... where they work alongside the speakers, leaders, and sponsors to walk away with concrete steps forward. Where they can workshop new ideas and get realtime feedback from speakers.
Where they can take the time to connect with speakers, on-site sponsors, other attendees and really build those relationships.
And where they can truly improve their craft and learn how to best share their content in impactful and profitable ways.
At The Creative Educator Conference we believe that industries thrive when experts can share their knowledge well.
And we can help you get there.
We are so proud of our Educator lineup! They were carefully selected to lead this event, as they truly believe in our vision; that industries thrive when experts can share their knowledge well.
Chief Evangelist at HoneyBook
Natalie Franke is an author, community builder, neuroscience nerd and mama bear for small business. As one of the founders of the Rising Tide, the Chief Evangelist at HoneyBook, and author of Built to Belong, she leads tens of thousands of independent business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition around the world.
Head Honcho of Systems Saved Me
Jordan Gill is a 7-Figure Business Strategist whose mission is for high-achieving business owners to prioritize rest without sacrificing revenue! She’s helped over 400 coaches and consultants work with clients only 4 days a month with VIP Days! When she’s not spreading the gospel of VIP Days, she’s working on one of her thousand-piece jigsaw puzzles or traveling the world with her husband and bonus son.
Host of The Power in Purpose Podcast & Business Coach
Candice is an author, podcast host, business coach, and entrepreneur who believes that you shouldn't have to do business (or happy hour!) alone. In October 2019, Candice sold her event planning company and launched her first education product, WeddingPro Insiders. She's served thousands of dedicated students in her courses and programs–helping them build a profitable business with purpose.
Branding Photographer and educator
Angie McPherson is a branding photographer, marketing strategist, and hype-woman for creatives. She photographs entrepreneurs, brands and influencers throughout the country, providing custom imagery to elevate their brand. Angie helps branding photographers build an impactful and profitable business through courses, digital products, and coaching.
Founder & Podcast Host, Cubicle to CEO®
Ellen Yin is the founder & podcast host of Cubicle to CEO®, a media company creating financially transparent content, live events, and education empowering women entrepreneurs to pursue what's possible. Ellen quit her corporate job without a backup plan and bootstrapped her first $300 client project into $2 million in revenue by age 28. Through her online programs, Ellen has mentored more than 10,000 students.
Storytelling Strategist and Social Media Educator
Akua Konadu is a Storytelling Strategist, Educator, and Podcast host who empowers and equips entrepreneurs with personalized storytelling strategies that seamlessly integrate with their brand and elevate the message they are always meant to share. As a former Miss Minnesota, Akua learned the power of storytelling through sharing her own story to connect with others and the amazing impact that can have when building your business. She finds joy in helping entrepreneurs find their voice and show up in a way that attracts their ideal clients and aligns with who they are so they can sell their offers with ease.
CEO & Friendly Tech Expert, Tech Savvy Creative
Dawn is a software engineer turned wedding photographer who loves to help Creatives streamline and optimize their business. Technology can be intimidating, and it’s Dawn’s goal to make tech fun and easy to understand. She will show you how systems, tools and other technology can take your business to the next level while achieving that balance you’ve always dreamed of!
Manager of the Educator Program, HoneyBook
Katie started managing the HoneyBook Educator Program in 2020 and has since doubled its growth, while advocating for and enabling HoneyBook partners. She is committed to supporting Educators and enabling them to be successful HoneyBook partners. This has led to securing the best discount offer for Educators, improved onboarding, new opportunities for partners to participate in HoneyBook initiatives, and readily accessible resources for Educators to use when sharing.
Designer, podcast host, course creator
Elizabeth McCravy is on a mission to help small business owners and designers stand out online and create a successful, sustainable personal brand. She designs gorgeous, strategic website templates that over 1,000 customers have used to elevate their business and teaches motivated designers how to book out their services. A Showit Top Designer and go-to resource for the online business community, Elizabeth is generous in sharing her business savvy, design know-how, and life experience with other business owners.
Workshop style education
Sit down with these industry leaders to get their insights and walk away with...
We're not just sitting and listening to motivational words. Each session will be taught workshop style - so you leave with a roadmap and action steps to take!
time with the speakers
Unlike other conferences, this was designed to be intimate enough to ensure attendees get to actually talk to the speakers and to each other!
perfect your pitch
What's stopping you from being selected to teach? You'll get to work on your pitch and make sure you're putting your best foot forward to be seen!
Develop your marketing strategy
Our Speakers will help you craft your marketing plan and provide insight on how to make your education profitable.
OUTLINE YOUR NEXT TALK
We are here to make your next steps happen. If you're a speaker, that means getting to work on your talk.
