Lately, I've seen workshops, e-courses, classes, conferences and camps popping up all over the country. It's no surprise to me that more and more people want to share what they know with others because I believe that most of us were put on this earth to do exactly that. And two (or several) people/brains are better than one, right?
The obvious reasons to participate/purchase/attend a class, course or conference are:
- Connections - whether you're attending an event in person or online, the connections you develop with others who attend, teach or speak are priceless.
- Inspiration - Sometimes inspiration comes from photographs, nature or music. Other times I find endless inspiration from others. Participating in a conference, course or camp gets you out of your own head and watching and experiencing others.
- Learn - I am proud of the fact I am an entrepreneur living my dream and I couldn't have done any of this without the help of courses or conferences. I have yet to attend a camp, but I have a feeling they help you learn new ways to pave your own path too.
So here are my favorite camps, courses and conferences (most I have yet to attend) that promise a bucket full of inspiration and education.
This year, I've attended 2 conferences and met dozens of creatives, speakers and leaders who were a part of them. Most of my business is based online, so the value of having face-to-face-shake-their-hand conversations with real people is priceless. I walked away with lasting impressions, business cards and the feeling I wasn't alone and that others want to connect too. Here are a few I have my eyes on and a few that I attended this year:
I am no stranger to e-courses. This year alone I purchased 2 out of 3 of the e-courses that Braid offers. I then ultimately hired them to help guide me to where I am today. Check out their courses and some other awesome online courses that look interesting:
- Braid E-Courses
- Crafternoon: Finding Your Voice
- Introduction to Hand-Lettering: Once Letterform at a Time
- The Art of Modern Calligraphy
I have yet to attend a camp, besides the ones in grammar school, but love the idea of taking consecutive days off to from work to shift your focus and thinking. Here are a few that sound pretty inspiring:
Here a few additional resources to find camps, courses or conferences:
Have you attended/taken or purchased any camps, courses or conferences lately? I am always on the hunt, do you have any recommendations?