In September 2020, AFCI announced that Creativation, AFCI's annual conference and tradeshow for the creative industries, will look quite different in 2021. We are transitioning to a completely virtual event to ensure the safety of our members, attendees, exhibitors and staff.

What is Creativation+?
Creativation+ is the transformation of the traditionally held in-person Creativation tradeshow into a virtual experience that brings together members of the creative industries to learn, network, do business, explore new products and find inspiration. AFCI is excited to present a new experience to its members and creative community that will bring together an expanded, international audience; provide new opportunities to connect with peers and business partners; introduce innovations and new products that will leave attendees excited and inspired; and celebrate the creative industries in an unprecedented way.

Does the "+" have any specific significance?
To advocate for and support the creative community through today’s challenges, AFCI has taken time to think bigger, design more boldly and change our approach with inclusion and impact in mind. Creativation+ is the result of that bold thinking to ‘go beyond.’

The “+” is a simple but powerful symbol of going beyond:

  • Being more inclusive and supportive of our diverse makers, energetic entrepreneurs and powerful influencers
  • Reaching more people and businesses on a more global scale
  • Building upon the success of past conferences to provide increased educational and networking value
  • Recognizing that change is not achieved just through one conference but across a wider network of year-round activities that AFCI is proud to be taking on for the betterment of our community

When will we know more?
More information is on the way! Keep a look out for additional emails and social media announcements over the next two weeks. We will soon be sharing a schedule-at-a-glance and details to help you plan your Creativation+ experience, as well as a new creative crowdsourcing competition for our members.

If you have questions, check out our Creativation+ FAQ page or contact AFCI at