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:

 

The real deal good stuff:

  • Sharing with the attendees about styling photography.

  • Leading a workshop about styling photography.

  • Talking with Dannie and Kat about faith and politics and so much more.

  • 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.

If you have any questions about the event or my talk, I would love to talk more! You can contact me or hit me up on the 'gram!

Rachel Allene