Crop 2017 has come and gone. We're beyond proud to (for the second year in a row!) have had a sold out crowd full of amazing creatives. Again, new friendships were made, lessons were learned and skills were improved. Missed out? Don't worry. We're hard at work planning the Crop 2018 as we speak. In the meantime, sign up for our mailing list for exclusive details on Crop 2018 and follow us on Instagram to keep up with highlights throughout the year. Additionally, if you wanna be a part of the first ever Pop-Up Crop, go sign up for details here!


missed out on Crop 2017? below is a rundown of everything!

crop 2017 speaker lineup

We're beyond proud to have some of the top creatives in the industry joining us for 2017. Come enjoy stories, advice, inspiration, tips, tricks and much more. REGISTER HERE!

crop 2017 workshop lineup

Our 2017 workshop lineup is filled with speakers sure to impact real world practices, ways of thinking and add new skills to your design and creative workflow repertoire. 

About Thumbnails.jpg

Join our Crop Shops!

Have design goods, prints, shirts, stickers, pins & more? Want your organization to be a part of Crop 2017? Fill out the form below to apply. $150 per table. 


Invest in and support the Baton Rouge creative community! Be a sponsor and have your name in front of over 300 creatives and industry leaders.  


We're always looking for folks who want to lend a helping hand. If you'd like to sign up to be a volunteer and learn how you can help in 2017, fill out the form below!

about crop

Crop is a 2-day creative conference located in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana founded by Matt & Ariadne Dawson of Studio Gray. It's the first and only of its kind in the state. Crop consists of 1 full day of workshops, 1 full day of national speakers, 2 parties, a vendor area, live entertainment and more. In our very first year, we had a sold out crowd. Inspiration was everywhere, relationships were formed, friendships were forged, great food and great times were had. We're looking forward to doing it all over again in 2017!

Our 2017 Hosts

 Howard Hall Friday Host

Howard Hall
Friday Host

 Jason Craig Workshop Host

Jason Craig
Workshop Host


FRIDAY, April 21ST

Registration-Coffee 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Scotty Russell 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Under Consideration 10:45AM - 11:45AM
Tony Diaz 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Lunch 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Daniel Haire 2:30PM - 3:15PM
Morning Breath Inc. 3:15PM - 4:15PM
- 15 Minute Break -
Tad Carpenter 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Dinner (on your own) 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Wrap Party 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Thursday, April 20th

Registration 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Thomas Bros 9:45AM - 10:30AM
Ashlee Jones 10:30AM - 12:30PM
AltBR Podcast Lunch 12:30PM - 2:00PM
In-House Creatives 2:00PM - 2:45PM
Lincoln Design Co. 2:45PM - 4:45PM
- 45 Minute Break -
There Will Be Bleed 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Kickoff Party 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Food and select beer & cocktails will be provided by Crop during the kickoff party. Cash bar also available.



Join us Thursday, April 20th from 7pm - 10pm on the 4th Floor River Terrace of the Shaw Center for the Crop 2017 Kickoff Party!! We're proud to have the Forefathers Group as our guests of honor for a candid Q&A with host Howard Hall. Live screen printing with Industry Print Shop & live music from The Hitchhiker. Free food & select beer & cocktails will be provided. Admission for all General Admission & VIP registrants.


Join us Friday, April 21st from 7pm - 10pm at the brand new Driftwood Cask & Barrel in downtown Baton Rouge!! After an exciting couple of days being inspired, connecting and making new friends - come recap, relax and unwind at the Crop 2017 Wrap Party! More details soon.



Crop 2017 Workshops and Speakers will take place in the Shaw Center for the Arts. Thursday workshops will be held in the Hartley Vey Studio. Friday speakers will be in the Manship Theatre. 

 Photo Courtesy of

Photo Courtesy of


The Shaw Center for the Arts is located right on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. 6 floors of Arts & Entertainment & 2 outdoor terraces that overlook the Mighty Mississippi.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is our 2017 partner hotel and is literally steps away from the Shaw Center for the Arts, restaurants, coffee shops & bars. Crop attendees receive a special rate of $129/night with code CR7.