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Connecting with Strangers with Ankit Shah

So much of today's society focuses on what makes each of us different, what makes us special and unique. At some times this can be empowering, but in others it can create distance between us — diminishing community in favor of individuality. Ankit Shah will lead a discussion around what makes us the same and all attendees will have a chance to enjoy a few activities they can bring into their daily lives to more easily see this truth.

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Make Jewelry with Maggi Simpkins

Discover the art of wax carving and lost-wax casting, an ancient technique that dates back to over 5700 years ago. Each student will learn how to design and create their own ring! During this workshop we will focus on sculpting with 'beginner friendly' soft wax.  Students will  learn to use basic tools and techniques to design and create a custom ring out of wax.

Head Wrapping with Juliana Luna

A head wrap is a West African symbol of female power, beauty, essence and uniqueness. Using this ancient symbol, join Luna in creating a bridge between cultures, relationships, human and divine connection, feminine energy and intuitive guidance, tapping into inner power, the African way.


Create your Business Website with Peter Rubin

In this workshop for coaches, creatives, and passion-driven entrepreneurs, you will learn how to create a quick and awesome website for your business that gets you clients or customers.


How to Write Your First Book with Adam Poswolsky

Have you always wanted to write a book but never known where to start? This workshop will discuss strategies for overcoming your inner-critic, clarifying your message, committing to a regular writing practice, outlining your story, and developing a personal schedule for writing your first book.


Pricing Strategy with Kristen Berman

Kristen Berman from Irrational Labs will review why people are willing to pay sometimes and not other times. She'll discuss the psychology of money: How do your users view your pricing page? How could you design a pricing strategy that increases your product's perception of value? What are the key academic learnings from behavioral economics you should consider? This session will go beyond just decoys and dive deep into the general framing of your value proposition.


Zine Making with Amy Wibowo

Have you ever been intimidated by starting a project because you're worried that it won't come out perfect? Zines are perfect for you! The point of zines isn't to be perfect, they're meant to be raw, creative, unpolished, weird, and you. This workshop will cover the history of zines, zine formats and binding types, topic brainstorming, and a walk through of making your own zine!


Mindfulness 101 with Kim Nicol

Learn the basics of mindfulness, a super-power that can help you handle stress, negative self-talk, and distractions.  Discover how being mindful can naturally unlock your creativity, resilience, and focus, and make it easier to surf the highs and lows that come with following your passion project. In this workshop, you’ll get clear on what mindfulness is, and learn specific, sustainable practices you can start using immediately.

Brainhack Your Way to Success and Leave Resistance Behind with Katia Verresen


 In order to experience our pure potential, we need to overcome our limiting beliefs and any form of unconscious self-sabotage. Katia has coached top performers for the past 15 years, and what she teaches them is in order to reach our ambitious vision we need to scale our habits, our capabilities, our thinking and how we define ourselves, in other words we need to upgrade our internal operating system.  This workshop will cover proven change patterns and brain hacks so you can reach your goals and stop getting in your way now. 


Food Styling & Photography (Part 1) with Leen Al Zaben

Intro to food styling and photography. Learn the basics: how to use your camera to photograph food, learn about light and get a basic introduction to food styling. (Note: this is a Part 1 and 2 workshop during sessions 2 and 3).


Customer Discovery with Elliott Adams

In this workshop, we'll look at specific tactics for talking with customers. Learn how to better understand your customer's needs, save precious time and resources, and build a better product!


Painting a Single Canvas Using Your Whole Brain with Nima Veiseh

You are your own Canvas.  Most of our creative, professional and passion blocks are rooted in layers of obstructions in our own minds.  During our workshop, each participant will be given a canvas and a series of painting tools, and through successive iterations of painting, you will overcome your own doubts as a creative, and learn how identifying and overcoming obstructions in your thought process can make you a more efficient worker and creative individual.


The Secret Ingredient: Create the cookbook you've always dreamed of with Terry Romero

Join author Terry Hope Romero for a workshop that's not just about writing recipes, it's about using the cookbook as a medium to share with others your own highly personal yet lasting culinary narrative!


5 Steps to a Compelling Presentation with Lauren Weinstein

Successful speakers understand the power of authentic, memorable communication. This workshop will focus on the 5 essential elements of effective presentations: calm + confidence, a clear message, compelling language, strong vocals, and powerful body language. You will leave this workshop with tools and best practices for crafting and delivering a compelling message that will resonate with your audience.


Overcome Roadblocks with Design Thinking with Tracy DeLuca

You’ve got a passion project but keep hitting roadblocks along the way? Great, you are human! In this workshop, we’ll use the human-centered, creative problem solving process called Design Thinking to help you leap over hurdles and move towards your goals. Come prepared to share a current challenge and we’ll brainstorm strategies for overcoming it.

Building Your First Community with David Spinks

David, an expert at community building will lead you through exercises to build your first community, and give you tips and tools to make it successful. 

iPhone Photography with Omid Scheybani

Walk around the dogpatch neighborhood and learn from Omid the secret of great iPhone photography and get to snap your own photos.



Singing with Claire Gendler

Students will learn the fundamentals of vocal and performance technique in a low-pressure, supportive group environment and will have the opportunity to work on a vocal piece of their choice and receive technical and artistic support and feedback. Perform your piece on Sunday of the conference too!


Rejection Challenge with Jia Jiang

In this workshop, Jia will share his story of how he overcame the fear of rejection and give practical lessons on how conquering your fear of rejection can lead to a more fearless and meaningful life. He'll guide you through your own rejection attempts and give real time feedback for attendees so you can learn how to position yourself for more yesses, become a better negotiator and not be afraid of asking for what you want in life.


Food Styling & Photography (Part 2) with Leen Al Zaben

Intro to food styling and photography. Learn the basics: how to use your camera to photograph food, learn about light and get a basic introduction to food styling. (Note: this is a Part 1 and 2 workshop during sessions 2 and 3).


Music Writing with Dan Mascola

Learn to write a song about anything with Dan.  He can help you get started on writing music on a variety of topics from a love song to a song about a sea slug and a silly blind duck. You never know what may inspire you.


Launch Your Kickstarter with Terry Romero

Join Kickstarter’s Outreach Lead Terry Hope Romero for a workshop to learn the ins and outs of developing a successful Kickstarter campaign.


Street Photography with Dijon Bowden

Street photography is an amazing way to see the world in a different light. When you go out on the streets to take pictures your senses become heightened because everything is potential art. This class is for anyone who wants to develop their photography skills while exploring their city and getting to know it and it's residents on a deeper level.

Starting a Food Brand with Jordan Schuster

Explore the elements of building brands that take on a life of their own. What gives a brand the ability to leave an impression and an impact upon its patrons? What can we do to make your brand compelling and unforgettable while also scalable? In this workshop we will discuss existing brands and how to reverse-engineer their assets for your own success.


Introduction to Watercolor with Lindsay Norman

If you've ever wanted to try watercolor, this class is for you! We'll explore color mixing, texture, and how to avoid the most common mistakes made in watercolor. After going over the fundamentals we'll create 2 small paintings that will show off your new skill. With the holiday season just around the corner, it'll be perfect timing for you to learn this whimsical art form.

Build your Website with Squarespace hosted by Squarespace

Learn how to build your own Squarespace website with the experts themselves. Join our sponsors hosting this interactive workshop where you will walk away with a website of your own.