Welcome to

Unite & Rebel,
 a creative conference focused on innovation, risk-taking and team building in media hosted by the Society for News Design. Join us April 19–21 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Our theme:Charlotte's revolutionary roots inspired our theme. Late in the Revolutionary War, British General Charles Cornwallis encountered sharpshooting American soldiers during the 1780 Battles of Charlotte and Kings Mountain. In a report back to the crown, he called Charlotte “a hornet’s nest of rebellion” as the British suffered defeat at the hands of George Washington.

History makes it easy to dismiss rebellion as damaging and painful — a thing to be avoided at all costs. But some of the most important movements and innovations the world has ever known have come from brave, thoughtful acts of rebellion. The 39th annual workshop and exhibition will be a space for thoughtful creatives and media experts to unite and rebel against the forces holding us back. Will you join us?

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The Society for News Design is an international organization for visual communicators who create digital and print publications or products. Our community members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data and write code.

Photo by James Willamor

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About the Workshop

  • Registration: Cost for the workshop is $595 for professionals and $270 for students.
  • Hotel: The host hotel for Unite + Rebel is the Sheraton Charlotte located in Uptown. Take advantage of our discounted room rate of $179, extended three nights before and after the event.
  • Transportation: We recommend taking a cab (about $20-25) or an Uber ($12-19) from the airport to the workshop hotel. A rental car isn’t necessary, unless you are planning extra-curricular activities before or after the workshop. Overnight parking is available at the Sheraton for $20 per day.