The Together Experience Conference | A Recap
Attending conferences was something that I put on my goals list for 2016 and I am so glad I did. Adding this goal to my goal list and accomplishing it helped me learn that conferences are so important for growing a successful creative business. There are countless networking opportunities, it gets you out of your comfort zone, it adds a lot to your business education, and it’s just down right FUN!
For this reason, I was more than excited to be attending The Together Experience in Portland, Oregon as a speaker! I knew that any conference would be important for my business, but I also knew that speaking at this conference would help me face my fears. I don’t love getting up in front of people. It’s not my most favorite thing. But, I didn’t want to let any fears hold me back.
And I am so glad I did! The conference was such a highlight to my year so far and I can’t wait to share some of my takeaways and highlights.
The surface stuff (these are just fun bonuses):
Riding in a Uber where Steph Curry has also been a passenger in the past. If this means nothing to you, I’m not sure what to say….jkjk. You’re fine. Maybeeee.
Staying in a gorgeous Airbnb.
Being in Portland, duh!
Tasting Salt & Straw dairy-free ice cream
Rooming with Kat Schmoyer
Hosting a pop-up shop
Talking about The Bachelor
The knee-deep goods:
Meeting attendees and learning about their businesses.
Late night chats with the ladies of Bixby + Pine (pure gold group of gals!).
Talking business strategy with some colleagues.
The real deal good stuff:
Sharing with the attendees about styling photography.
Leading a workshop about styling photography.
Multiple “ah-ha!” moments regarding new business adventures for Rachel Allene.
Personal growth and letting go of fears.
Learning how to manage stress when I'm tired.