Step away from the keyboard and into the sunlight! If you've been cooped up all spring, it's time to quit pretending you'd rather be inside working, and start finding your office muse outside of your workspace.


Luckily, the universe is looking out for you and summertime has plenty going on – whether you're looking for a conference or just a casual event, we've got some suggestions here that are sure to get your creative wheels cranking.


For Creatives: Creative Mornings

Brooklyn // June 23rd

Kick off your weekend with an inspiring talk first thing on a Friday. It's hard to keep your motivation amped up on a summer Friday, but getting your brain cranking early is bound to light the spark for your last day of the week. There's breakfast, plenty of creatives ready to chat, and best of all, it's free!


For Employers: Design Museums Mornings

Boston // June 23rd

The Design Museum Foundation organizes monthly Friday morning talks of their own, and this Friday's topic is "choice" among today's workforce. More and more American employees are working from home or remotely, and the framework of the traditional office model is rapidly changing – how can managers incorporate choice and flexibility into their work strategy, policy, and employee training and engagement? Enjoy the coffee and breakfast, and come find out!


Artisan's Asylum

Somerville, MA // Classes all summer long

A "makerspace" in Somerville that offers tons of classes and has all sorts of equipment available for the community to use? Sign us up! From electronics to fiber arts to screen printing to learning the ins and outs of a 3D printer, vinyl cutter, welder, or lathe, Artisan's Asylum has a great selection of classes throughout the year and summer. Stretch your creative legs and step away from that computer this season – you won't regret it!


ArtBeat 2017

Somerville, MA // July 14th - July 15th, 2017

This year marks the tenth occurrence of this Davis Square arts festival! People come from all over the city to enjoy a weekend full of music, dance performances, and over 75 craft vendors.


AIGA Summer Design Trivia

Cambridge, MA // July 25th

Spend time outside of the office with your fellow creatives amid beer and burgers at Firebrand Saints this July! The trivia promises to be non-designer-friendly, and the first 25 attendees get a free drink!


Litmus Live Boston

Boston // August 2-4th

Content is KING, and nobody knows that better than email marketers. One piece of this global email community conference is in Boston, and with hundreds of attendees, they have workshops and talks that will draw a crowd (not to mention a pretty big networking pool). With a content-packed agenda, be prepared to learn more about testing strategies, content creation, email development techniques, and much more!


Free Movie: North by Northwest

New York City // August 14th

Maybe you've seen Saul Bass's iconic opening title, but have you seen the whole movie? Spend a charming evening under the stars surrounded by the bright lights of the big city. Spread out a blanket and enjoy a thrilling movie about a Madison Ave executive who gets mixed up in a case of mistaken identity and is now on the run!

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