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Highlights from the 12th Annual 99U Conference: The Creative Self

Our speakers at the 2020 99U Conference explored the theme of The Creative Self with insight, wit, and compassion. Here's a look at the keynotes, master classes, and workshops from our first virtual 99U Conference, filmed at a production studio in Brooklyn and in our speakers' homes across the world.

Anne Helen Petersen: Rethinking Productivity Culture

Is Imposter Syndrome Masking Your Creative Potential?

“Fake it until you make it” is the worst advice. Here’s how to regain confidence and clarity in your career instead.

Finding a Creative Spark Within Solitude

With nods to Olivia Laing and Edward Hopper, here's how solitude can turn us into keen observers and fuel creativity.

99U Contributors at Home Around the World

The 99U team of contributors spans the globe: from illustrators in Italy, Spain, and South Africa, to writers in Australia, the US, and Germany, we have collaborators across four continents in eight countries. We asked a handful of our regular contributors for a glimpse into their current work spaces, home offices, and other unique setups, as they adjust to a new remote work landscape and creative work environment.

Jason Fried on Remote Work

The co-founder of Basecamp reflects on two decades of remote collaboration, giving advice on how to manage expectations during transition.

How to Lead Your Team Remotely 

Managers across creative teams share their best practices to thoughtfully lead from afar.

Cultivating a Sense of Creative Purpose 

We asked six creatives to reflect on what shapes their ambitions and determination.

Tips for a Sustainable Desk-Bound Creative Career

Five tips to prevent injury and strain while creating work from cartoonist Kriota Willberg’s book, Draw Stronger.

Noah Kalina on Enduring and Evolving Creativity 

9 Ways Creatives Can Manage Anxiety: Develop a Toolbox of Skills

Much like your creative practice, your response to stress and uncertainty is a work in progress. Rather than a quick fix, think of it as a discipline to hone. Here are concrete tips from by experts to ease your way to improvement.

Routines to Separate Work and Home