Whew! What a whirlwind of a week since we last caught up here. As I mentioned then, Monica and I headed up to New York City last Thursday night to attend the Create + Cultivate Conference in NYC. I’ll share a little bit more about how we spent our very rainy Cinco de Mayo soon, but today I wanted to recap the C+C Conference and share my amazing experience there last Friday night and Saturday.
It’s been a personal goal of mine since last August to start attending more conferences that support my side hustles and creativity, and so I am proud to see that dream come to fruition and hope I can find a few more to fill this side of my soul.
Before we dive in to the good stuff, I wanted to answer the FAQs I’ve been getting about the conference:
- ANYONE can attend! You don’t have to be a blogger, entrepreneur, small business owner, designer, what have you. Anyone can sign up—and I think anyone would get a lot out of it!
- The Conference isn’t always held in NYC. In 2016, they popped up in LA, Atlanta, and Dallas, and in 2015, it was held in Chicago. They announcing their next city and 2017 date soon. Secretly—or not so—I’m hoping for DC. You can sign up to be notified when the next city and date are announced on C+C website.
- The conference lasts one day. It’s a long day—12 hours—but so worth it. There was a kickoff happy hour the Friday night before, and I’d say about a third of attendees were there.
- Each conference has two tracks and panels and mentor sessions for each track run simultaneously. At the NYC Conference, Track One—my track—was geared towards influencers and content creators and Track Two was geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners.
- General Admission tickets are $350, which is what Monica and I opted for. For about $700, you can become a VIP and select your own track, have access to VIP-only areas and food, and receive an upgraded gift bag. If you opt for General Admission they assign you a track based on a short profile you fill out. Candidly, I don’t think it’s worth the money to opt for VIP since it’s pretty easy to bounce between tracks if you want to—and the perks didn’t seem worth double the money.
Now that we’re got the housekeeping and basic details out of the way, I wanted to take you inside my day at C+C!Read More