The Real Life Community Scholarship

When tickets for the Real Life Conference went on sale, we added a 'donate' button - so attendees could support a scholarship. To date, over $600 has been donated! In that giving spirit, one of our community members (who wishes to remain anonymous) donated the value of a FULL ticket. Thanks to the collaborative spirit of this community, we are delighted to provide a scholarship that includes both a conference ticket and $600 to put towards accommodation.

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Callandra Caufield
My Life in Puerto Rico

"There is no way I could sum up my story of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in a short blog post. I’ve been telling my story over and over, to different people I have met since the storm, Each time with more attempts at cheer as I try to wrap things up neatly and cleanly. As if by telling the story perfectly to someone else I would be better able to make sense of it myself, but the truth is that so much of the story is a complete mess." - Frances Davis Furr, 14 year Puerto Rico resident

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Mary Moore
People, Not Subjects

"I never think of the person on the other side of the camera as a subject. That, for me, is the first step. The language that we use to name the people that we work with and document is a critical one. So anything we do to dehumanize is the wrong path." - Lynn Johnson

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Mary Moore
Sneak Peek

We have a bold desire to build community and be a healthy inclusive conference experience for every attendee. This is why we have put so much care and attention into our programming, events and really ever detail. Over the past few months we've been busily working, but with Early Bird pricing closing tomorrow, now is the time for us to give you a sneak peek.

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Callandra Caufield
Remaining Present

In Jenn’a interview with Erika they discuss finding meaning in your work, how to remain present in your work, and how to disconnect as you start the culling process.

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Mary Moore
Finding Your Niche

“Too many of us are concerned with making pretty pictures, and not with the messiness that makes photographs that really speak to people" - Oriana Koren

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Mary Moore
Achieving Financial Freedom

“I think we creatives need to revolutionize our relationship with money. I’m a planner by nature.  My idea of fun really is Netflix, a weighted blanket and spreadsheets!” - Charmi Patel Peña

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Mary Moore
Taking a Leap

“So often, we hear phrases such as "chase your dreams" or "just go for it" when people encourage us to pursue our passions on a full-time basis. I absolutely believe in chasing your dreams, but I've watched many people make this huge decision without adequate planning.” - Kelly Rehnberg

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Mary Moore
Canmore

There are those places in the world that are so remarkable, you know you’ll visit again and again, if only in your imagination. They bring a sense of awe, joy, and contentment that is so tangible you could almost hold it in your hands. We host the Real Life Conference in one of those places.

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Callandra Caufield