What to Expect: C&C Chicago Conference 2018

August 3, 2018
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Hey C&C Chi-town squad! We are so excited to get the Chicago party at House of Vans started! There are so many amazing things coming your way, but before we get any closer to the big day, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to expect. Besides the jam-packed speaker lineup and beautiful greenery ambiance provided by Bloomscape, the day is full of Instagrammable moments, shopping, food and drinks, and tons of inspiration. Get ready! 

WeWork Attendee Happy Hour

If you’ve never been to a C&C Attendee Happy Hour the night before a conference, you are in for a treat. Please bring your badge, found inside your super-cute C&C box, or email confirmation for entrance. 

You’ll get to mix, mingle and network with fellow boss ladies and conferences attendees. Don’t forget to bring your business cards and snap some selfies with your new friends! 

WHEN: August 24th, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM

WHERE: WeWork, 20 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Eat Up

Breakfast:  Enjoy an assortment of breakfast items to start the morning off right, courtesy of Health-Ade kombucha.

Lunch: A delicious array of your favorite sweetgreen salads will be available to choose from during our lunch hour. 

Break: McDonald’s will provide craveable and delicious Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, World Famous Fries® and everyone’s favorite ice cream!

Mentor Power Hour

Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal, our Mentor Power Hour will allow attendees to connect with experts from different industries. Those looking for advice on launching or managing their businesses will get the 411 from experts in respective fields from this extensive hour of real-talk advice, information, and Q&A time. 

Pop-up Market

 

Stop by the McDonald’s pop-up office and speed pitch your business plan for a chance to win a $5,000 grant towards your business! A winner will be announced prior to our final keynote of the day. Pitching happens during breakfast, lunch, break and happy hour.

Are you an Old Skool type or a Checkerboard Slip-on kind of girl? Pop by the VANS pop-up to shop the latest and greatest from our amazing host. VIPS will receive an opportunity to customize their own pair!

Need a hand while you’re on-site? Look for the ladies decked out in all VANS gear & they’ll be able to help you out. 

Step inside a real-life wedding with WeddingWire through the day, their pop-up will transition from an inspo-worthy reception tablescape to the after-party to end all after parties. Take your wedding personality quiz, earn prizes, snap a polaroid and walk away ready for your big day!  

OGX

The OGX braiding and styling station will features vanities and top notch hairstylists who will be providing guests will dry hairstyling and product sampling throughout the day. 

Beauty touch-ups and product sampling from some of Nordstrom Beauty’s top-selling beauty brands plus a floral moment that will make you SWOON!

JCPenney will be hosting a one-stop shop for the business girl on the go. Try on a new fall jacket, update your professional headshot and grab a customized desk nameplate before you go! It’s girl-power in the corner office!

Get your collagen fix at the Vital Proteins pop-up shop. Vital Proteins’ products are natural sources of protein, that provide nourishing collagen promote collagen production in our bodies, which we all need more of as we age. 

Pacifica Beauty wants to know what your superpower is! Stop by to partake in their celebration of crystal power and spin the prize wheel for a special gift. Holographic crystals go to those who take a snap at their “What’s Your Superpower” photo moment.

Are you the “the influencer”, “the collaborator” or “the heart” of your team? Find out at the Microsoft Teams pop-up! Snap a pic at the Microsoft photo booth, experience the interactive wall, and download Microsoft Teams for the chance to win a cool prize. 

Step into the visual world of Shopstyle and discuss monetizing your blog and social channels with their knowledgeable account managers. Learn more about their campaigns and exciting new opportunities to expand your influence. Don’t have a Shopstyle account yet? What are you waiting for?! Sign up with one of their team members on site at the event!

Stop by to get your hair braided by one of Sexy Hair’s “Knotty Bar” stylists and step out with a whole new look for the rest of your C&C Chicago experience

Need a cozy pit stop? Experience fall in Lake Michigan with Serena & Lily, by grabbing a spot around the bonfire and settling in for some s’mores and giveaways.

Stop by the RXBAR pop-up for a photo op with your new besties and grab your custom-made box of RXBARs on your way to the next big thing.

Find out your negotiator style at the LUNA pop-up.  Are you a peacekeeper, mix-master or prizefighter? Walk away with a pin that fits your style.

Brows in need of a touch-up? Check in at the Mary Kay Brow Bar for an “eye-opening” session with global makeup ambassador, Luis Casco.

#FollowYourGut to the Health-Ade pop-up and get inspired with some dream office goals, while sipping your favorite flavor of best-tasting kombucha around.

