The Contemporary Arts Center will be playing host to the international creative conference OFFF, which is billed as a “post-digital culture festival,” for the second year in a row.

OFFF is an event that encourages innovative and artistic thinkers to join together for collective inspiration. According to OFFF’s website, participants will learn from “the most relevant artists of our time.”

“At a glance, what you notice first is the outstanding quality and the international perspective of the presenters,” says Molly O’Toole, director of communications and community engagement for the Contemporary Arts Center. “But it’s also the diversity of the audience. I’ve never been to an event or conference like this where the audience plays such a critical role in the experience.”

The presenters include an array of artists in many fields, “including illustrators, coders, motion graphic designers and more,” according to the event’s press release.

This year’s featured presenters include artists James Paterson and James Victore; the acclaimed designer, filmmaker, author, designer and director Onur Senturk, who created animation and visual effects for several high-grossing films (his credits include The Dark Knight Rises).

Though the conference draws big names in the creative industry, its hosts are determined to make the event available to as many people as possible.

“It’s an affordable, accessible price point and fits with both the mission of OFFF and the CAC,” says O’Toole. “It’s one of the reasons we felt strongly about bringing OFFF to Cincinnati. The level of access it affords is extraordinary. It’s an event where the region’s impressive talent pool—eager students and new and seasoned professionals alike—can mingle and connect with each other and the international figures headlining the conference.”

OFFF is an all-day event where creatives of all levels mix, mingle and share inspiration.

Tickets for the event are on sale here.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (doors and coffee at 8 a.m.)

WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati

TICKETS: $50 ($30 student)

By Sean Peters

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