The conference ‘vibe’
Take a minute to consider this conference differently. Yes, it has presenters. Yes, there's a projector, banquet chairs, and coffee breaks. Yes, it's in a hotel. But that's really where the conference similarities end.
This experience is going to CHANGE YOUR LIFE. It's a bold statement, but it's the truth. Imagine a big ole jumble of sisterly love, big scary truth inducing content, epiphanies, huge awe inspiring snow covered mountains, late night pour your heart out sessions with strangers who get you more than most of your friends, and an overwhelming sense of being in it together. Now let’s dig into it.
The theme : connection
This year we've created a conference theme, and will use it to guide much of the content and programming at the conference. This year we are going to focus on connection. Connection with your purpose, connection with your work, connection with other humans, connection with your environment.
We're still working with our speakers to develop specific content, but here's an idea of questions we hope to answer...
Creativity/Inspiration ... Where do ideas come from? What can you do when you feel like your work isn't growing? What processes do others use to feel inspired?
Business ... How can you make your photography business sustainable? What tools can you use in your business? How can you present your work in a saturated market?
Social Advocacy... How can you use your business & your work to serve others?
We believe a really important part of your experience is having time to unwind, let your hair loose a bit, and connect with other women attending.
Dine Around (Optional)
On the first night of the conference we invite you to join us for our opening night dine around. All you have to do is sign up and tell us a bit about the food you like. From there, we will create groups. Each group is led by one of our speakers or community leaders, and you'll learn all about your dining companions and dinner destination the first afternoon of the conference.
Late Night PJ Session
On the second day of the conference we host an evening PJ party session.
Final Night Party
We're all about surprises at the Real Life Conference, so we're not going to go into too much detail about the final night party.
More Details coming soon!
So, perhaps it's a bit odd that we have a whole heading devoted to food, but we spend a lot of time on this element, and it is part of the experience.
Healthy + Tasty
There's nothing like hitting that afternoon energy dip, and only having cookies and pop to pick you up. It's our goal to ensure that the food we feed you helps elevate your energy and drive your creativity. Don't worry, healthy can ( and will be) be delicious!
As part of the conference we've included snacks, beverages and two lunches. We don't want you having to wait in line at some sandwich shop on your lunch break, we want you to have time to connect with other women at the conference. We'll eat one lunch the hotel, and the other at an offsite location. The only meal you'll need to provide for yourself is breakfast. And good news, ALL of the rooms have full gourmet kitchens!
Allergies & Dietary Restrictions
If have you specific allergies or a dietary restriction, don't you worry. We work with people who can handle the no gluten, no dairy, nut free, vegetarian, vegan requests :-)