5th annual Made by Few conference moves to Bentonville

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For the fifth installment of the Made by Few Conference organizers are heading up to northwest Arkansas from October 26 to October 29. The conference is geared towards designers, developers, and creative types.

The move comes right in the middle of Bentonville's growth as one of the best cities for tech startups as well as the home of Crystal Bridges Museum. Some of the speakers for the 2016 lineup includes Daniel Burka, Design Partner at Google Ventures, Victoria Pater, Product Design Lead at Paypal, and Amy Schwartz, Design Director at Cards Against Humanity.

"To call MxF a conference would be massively underselling it," said Jeffrey Kalmikoff, Designer at Uber. "MxF is an immersive celebration of creativity."

On Thursday, October 27, an opening reception will take place at Crystal Bridges. They've promised attendees music, food, drinks and activities.

There will also be a design competition at 21c Museum Hotel, but this year the conference will be debuting their Handmade by Few market. It's designed as a "curated craft show" that will occur on Friday and Saturday of that weekend. The craft show will feature local Arkansan products including Sally Nixon, Kyya Chocolate and Big Bot Design.

In a press release, Few said, "In spite of its growth over the years, creativity has always been at the heart of Made by Few."

With the move to Bentonville, the conference for "makers of the web" hope to continue their success highlighting not only national digital pioneers but Arkansan ones as well.

If you want to attend from Oct. 26-29, you can purchase tickets on their website.


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