We’re officially two and a half weeks out from Create & Cultivate DTLA, and we can’t contain our excitement! As we get closer to May 7th, we want to make sure you’re set for the big day, as this is our biggest Create & Cultivate yet! So here are the 7 ways to make sure you’re prepped and ready to make the best out of your Create & Cultivate experience next month.
PACK THE ESSENTIALS
You don’t need to load up a giant backpack for Saturday, but you do need to make sure to pack the bare necessities. That includes: a government issued photo ID (you will not be allowed entrance without one), your badge (if it was sent to you), a portable charger, camera, comfortable shoes, business cards, and an eager mind! You don’t have to worry about bringing a pen or notebook, we’ve got you covered. And snacks? We’ve got tons waiting for you when you arrive. Including gluten-free options.
CREATE YOUR C & C DTLA SQUAD
We’re so excited to have partnered with our friends at WeWork for this year’s Attendee Happy Hour. To make sure you make the best out of your entire Create & Cultivate experience, don't skip out on this event on May 6th at WeWork Gas Tower in Downtown LA. This is your chance to network, sip, and mingle with other attendees before the conference. If you are rolling to town solo (shoutout to attendees traveling from out of state), or want to grow your network for the conference, here’s the opportunity to create your C & C squad or meet your next business partner.
Beer, wine, light snacks, and valet will be provided, so make the most of this awesome networking opportunity before the conference. Bring your business cards and a strong handshake.
VALET + PARKING
If you are a VIP ticket holder, you have complimentary valet parking thanks to our friends at Luxe. Be on the lookout for an email from us to give you more information on how you can redeem your free valet parking from Luxe.
If you are a GA ticket holder, we have three different parking close to the venue that has all-day parking for $10. Click here to see the map of available lots that are reserved exclusively for Create & Cultivate attendees. Be sure to bring cash and read the parking signs!
PICK YOUR MENTORS NOW
If you’re a VIP ticket holder, make sure that you have selected your mentors.
As a VIP ticket holder, one of your perks is your choice of mentor, so don’t miss out on tailoring your C & C experience to your business needs and goals. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with our amazing mentor lineup, click here to get to know all about them.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BREAK
We have so much in store for you during the break. From visiting the beauty loft for your complimentary treatment, checking out the sunset on the rooftop, grabbing some ice cream courtesy of our friends at Coolhaus, juice from Pressed Juicery, and cupcakes from Sprinkles, you deserve it all. Rolling Greens is doing a succulent workshop. Shopstyle is holding monetization workshops for those of you looking to capitalize on your content. The RealReal will be playing a game called "Real or Faux." Count us in. Bar III Clothing is doing something special (!!)l with Paola from Blank Itinerary. Put it on yours. Who What Wear's Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power will be signing copies of their brand new book, "The Career Code," for the first 100 attendees that stop by the booth. It's first come, first serve-- and they are going to go fast.
Be sure to get glammed up by either TopShop Beauty, Honest Beauty, or BeGlammed.
You'll also be receiving an activity card on site. It's sort of like C&C Bingo. Here's how it works: visit every pop-up on site, get the sponsors to punch your card to show you've visited their activation, and then turn your card in to our C&C pop-up. You'll be automatically entered to win a trip to our next Create & Cultivate conference! Don't forget to put your name and email on the paper. We'll be announcing the winner before the end of day.
SHARE ON SOCIAL!
Each corner of Create & Cultivate DTLA is filled with amazing photo opps, so take tons of photos and share them on social! We love seeing all of your photos, and even #regram some of our favorites. So bring your camera, your photographer's eye, and take tons of amazing photos. Don't forget to #CreateCultivateDTLA so we can see your shots.
(Hint: It's also a great way to connect with people post-conference. Scroll the hashtag, see who was there, and slide into those DMs.)
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
To make the most of the conference, you have to step out of our comfort zone; network with speakers, mentors, and attendees. It's the C&C way.
Start by setting some goals: Raising your hand and asking a question at the end of at least one panel, giving away all the business cards you came with, and/or leaving with as many business cards as you gave away. If you see yourself someday working with one of the brands at our pop-ups, feel free to introduce yourself and exchange info.
There are so many people to meet, and who knows - maybe your next career opportunity is waiting for you right at Create & Cultivate DTLA.
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