Sneak Peek

Learn more about Real Life Conference 2018

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 every 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. If you like what you see, get your ticket!

Early Bird pricing closes May 31st at 11:59 PM



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Charmi Patel Peña

Nikon Ambassador, award winning photographer, activist.

Charmi is going to present a no bullshit talk on the myth of balance, and the reality of self care.

Expect: to be uplifted

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Nancy Borowick

Humanitarian Photographer, Author, widely published photojournalist

Nancy is going to share her experience documenting her parents simultaneous cancer treatments, and the healing process of creating & publishing a book with those memories. 

Expect: to be deeply moved





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Tash Haynes

Photographer, Community leader, founder of the Blink conference & mentorship program and founder of "and her' a leadership program for girls. 

Tash is going to leave you re-energized, refreshed and ready to take on the world as you leave the conference. 

Expect : to be inspired

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Tenille Campbell

Photographer, Poet, co-creator of Tea & Bannock Blog, & Indigenous Literature PhD student

Tenille is going guide us through the importance of perspective, and use imagery to show us how indigenous women walk through life. 

Expect: to be educated,with laughter & joy


Kristi Odom

Award winning Nature and Wedding Photographer, Nikon Ambassador, Motivational Speaker

From conceptualizing a project to fundraising, this Kristi will give you the tools to get started shooting work that deeply inspires you and creates change.

Expect: Encouragement with a good dose of how-to .


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Kiana Hayeri

Ted Fellow, widely published photojournalist, nomad. 

Kiana is going show you how she humanizes the 'other' through her photography work. 

Expect: to have your mind opened

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Courtney Zerizef

Financial Consultant, Founder of Homeroom for Creatives, MBA graduate

Courtney is going to get real about finances, and leave you with practical tools to be in control of your money. 

Expect : practical financial tools you can implement



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Kari Herer

Kari Herer

Professional Photographer, Artist, Collaborator

Kari is going to share the story of her less than traditional part as a professional photographer, and dig into the importance of finding a mentor. 

Expect: to learn from an alternative thinker


A few more reasons to join us November 6-8 ...








Healthy Food.


Comfy Wardrobe.


Closing Party.




No Bullshit.

Banner photos by Jenn Nauss of Cooked Photography

Callandra Caufield