We're Heading to SXSW: Here's What to Expect!

C & C squad! After an amazing conference in Dallas and an inaugural pop-up at SXSW last year, we decided to make it official. Even if it's long distance, we can't get enough of Texas. 

SO! We’re officially popping up on March 12th during SXSW Interactive at the above 1102 East Austin venue. It will be a a gorgeous RSVP and free (!!) version of the C & C you already love: panels, speakers, and of, course cocktail hour. See the lineup here

Couple of VIP FAQs: This is a first come first serve event and we advise getting there early to guarantee entry. We're gonna repeat that: We WILL hit capacity, so arrive on the early side and nab your spot! 

SXSW badge holders and VIPs will receive priority access, but you still need to RSVP. Everyone needs to bring a government issued form of ID. 

HOW TO GET HERE!! V. important: Austin does not current offer Uber or Lyft, but you won't be left stranded. There are plenty of other ride sharing apps. Ride Austin is a ride sharing non-profit that's easy to use and gives you the option to round up your fare and donate to a local charity of your choosing. Fasten is another service offered by the city that takes less than $1 per ride from the driver, putting money in the pockets of the person shuttling you around. 

On to the fun stuff. Here is a run-down of the day!

1. POWER BREAKFAST with Noosa Yoghurt

Early birds get the worm. SXSW is one of our only RSVP events of the year. But it's on a first come first serve basis. Which is why we're serving up breakfast with Noosa. To get you fueled. Meet fellow attendees. And get ready for the day we have planned. It's called a power breakfast for a reason. 

2. PHOTO BOOTH SHENANIGANS with TechStyle

Grab a fellow Create & Cultivator and snap a photo in booth. Who knows? You might be documenting the beginning of a beautiful business partnership. 

photo credit: Jessica Bordner Photography 

photo credit: Jessica Bordner Photography 

3. LIVESTRONG.COM JUICE BAR

Stay hydrated and healthy throughout the day. You want to be able to listen attentively to what our speakers have to stay. Live strong.com knows that a healthy body=healthy brain=boss business moves. 

4. LA CROIX BAR  

Speaking of hydrated, there's nothing better than cracking open a cold La Croix to quench your thirst. Which is why the La Croix Bar will be waiting for you on site. Fizzy satisfaction awaits. 

4. A LISTENING PARTY with NPR's Generation Listen

A glimpse into NPR from the Millennial lens, we will be hosting a listening session and interactive discussion from the conference about women in tech with Alina Selyukh. If you've always wanted to be a part of NPR, here's your chance. Bring your A-game opinions. 

5. "MANICAB" with Kendra Scott in THE VIP LOUNGE 

If you're a VIP guest, take a moment to nab a nail treatment on Kendra Scott who always wants you to look and feel your best. Sometimes putting your best face forward means getting your nails done.

6. BODY & BALANCE BAR with Nubian Heritage

Balance is important to everyone, including Nubian Heritage. Stop by their booth onsite and get your chi right. Word on the SXSW street is that they'll have a reiki master sharing technique for relaxation and stress reduction. 

7. FLORAL BRAIDING with UrbanStems 

The floral whisperers at UrbanStems will have hair stylists on hand to create unique floral braids, incorporating flowers in to the hair styles for attendees. Which will be perfect for when you decide to snap a photo against their greenery filled living wall and photo booth area.

photo credit: Jessica Bordner Photography 

photo credit: Jessica Bordner Photography 

8. GO DADDY COFFEE BAR 

#CreateCultivateSXSW is a jam-packed day. And Go Daddy wants to keep you going (and going), by making sure you're properly caffeinated. Whether you drink it black, with cream, or like a lump of sugar in your java, they want you to get after it. One cup at a time.

9. RICHER POORER "BASICS" SHOP 

The Richer Poorer bosses behind "inner wear" are bringing their basics to Austin. But there is nothing basic about their tees, bralettes, and socks. Shop their goods and then never change your shirt again. 

10. PERUSE POWER GEMSTONES with GORJANA  

Whose got the power? Gorjana does. The Cali-based jewelry company will be showcasing their power gemstones. With options to bring abundance, energy, and luck, you'll leave feeling better and more invigorated than ever.  

11. BOOK SIGNING & GIVEAWAY with BABY BOY BAKERY 

Jacqui Saldana-Baby of Baby Boy Bakery will be joining Inked Brands on site for a book signing and giveaway. Don't miss your chance to nab a signed copy of her soon-to-be release baby book. 

12. DIY with BRIT + CO

If you want to get a little crafty, Brit + Co will be stamping gold plate necklaces at their pop-up. 

13. POWER NAP with it bed 

If you're thinking the secret to being an "it" girl is in the "it" bed, take a moment during the day and power nap on the bed that has the ability to talk to your apps. Yes, that's a thing. A beautiful thing. 

14. COME ON GET HAPPY!

What's SXSW without a cocktail or two? Crown Royal will be serving cocktails and wine all day, but we officially kickoff Happy Hour at 7:30pm. You'll be full of knowledge and full of inspiration. To that we say bottoms up. 

15. NIBBLE ON BITES from HORMEL

It's a long day and we don't want you taking down cocktails on an empty stomach. So make sure to nibble on charcuterie from Hormel. Pairs well with your career.   

Joining us at SXSW this year? What are you most looking forward to? Share in the comments below!

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