a CONFERENCE for
BUSINESS OWNERS, CREATIVES,
+ ENTREPRENEURS

What

The Being Boss Conference is a 2.5 day conference for business owners, creatives, and entrepreneurs filled with speaker sessions, panels, live podcast recordings, cocktail parties, and more. For example, a parade!

This epic boss event will begin with an afternoon happy hour registration party where you will meet fellow bosses, connect IRL, and get the dish for the days to come.

Then, you’ll find your groove in an expert-led, hands-on creative workshop, where you can flex that right brain and add an amazing new skill to your toolbelt.

On days 2 + 3, we get down to business, with keynote speakers, live podcast recordings, and breakout sessions that will help you be boss!

Then we’ll wrap it all up with a boss celebration, because you are awesome – you show up and do the work! And a proper boss celebration isn’t just a party, it’s a festival of glitter, suspenders, wigs, and wings as we are escorted through the streets of the French Quarter with a brass band in our own Boss Parade!

Our Theme This Year:

Make Time to Shine

Our content will be focused on the biggest struggles bosses face:
time management and marketing.

When:

April 19-21, 2020

Location:

Laurenia
234 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Hotel room block available at The Troubadour

Who

The Being Boss Conference is designed and curated with business owners, creatives, and entrepreneurs in mind. If you identify and want to connect with a community of fun-loving, badass business bosses, learn more about what it means to show up and do the work to make money doing work you love, and explore the magic of New Orleans, then this conference is for you!

Whether you’re a total baby boss or have years of your entrepreneurial journey under your belt, this conference is here to help you rise to the next boss level!

Also, let’s make this clear: all genders, races, religions, and cultures are welcome. LGTBQ+ friendly. Diversity-focused. We believe that anyone can be boss.

(Though, this conference isn’t strictly family-friendly. We drink and curse, like good little sailors, so ages 18+ are preferred.)

Also, accessible to the hearing impaired.

OUR SPONSORS

The Line-Up

hosted + live podcasting by

Emily Thompson

OF BEING BOSS
host + podcaster

Kathleen Shannon

OF BEING BOSS
host + podcaster

speakers, teachers, + panelists

TBD

OF TBA
live podcast guest + panelist

Tara McMullin

FOUNDER OF WHAT WORKS
keynote + panelist

Mike Michalowicz

AUTHOR OF CLOCKWORK + PROFIT FIRST
keynote + panelist

Autumn Witt-Boyd

LAWYER + CEO
panelist + VIP coach

Erica Courdae

ENTREPRENEUR + COACH
panelist

Kelley Knight

FOUNDER OF MODERN MYSTIC
panelist

Tara Street

CO-FOUNDER OF BRAID CREATIVE
panelist

Maia Toll

AUTHOR OF THE ILLUSTRATED HERBIARY
instructor + panelist

TBD

OF TBA
instructor + panelist

TBD

OF TBA
instructor + panelist

Matt Ragland

PODIA
panelist + rep

Tim Lee

FRESHBOOKS
panelist + rep

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General Admission

$650

Receive General Admission to the Being Boss Conference.


Opening Happy Hour Party
Meet new and old boss friends as we kick off with happy!


Creative Workshop
Flex that creative muscle and learn something new in an expert-led creative workshop.


Keynote Sessions
Soak up illuminating presentations from industry experts.


Panel Presentations
Listen in on conversations from next-level bosses on what it takes to run a business.


Being Boss LIVE!
Attend 2 live podcastings with Emily, Kathleen, and a guest.


Boss PARADE + Celebration
Dust off your sequins and celebrate YOU in our closing celebration and NOLA parade!

Boss Vip

$1150

Receive admission to the Being Boss Conference, plus…


VIP Lunch
Join Emily + Kathleen for a VIP lunch featuring boss chats and NOLA cuisine.


:10 to Being Boss
Live Coaching Sessions

Get next-level support for your business in lightning-round coaching with experts.


New Orleans Headshots
Spruce up your personal brand with our favorite kinds of headshots – #NOLAvibes.


VIP Registration + Check-In
Enter like a boss with priority registration and check-in.


Reserved Seating
Access reserved, front-row seating in each session.