Dyson is a company founded on innovation. In our hair laboratories, we invented methods of testing to combat real-world hair problems like loss of natural shine, lack of smoothness and extreme heat damage. Stop by Dyson’s Hair Lab to discover how to maintain your hair every day. Enjoy touch-ups with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and get expert styling advice, and then strike a pose in front of the Dyson shimmer wall.

Think you’ve got great style? So do we! So much so in fact, that we think you should consider becoming a personal stylist. Stop by the cabi suite for a complimentary styling session. Learn all about cabi’s unique career opportunity that lets you be the boss, call your own shots…and look absolutely fabulous doing it! We know you’ll love your look, so you can order one piece from cabi’s Fall 2018 Collection after your session, on the house. Spots are limited, and by appointment only—RSVP here.

Don’t compromise your beauty routine. Sample some of Biossance’s best-selling products IRL and get glowed up before the day is over. 

Today’s the day for #YourBestHair, which means you ought to make time to try out Living Proof’s brand new Perfect Hair Day Body Builder. Living Proof’s styling consultants will be there to show you just how to create customizable body with the twist of a nozzle (it’s never been so simple!) And because customization is everything, you’ll also want to get in line and snag your own personalized, embroidered clutch.

Say “oui” to DIY! Sample some delicious French-inspired Yoplait yogurt and get crafty with their glass pots to make some new home decor à la The Oui Atelier.

Drink up and get your IG content while sipping everyone’s favorite cans of fizz, made to order by their very own LA Croix mixologist.

Embrace the future! Experience the Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid on display. Take advantage of the Volvo VIP viewing area for the best seat in the house.

Curious to know where your creativity will take you next? Get your tarot cards read and learn the best practices for creators, direct from the Pinterest team, themselves.

Create & Caffeinate all day long. Stay energized all day with endless coffee breaks from Stumptown.

Self Care ladies! Time to take care of yourself and sample some OLLY vitamins and snap cute pics with fellow attendees.

 

The Grub

Stay hydrated throughout the day with fresh juices courtesy of Harvest Juicery. 

Pair your drinks with treats from La Bodega, Barrio, and BomboBar.

JCPenney Happy Hour

Pre-game the last keynote of the day thanks to JCPenney. Fashion meets fine cocktails during our Chicago conference happy hour. Meet your fellow create & cultivators, speakers and mentors before Jennifer Hudson hits the stage.

VIP Perks

If you snagged a VIP ticket, read below for details on all of the fun you’ll be getting throughout the day. 

During breakfast, head to the WorkParty Library Lounge to pick up your signed copy of WorkParty. Check your Welcome Box for your your special ticket to grab yours.

Use your VIP badge to experience an interactive VIP WeWork lounge and private glam stations. 

Pop by the VIP exclusive Chandon bar serving Chandon Aluminum and single-serving bottles filled with delicious Sweet Star, specially designed for the on-the-go lifestyle. Chandon Aluminum is light enough to pack for the park, beach or any other outdoor adventure you have planned. Complemented by floral notes, Chandon California Sweet Star is a blend of crisp Chardonnay and luscious Pinot Noir, resulting in a semi-sweet sparkling delight.

 

If you’ve ever been to a C&C, then you already know there will be tons of IG-worthy content. Get ahead of your timeline planning and get familiar with some of the Instagrammable moments you’ll find.

Find out why Vince Camuto wants the “The world at your feet.”  Snap a pic at their swoon-worthy photo moment. 

BIC® Soleil® razors know that 88% of women shave for themselves! Stop by the BIC® Soleil® razor booth to take a dip in the tub and share why you shave – you might even walk away with a special gift from BIC to celebrate #WhyIShave.

Plus, so many more photo-worthy moments brought to you by Create & Cultivate. We’ll keep you hanging on these though… 🙂

END OF DAY SURPRISE

At the end of the day, we’re dropping a *MAJOR* surprise announcement. We can’t share any details just yet so you’ll just have to wait and see. 

PRO TIPS

Things to Bring With You to C&C

Your badge & mentor cards! They will get you in and get you where you need to go! 

Make sure to plan ahead with all of the things you want to hit up day-of. It’s a day filled to the brim with activities, so coming with a game-plan is key.  

Also, in the spirit of good networking, make sure to pack extra business cards. You want to be able to hand them out throughout the day, so don’t shortchange yourself. 

Keep an eye out for your attendee welcome kit that should be coming in the mail! We are so excited for you to receive—and make sure to share it on social with us using #CreateCultivateCHI! 

Who’s ready!? Comment below to say hello to fellow attendees.

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