I’ve been mentioning Pursuit Creative Conference casually around here but now the project has finally gotten to a point where I have some pretty exciting news, so I want to share how it all got started!
After running Made In Mind together for a while, Kristy and I started thinking about what would come next. The idea of a conference came up and I remembered that another local designer, Justin Shiels was thinking about the same thing. We reached out to him and immediately decided to go for it!
Since we didn’t want to use either of our brands, we had to start from the beginning – coming up with a name, logo, website, bank account (on and on) all before we could even start thinking about the actual conference. But after 6 months of planning, our trio team is making some serious headway. We now have a conference date, venue, a crew of volunteers, have launched our Kickstarter campaign (which is how we are selling tickets) and are finalizing our speaker list this month!
The whole point is to provide creative entrepreneurs the tools and insights they need to either jump start their business or continue growing their venture. It will be a day full of speakers, panelists, collaborating and hashing out new ideas.
Whether you run your mini empire outside of regular office hours, have a home studio or set-up shop at your kitchen table… The Pursuit Creative Conference revolves around supporting your unique needs and your unconventional ventures.
Growing your business to a sustainable level is tough and often frustrating. There are so many things that you should do and it’s hard to find clarity and focus on what matters. While it’s easy to get pulled in a million directions, it’s also hard to find traction.
We want to provide the business tools for you to thrive in addition to the support of camaraderie. We want to create something that is bigger than our individual business… Pursuit is about Community. We are so thrilled about our progress so far, here are some of our exciting updates and ways for you to get involved:
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
We are currently inviting proposals from creative entrepreneurs, visual artists, illustrators, designers, photographers, bloggers, coaches, writers, and makers that have ditched the 9-5 and are making a living from their passion. Our attendees are looking to be inspired and to leave the conference with tangible next steps to help grow their creative businesses. We’d love for you to apply if you have an idea for a presentation or panel. The deadline is Monday, July 20 at 5:00pm central.
Pull up a chair and let’s talk shop. Join us for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, July 14th from 6-7 pm central. This conversation will revolve around Instagram and how to use the platform as a business tool. You can find us at @hellopursuit to dive in and follow the convo using the hashtag #PursuitChat. Never been part of a Twitter Chat before? No worries. It’s really simple and you can even attend in your pajamas. Sounds like fun? Mark your calendars and hop on Twitter to join in.
Have you been meaning to make a trip to New Orleans? Well this would be the perfect time! October is the best time to visit and we still have some pre-sale discounted tickets available!
Purchasing a ticket for the Pursuit Creative Conference is an investment in you + your business. Have you ever stepped into a room filled with others that share your same mission and facing the same highs and lows? It’s powerful.
Insights from our experienced speakers and panelists will leave you with a fresh perspective and reinvigorated you to take action. By connecting with our community of ambitious creative types, you’ll always have a crew to hold you accountable and will spark the motivation to take your business to the next level.
Want to get your business in front of awesome creative entrepreneurs? We have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $349–$5,000 including placement on our web site, ads in the conference program, logo & signage placement at the event, social media promotion and more! Get all the details through our Kickstarter campaign!
SPREAD THE WORD
If you know anything about Kickstarter, you’ll know that we have to meet our total goal in order to get any of the money and make this event happen. I’d love if you could help spread the word a little bit! We have a media page full of images to download and ready to go tweets!
You can’t make it to the conference, but you still want to support our ambitions to empower other creative entrepreneurs and make this conference a reality. We have some lower levels on Kickstarter where you can scoop up some cool swag!