With drizzly, grey skies still keeping spring at bay in Vancouver, it’s hard to believe the dog days of August are rapidly approaching – but they are, and with them will come an event we are very much looking forward to: The Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs.
The conference (which we’re calling CCE for short) is a 3-day long weekend (August 13-15) jam-packed with great speakers and sessions — and I’m not just saying that because we’re going to be speaking. Even if we weren’t, I’d consider traveling to Seattle to see the likes of Jenny Hart, Lisa Congdon, Cathie Fillian, and the amazing trio that put together Seattle’s Grassroots Business Association: Kristen Rask, Megan Reardon and Andrea Porter.
It’s aimed at designers, artists and crafters (or, as they put it, “handcrafted professionals” – which sounds much more sophisticated), and session themes range from small object photography, to guerrilla marketing, to online selling and the history of craft. And if you buy your ticket before June 1, you can pick up a 3-day pass for just $225. (Single-day passes are $125.)
Oh, and your ticket includes breakfast and lunch each day. How’s that for a good deal?
Emira and I will be leading a session on HR for the Self-Employed (AKA how to treat yourself like a valued employee), and I’m also teaming up with Kristen Rask to share some advice on how to get a lot done in a small amount of time. Plus, we’ll be signing books on Saturday night at Elliott Bay Books, hooray! (We love that store, and can’t wait to see their new location.)
Should be a great, great time. Who’s in?