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.


April 19-21, 2020


234 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112


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.

The Line-Up

hosted + live podcasting by

Emily Thompson

co-host of Being Boss
owner of Almanac Supply Co.

Kathleen Shannon

co-host of Being Boss
co-owner of Braid Creative

speakers, teachers, + panelists


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General Admission


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


Receive admission to the Being Boss Conference, plus…

VIP Dinner
Join Emily + Kathleen for a VIP dinner 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.

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


Where should I stay?

If you’re reading this, we haven’t finalized our venue just yet, but we will very soon! Once our venue is finalized, we will send out recommendations for accommodations.

Is there a room block?

There will be! We will let you know as soon as it’s available.

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.

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.