October 5th, 2019...12:30pm–5:15pm


Bull Moose Club, Albany, NY


A diverse group of speakers, beer, swag, etc.


This is for all creatives to reinvigorate their craft


Further updates will be posted here or on twitter


Reserve your room now! Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel Street, Albany, New York, 12210
Book online or call 1-518-432-7000 for reservations.


12:30pm——————Registration, Beer, Social, Music - Useless Cans

1:30pm——————Conference Kick Off

1:45pm——————Scott Pernicka

2:05pm——————Jeremy Fink

2:25pm——————Steffi Lynn


4:00pm——————Hyesu Lee

4:45pm——————Sean McBride

5:30pm——————Conference Conclusion - Bye Felica!

Frog Alley will be selling beer from 12–2:30

Fort Orange will be selling beer from 3–5

photo of Scott Pernicka doing glassblowing

scott pernicka
glass artist

Internal Fire Glass is the home of award-winning glass artist Scott Pernicka.

Scott’s handcrafted glass vortex spheres are an amazing alchemy of glass and physics that transcend the physicality of the glass itself. The optical illusion created with high-quality glass and master craftsmanship is a visual escape in the palm of your hand. Using science, physics, artistic vision and a meticulous attention to detail, Scott handcrafts each piece exclusively with Borosilicate (hard) glass for clarity. Shaping the glass at temperatures over 3000 degrees, a combination of 99.99% pure gold, silver, crystallized metals, or metal oxides are added to produce an array of beautiful colors. Exquisite and complex, each vortex sphere is a one-of-a-kind reflection of Scott’s passion for fine art craftsmanship that will last for generations to come.
Scott on the web

photo of Jeremy Fink

Jeremy Fink

Remy Fink is a New York city-based writer and director. He is the creator of the $5.00 Shorts project, a series of short films, each made for $5.00 or less. His work has screened at the Shorts Night Film Festival, and Black Web Fest. He is also an accomplished photographer, having created The American Lens photo series, book, and exhibition.
Jeremy on the web

photo of Steffi Lynn

Steffi Lynn tsai
hand letterer/illustrator

Steffi Lynn Tsai was born in Austin, Texas and is now currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She studied illustration, design and photography at Pratt Institute and is now working as a freelance illustrator, muralist and hand letterer. Steffi’s work is filled with quirkiness, color and character. She is driven to take normal scenes and moments and make them playful, exciting and enticing. Her work is inspired by everyday things and simple imagery from her imagination or nature.
Steffi on the web

photo of Hyesu Lee

Hyesu Lee

I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. And I would be proud to say I’m fresh off the boat—although I'm not as fresh as I used to be anymore! I lived in Seoul until my mid-twenties, and went to study abroad in the UK, where my journey began.

I graduated from the University of Arts London with a BA in Illustration, then moved to New York City where I earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. I’ve been here for 10 years now, based in Brooklyn and going about my life as an illustrator, artist, muralist, and educator.

My art has always been driven by a curiosity about how people connect. I was very shy growing up, so I never knew how best to communicate with those around me. But drawing people—observing them, and learning about them—that’s my way of connecting. Art, after all, has no language barrier.
Hyesu on the web

photo of Sean McBride

Sean McBride
executive creative director

Sean McBride is a Boston-based Executive Creative Director at Arnold Worldwide who is suppressing his deep-seeded Yankee aversion to talking about himself, briefly, for the purposes of this bio.

Sean has spent the last decade overseeing a handful of brands at Arnold, most notably Progressive Insurance. During his tenure, Progressive’s business has more than tripled in size, growing into the 3rd largest insurance brand in the country. Their spokeswoman Flo has been named the #1 Brand Icon of all time by Entertainment Weekly, and earned a spot on the Madison Avenue Walk of Fame. And Progressive has grown into one of the country’s most recognizable and beloved brands, with half-a-dozen, discrete, highly-visible campaigns running at any given time.

During his career, Sean has also written a Superbowl Ad that Time magazine gave an “A,” hijacked an episode of Modern Family, dressed Lebron James in short shorts, written a lyric for Lil’ Wayne, tried to convince Elon Musk that a ‘roided out half-man, half-bird doing household chores could sell solar energy, and reviewed enough scripts for Flo commercials to last five lifetimes.

Sean’s work has been recognized by Cannes, One Show, Communication Arts, Clio, New York Festivals, London International, Effie, Radio Mercury, Cresta, Epica, Addy, Archive, Creativity, Webbys, WebAwards, IAC, AICP and many others.

Sean is committed to building a thriving creative advertising community in his hometown of Boston, and to developing the next generation of great advertising writers. He has a wife and two kids and lives in the suburbs north of Boston.
Arnold Worldwide site

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