Inspire your creative team to its full potential.

Whether you’re the head of a creative team or aspire to be one, the InHOWse Managers Conference will give you all the inspiration, motivation and real-world know-how you need to be a great leader. 

In-house vets like Todd Henry, Andy Epstein and more will help you leverage your leadership strengths, honing the skills you need to fire up your team, encourage them to peak performance and get the rest of the company to buy into your vision.

Find out who you'll meet at the IHMC and CFC Matchmaking Happy Hour!

Start becoming a peerless leader today with amazing sessions like these:

Todd Henry
Accidental Creative


Closing Keynote: Be a Laser, Not a Lighthouse
June 24: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Effective leadership in today's marketplace depends on your ability to provide clarity of direction even in the face of uncertainty. When a team is charged with turning their thoughts into value—creating—there’s a unique kind of pressure both for the leader and the team. In this inspiring closing keynote, Todd Henry reveals how you can provide the clarity, resources, and collaborative framework your team needs to do its best work.

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Jim Woods
United Pet Group


Creative Director of United Pet Group’s Aquatic Division

If you’ve ever bought a Tetra, Marineland, Instant Ocean, Jungle, or any of another half dozen other brands of fish stuff, you’ve bought the work of Jim Woods and his team. They create the collateral surrounding United’s entire myriad of industry-leading aquatic brands. They also contribute to research & development, influence product design and consult on business decisions outside the traditional role of graphic designers.

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Our legendary Exhibit Hall is back, packed wall-to-wall with paper launches, new fonts, time-saving software, printers and stock photography vendors. You can meet representatives from major vendors face-to-face, and get loads of freebies and handouts to take back to the office (seriously, bring an extra suitcase). And don’t forget to watch the constantly-updated HOW Conference program for special technology sessions hosted by our sponsors.


If you’re a solo design manager, networking with your peers can be hard to come by. That’s why the IHMC program features built-in networking opportunities for you to meet and connect with other in-house design managers. And you won’t want to miss our popular Happy Hour + Matchmaking for Freelancers & InHOWse, where you can forge working relationships with the industry’s most talented freelance designers, writers, photographers, illustrators and marketing strategists.