*limited to 5 spots
5 attendees will have the chance to practice their craft, add value to the conference, and receive critique from judges as they take the stage!
"I loved Laylee's approach to teaching 'how to teach'! Knowing what you're teaching is one thing, but knowing HOW to teach it is just as important. I loved the way Laylee breaks down the various forms of education and helps you work out what you're teaching style is. I especially found the unit on Mentoring & Coaching really helpful.
This has really helped me as I've stepped into 1:1 coaching this year. I walked into my first coaching call feeling really calm and prepared, knowing exactly what to discuss and how to lead the conversation."
- Sarah L.
We are SO thrilled to host our conference in this historic Schoolhouse from the 1920s!
It's close to Downtown Dallas, 10 minutes from many hotels (including the hotel we've secured a room block with) and a quick 20 minutes from DFW airport!
Some things to look forward to...
Not only will you get to attend every class with every speakers (thats 9 sessions), you'll also get the chance to work with speakers on panels for QandA, and during small group time!
Incredibly valuable education from our speakers
We will keep you fed, and when we break for dinner on our own I'll be sharing a list of great local restaurants. You can grab a group of friends to keep the conversation going OR if you're an introvert like some of us, you can order in and have a chance to rest and recharge!
Breakfast, Lunch, and allll the snacks!
...or you can grab an airbnb with friends, or stay at any of the other many hotels in Dallas! There's a list of recommendations below!
A discounted room rate at a hotel (coming soon)...
(3) three weeks of access to office hours with Laylee (1-1 voxer and email access where you can ask any questions, get critique, etc) after the conference to continue implementing what you learn (a $900 value).
Topic MUST BE APPROVED and must add value to the conference attendees!
5 Minutes on the Main Stage to present
For Speakers who want first hand practice and critique!
critique of your talk from a panel of 2-3 speakers
5 Images of you on stage for your own use
A note on our organization’s values; as a woman and minority owned business, we value inclusivity and diversity in all we do. We are so proud to create this event with our core tenets of integrity, inclusivity, community, and diversity. We want to ensure that all our attendees hold those same tenets in as high of a regard as we do.
Payment Plans are available at checkout!! Save your seat for just $299 today!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
I already have a mentoring program, mastermind, or live event. Will this still be beneficial for me?
YES. Practice what you preach; continuing Education is so important! If you want to make sure that your students and clients keep coming back to you, and if you want to continue to make your current offers the best that they can be, this method is for you. Are you confident that your students are seeing success, or do you want to lean in and continue bettering your programs!
Do you have recommendations for where to stay and get dinner, etc?
Absolutely!! We have secured a discounted room rate at a nearby Hotel in Dallas, but there are also many other hotels and AirBNBs available—that's the beauty of Dallas!
For Dinners, there are a ton of great restaurants nearby that you can get with a group and go to, or if you are an introvert (like some of our staff) you can easily order in! You won't have much time to feel lonely, because the days will be full of together time (and if you stay at the Hotel, you'll likely catch the crew hanging out for post-dinner chats)!
I'm nervous to call myself an "educator." Is this Conference for me?
Absolutely. This conference is designed to equip you with the teaching tools you need to share your knowledge with confidence and clarity. Because our Speakers will be teaching workshop style, the content can be applied at any level.
I don't know anyone attending... and I'm nervous about it.
I totally get it, as an avid conference attendee. But I promise you this; if you show up ready to make friends, you 1000% will. Community and relationship building is one of the most valuable parts of any in-person event, and our team is being super intentional about facilitating that for you! To sum up; don't be scared, we've got you covered!!
How many people will be attending? Is it going to be overwhelming?
We are capping attendees at 50 people!! This is because as an Educator, our founder Laylee Emadi believes in high speaker to attendee ratios, and intimate hands-on learning experiences.
What if I can't make it after I sign up? Can I get a refund?
Tickets are non-refundable but they are transferable (transfers are the responsibility of the attendee). Just email us with the person you transfer ownership to.
Do you offer Payment Plans?
YES! You can save your seat for $299, and then make payments on your own schedule with the final balance due on December 1st. Just head to checkout and select the deposit option!
I don't have a clear plan for the new education I want to offer. Or I'm in a transition period. Should I wait until I have a plan to attend?
I don't want to be aggressive but THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND. Thats the point of this!! Not just to scale, to strategize, etc… but to find clarity through conversation with peers and leaders!!!
I consider myself a leader already. Do I really need this? I probs already know it all.
Look, real talk. I confidently consider myself a leader and educator. To me, that means I need to show up even more, continue my education with more passion, and grow my community with even more intentionality than anyone else. I need to be a humble learner, set aside hubris or ego and GET MY EDUCATION ON. Do you agree? Cool, see ya there ;)