An event for high school students who want to explore

creative careers and college programs

The event has been postponed.  A new date will be announced

Cre8path is an afternoon event for high school students (and their parents) who want to explore creative careers and college programs, helping you to envision a potential path to success. Produced by the team behind the Portland Creative Conference (Cre8con).

What to Expect

Hear from Inspirational Creative Professionals

The event will start with presentations from four high-achieving creative professionals who will take you on a 15-minute journey of their successful creative career starting from high school.*

Discover Creative College Programs

After the presentations, several regional college program representatives from various creative studies programs will be there to talk about their programs and answer questions.*

Bring Friends and Meet Like-Minded Peers

Bring your friends and discuss your creative dreams, Meet fellow creative-minded students from other schools.  Network with college representatives and our speakers.


Thank you to these organizations for helping make this event possible:

Keeping the Arts
Non-Profit Fiscal Sponsor
Portland Creative Conference

In-Kind Sponsors

These companies have provided products or services at no cost or at a discounted rate to support our non-profit fundraising efforts.  Thank you!


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?

High school students age 14 years or older, as well as the parents of students. Teachers welcome.

How is the money used?

This event is a volunteer-driven, non-profit event from Keeping the Arts (KTA), an Oregon-based 501(c)3 non-profit that grants financial support to various K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.  To-date KTA has granted over $118,000 to such programs (see list of grants here).



Ziba Design Auditorium
810 NW Marshall Street
Portland, OR 97209

Doors open at 1:30 PM for check-in & networking. Program starts at 2:00 PM



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Cre8path is produced by the same team that produces the Portland Creative Conference.  The non-profit fiscal sponsor of both events is Keeping the Arts, an Oregon-based 501(c)3 that provides financial support to K-12 arts education.

* Speakers and college programs subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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