can afford it. So far this is still an in-person event.





AdClub Connected Series

Ad Club Connected aims to be a series that will allow the STL ad community to continue to stay “connected”. Chat with industry leaders from different agency types, backgrounds, and perspectives, and hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future effects of the day to day business due to the current crisis. Check the event page regularly for monthly virtual sessions.


Every Thursday / 4PM-7PM

Venture Café Thursday (virtual) Gathering St. Louis

Once a week innovators and entrepreneurs gather–now online–for inspiring conversations and presentations.

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