Building Powerful Ideas

CreativeBloc is a one-day conference that attracts over 100 advertising professionals, with top-notch speakers leading sessions on the topics of design, marketing, and advertising. The conference is hosted by AAF-Cedar Valley in Waterloo, Iowa, with discounts given to AAF members. CreativeBloc is meant to inspire new ideas and new thinking that refresh the daily creative grind. You won’t want to miss it.

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what you get

more than just a conference


Meet other talented people from around the state to share challenges and solutions within our industry.


No matter if you’ve been in the industry for years or a few months, there is always more to learn. Experience new ideas, viewpoints, and trends from our speakers.


Step away from your daily grind for professional development and inspiration. Rejuvenate your creative flow with a day filled with fresh ideas and new perspectives.

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Don’t miss hearing from these industry leaders

Eric Campbell

President, VML

Danielle Evans

Marmalade Bleue

Jeremiah Albrecht

Jeremiah Albrecht

Creative Director, Chandler

John Besmer

CMO, Planet Propaganda

Michael Gonzales

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Hallmark Cards

Jeff Julian

CEO, Squared Digital

Shanna Goodman

Ampersand Business Solutions

Craig Pladson

Senior Director of Marketing, Ovative/group

Brendan O’Shaughnessy

Founder/Designer, Ocean & Sea

Adrian Brambila

Partner / Chief Digital Strategist,  Unimarketa


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