VIP SWAG
We pride ourselves on curating the most boss SWAG bags. VIP’s will be next level.

THE AGENDA

This agenda is tentative and is subject to change without notice. A final, full agenda will be announced in early April.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

1:30 – 5:00pm
Registration
Check in for the conference

2:00 – 5:00pm
Opening Reception + Maker Market
Gather and mingle with your fellow bosses, meet the speakers, and shop the maker market.

3:00 – 5:00pm
Creative Workshops
Scoot away from the Opening Receiption to take part in 1 of 3 creative workshops with your new boss friends.

8:00 – 9:00pm
#BeingBossCommunity Social
Are you a member of the Being Boss Community? Join us for a special social hour to connect with the boss behind the screen.

MONDAY, APRIL 20

9:30am – 12:00pm
Main Stage Keynote + Live Podcast Recording
Kick off the morning with a motivational and actionable presentation from our keynote presenter, followed by a lively and engaging live podcast recording with Emily, Kathleen, and their guest of honor.

12:00 – 1:30pm
Lunch Break
Head downstairs into the food court or out into the city to grab lunch with a brood of bosses.

1:30 – 4:30pm
Panels + Breakout Sessions
Join the conversation as we break into panels and special Q+A sessions to dive into topic around time-management and marketing.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

8:30 – 9:15am
VIP Meet + Greet with Mike Michalowicz
Attend an exclusive meet + greet and book signing with keynote presenter and author Mike Michalowicz, for VIP ticket holders only.

9:30 – 12:00pm
Mainstage Keynote + Panel
Dive into day 2 with a keynote presentation and an engaging panel that will help you run a more efficient business.

12:00 – 1:30pm
Lunch Break
Head downstairs into the food court or out into the city to grab lunch with a brood of bosses.

1:30 – 2:30pm
Panels + Breakout Sessions
Join the conversation as wek break into panels and speciaal Q+A sessions to dive into topic around time-management and marketing.

2:30 – 3:30pm
Main Stage Live Podcast Recording
Wind down the content with a lively and engaging live podcast recording with Emily + Kathleen

7:00 – 9:00pm
Closing Party + Boss Parade
Come and celebrate just how boss you are with a fabulous themeed party on the world-renowed Frenchman Street, followed by a Boss Parade through the streets of the French Quarter to close out this epic event.

FAQ

Where should I stay?

We’ve secured a limited room block at The Troubadour, located right next door to our conference venue, Laurenia. Once you register, we’ll send you info to book your room, along with some recommendations for other nearby hotels.

If you’d like to opt for staying in the French Quarter at a hotel of your choosing, the conference venue is just a few blocks from the French Quarter and is well within walking distance.

Is there a room block?

Yes! – at The Troubadour, next door to the venue, for April 19-22. Once you register, we’ll send you info to book your room. These rooms are limited, so book early!

How can I connect with fellow attendees/find a roommate?

The best way to connect with fellow bosses attending the conference is in our Being Boss Community. In that space there is a private group specifically for attendees where you can connect, chat, and make plans.

What is the closest airport?

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is 11 miles west of downtown New Orleans.

What’s your refund policy?

We offer no refunds. However, we’re happy to transfer your ticket to a buyer that you find up to two weeks before the event. Please email events@beingboss.club with your transfer details.

What is the schedule? Who’s speaking?

We will release speakers in a couple of rounds leading up to the event, as well as schedule details. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive updates before you purchase. All attendees are automatically added to our list to receive updates.

When is the best time to arrive/depart?

We recommend that you arrive no later than late morning on Sunday, 4/19 and leave no earlier than morning on Wednesday, 4/22.

How do I become a sponsor?

If you think your company would make a great partner for this event, email us at events@beingboss.club

What is your inclusion policy?

If you like our vibe, then you’re in, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, culture, etc. We’re dedicated to creating a safe place for all who desire to be boss in work and life, cultivating a vibrant community of people of all kinds, and honor the value that diversity brings to the worlds of creativity and business.

Along those lines, we have zero tolerance for hate, and we will kick your ass out in a second if you make our safe place not safe – for anyone. Don’t make us take off our earrings.