March 17, 2014
This past weekend I attended the 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo. Two keynote speakers each day, a large number of vendor tables to visit and many educational workshops. Much inspiration was to be found over these two days. I attended workshops on local arts organizations, social listening, online and real life networking, business success, and blogging. I learned a ton of new things, as well as a refresher on other things.
I ventured out of my comfort zone, going up to vendor tables and introducing myself. I also met a few fellow creatives in the workshops and even exchanged business cards. The taco lunch was fabulous, much to my surprise. They seemed to have thought of everything with an area of all different plugs to charge up mobile devices and tablets. It was all located within the beautiful architecture and ornate details of the Chicago Cultural Center.
It was a weekend full of inspiration and I left with my brain buzzing with all sorts of ideas, thoughts and plans that I can put to use in my own art business. Ways of creating goals, organizing thoughts, creating plans and tons of new resources.
The other great part of this event is they recorded all the workshops. In about a month, these recordings will be available online. I can listen to all the workshops I wasn't able to attend and leave with even more take aways. If you are interested, check it out at Chicago Artists Resource. The absolute best part of all - this event was free. I will defintely be attending again next year.
What events have you attended that knocked your socks off?
August 24, 2017
I just loved the workshop with Second City on telling your story, and it worked! I have a terrific new tagline!
Thanks for your comment, Melissa! It was fun & I agree with you! There’s so much to get out of them.
How fun! I love conventions and workshops; it is such a wonderful way to connect with people, start relationships, and do a lot of accelerated learning in a short amount of time. Thank you for sharing your experience Lisa :)
I’m looking forward to hearing the recording for that one. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Elaine!
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