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Who should attend?


If you are a coder, designer, game developer, manager, then Reasons is for you. Reasons is for you if you want to learn, get inspired, network, brainstorm, or collaborate. If you are a developer who codes in more than one language, develop for devices, an interaction designer, UX bod, UI bod, a web or graphic designer, if you are a student breaking into the web and digital world, or if you have plenty of experience, then you will already know this is for you!


What happens at Reasons?


Expect 3 full days packed with amazing talks from the worlds best coders and designers. Expect lots of opportunities to mix and network with peers from over 30 countries. Expect to walk away inspired and invigorated and keen to get back to work to produce a killer project to be proud of!


Who are Reasons to be Creative?


Reasons to be Creative is brought to you by the same people who created the acclaimed Flash on the Beach conference and New York's Geeky by Nature conference in 2011. FOTB ran for over 5 years and beca0me one of the biggest and best loved 'Flash-centric' conferences in the world. We say 'Flash -centric' because, whilst the word 'Flash' is in its title, it is way broader than that. With awesome international speakers talking about art, design, film, processing, photography, animation, with plenty of code and examples for those who like to get their hands dirty, plus all things a digital designer & developer would want from a conference.

Owned & produced by Develop Ltd, established over 15 years ago, Develop have been long time respected for their leading work in the commercial use of Flash and other technical solutions. Develop has an impressive history of work, which includes books, magazine content, technical edits, and a portfolio which boasts Disney, Robbie Williams, BBC, Kelloggs, Science Museum, IPC Magazines, Asda/Walmart, Magnum ice-creams, The Guardian newspaper and many more.


Why Reasons to be Creative?


Reasons to be Creative is the result of many years of success with it's predecessor conference: Flash on the Beach. The reason for Reasons to be Creative [sic]: the importance of having an annual festival that focuses on art, design, code & being creative.

We have been proud to hear of countless stories over the years of how new friendships, partnerships and collaberations have happened due to the event and the teriffic networking opportunities.

With the wealth of talent and inspiration that art, design, code & creativity have to offer it is an obvious conclusion to bring the leading minds together to share their knowledge was something that the community would enjoy and draw inspiration from.


Reasons to be Creative goals


Reasons to be Creative's goals are simple. To bring the best minds in art, design and development to share, educate and inspire. To inspire and educate. Ultimately Reasons to be Creative wants to help deliver inspiration, education, and knowledge by bringing together the best known industry leaders from around the world into one venue. We want Reasons to be Creative to be known as the conference that opened doors by giving great networking opportunities and inspired you at the same time!