The Conference Essentials: What's In Our Bag?

It’s almost here! Create & Cultivate Dallas is going to be our biggest conference yet. If you’re prepping for the big day we wanted to share a sneak peak of what we bring—  in case you need a little packing help. 

Shoulder Bag/Backpack.

Make sure the purse you bring is big enough to hold your goods, but won’t weigh you down. Accounts Director Hope Evans says, “A cumbersome bag can actually get in your way more than you think. C & C is half listening half networking— and when you’re networking you want to be carrying something you don’t have to think about or track. The focus should be on relationship building, not lugging something to-and-fro.”

Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins.

It’s dry in Dallas in the winter and first impressions are crucial. A chapped lip is not your best look. The innovative and iconic Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins not only give you a natural, glossy shine, but also are clinically proven to help heal dry lips and give you moisture that lasts the day long. And C & C is a long day. Even C & C Founder Jaclyn Johnson makes sure to keep one in each of her handbags and at her desk.


There’s so much to do, see, and write-down. From scribbling down quotes from keynote speakers to sound biz advice, the notebook you take home might be chock-full of points that can take your brand to the next level. “You might think, ‘Oh, I’ll remember that,’” says Editorial Director Arianna Schioldager, “but there is so much good content, you should write down exactly what strikes you in a moment,.” (Pens are important too.) 

iPhone + Charger.

Social Director Priscilla Castro says, “This is not the time to forget your phone or run out of battery, and while you might think this never happens, it does. Double check your bag before you leave your hotel.” From adding new contacts to all the IG gold— like a sketch done by Paper Fashion’s Katie Rodgers at the Vaseline pop-up during the 4:30-5:30 break. And be sure to #creatcultivatedallas #VaselineLipTins

Instant Film Camera.

Everyone loves those little photos. Plus, if you meet someone you like, snap a shot, and write your number and email on the back. Not only will they go home with a snapped memory, but it’s like a personalized business card.