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The Creative Educator Conference

Dallas, Texas

Join us for a conference where attendees will get hands-on, action based education. This is not your average sit-and-listen conference! If you're ready to level up your educational offerings, this is for you!! Coaches, Speakers, Course Creators, Event Hosts, and more... you're welcome here!! 

January 15th–17th, 2024

Collaborate with the best leaders in the industry, to create impactful and profitable education in your business

This is the Conference for up-and-coming Creative Educators who are ready to grow and established Educators who are dedicated to scaling and bettering their craft and current offers! 

Not sure if you're in the right place? If you...
  • Coach or mentor others in your industry,
  • Have an online product or course or have an idea for one,
  • Are passionate about your business growth and the growth of your future/current clients 
  • Want help mapping out next steps for your education,
  • And are ready to diversify your revenue streams or continue scaling your business... 

THIS IS FOR YOU! Time to show up for yourself; connect with your peers and industry leaders, and walk away with your own roadmap to your future plans! 

do you feel like...

The topics at conferences you attend are below your knowledge level?

You want to create or scale educational offers in your business?

You don't have the community of peer leaders and educators to support you?

You're not alone.

This conference is designed to...

Workshop your education ideas and help make them a reality.

Broaden your scope of what's possible for you as a growing educator. 

Connect you with a community who will be there for you long term, and who you can lead the industry alongside.

We can do this...  together!

If you're ready to...

Hit the ground running on your big goals, and you're tired of putting those dreams on the back burner... you just need a little guidance from the pros

This conference is for you.


Imagine a conference where attendees don't just sit and listen...

... 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.

Meet the Host

Laylee Emadi

I'm so excited you're here, and I'm truly thrilled to provide a space for community and connection between sponsors, educators, and attendees!

I've created this conference to reflect my experiences not just as an entrepreneur, but as an Educator who went from the classroom to the creative industry. Becoming an influential and profitable educator in an ethical way is something I'm passionate about teaching others! 

This event is the first of its kind, and I'm excited to create this path with amazing leaders, sponsors, and attendees by my side. 

Our Speakers

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.

Dawn Richardson

Danait Berhe

Ashlyn Carter

Hope Taylor

Ellen Yin

Brittney Suttle

XayLi Barclay

Natalie Franke

Laylee Emadi

Akua Konadu

From Invisible to In-Demand with Video

A Seat at the Table:
Strategies of the Wealthy

Scaling as an Educator with Digital Products & Partnerships

Dissect My Highest Converting Funnel: 
a Behind-the-Scenes Look at my Strategy

 7 Copywriting & Applied Psychology Tweaks to Apply to Your Next Launch

Your Thought Leadership Unleashed: Crafting Content that Inspires Action

Leveraging AI as a
Creative Educator

Conference MC

Becoming a Sought-After Speaker; Visibility from any Stage

The Power of Being
an Educator

Ty Wilson

Using Corporate Sales Strategies to Scale as a Creative Educator

Sit down with these industry leaders to get their insights and walk away with...

Workshop style education

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.


We are here to make your next steps happen. If you're a speaker, that means getting to work on your talk.

on-stage practice**

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!

*limited to 6 spots

The Creative Educator Conference is the first of its kind. The small workshop environment is one of the most inclusive and supportive events I've ever been a part of. Each session was very practical and with lots of candid advice and strategies that were applicable for educators in any online space. The energy of the each speaker and attendee was so welcoming and generous. I left with lots of action steps and new friends. If you're looking for an event where you'll learn practical strategies for both novice and experienced online educators, where you can learn and share, and where you can make new connections that go beyond handshakes and small talk - save your spot for this ASAP.

- Grace Griffith

Peek into the conference with a vlog from our past attendees!

A look at the Schedule...

January 15th - Welcome Happy Hour

5:30 - 7:30pm
Join us at the Host Hotel to break the ice, get to know your fellow Educators, and get ready for two days of jam-packed growth together!! 

January 16th - 17th - Full Session Days

9:30am - 4:30pm
Two full days of learning and collaboration, followed by a break for dinner and then coming back together for Late Night Lobby Chats (Laylee’s fave!) at the host hotel!

After the Conference

Stay in touch with your new friends! 
Create a mastermind with some of the people you really hit it off with. Stay active in our Facebook community.
Where you take it from here is up to you, and the possibilities are endless!

Some things to look forward to...

Incredibly valuable education from our speakers

Not only will you get to attend every class with every speakers (thats TEN sessions), you'll also get the chance to work with speakers on panels for QandA, and during small group time!

Breakfast, Lunch, and allll the snacks!

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!

A discounted room rate at our home hotel

...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!  The perk of staying at our recommended hotel is late night lobby chats and transportation to and from the conference venue! The hotel room block is first come, first served so grab your room asap!

What to do in Dallas

Our Venue: Hall of Lights

4421 Charles Street • Carrollton, TX 75010

*If you are staying at the Hyatt Regency, you can ride our shuttle bus from the hotel to the venue in the morning and back in the afternoon!

Where to eat near the Hyatt Regency

  • Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is connected via an indoor breezeway to Stonebriar Centre, home to restaurants and shops
  • There is plently walkable, but grab a short uber to check out these suggestions: 
  • The Heritage Table - Local ingredients, locally-baked bread, and local culinary traditions elevate traditional favorites at this upscale comfort food stop off Frisco’s Main St.
  • Mash’D - Kobe beef burgers, artisanal pizza, and fish served in a lively atmosphere: that’s the promise of this welcoming gastropub. Stop by brunch or dinner, and enjoy ribs made with “moonshine BBQ” or creative salads like the Avocado Bomb.
  • Legacy Hall - Spacious food hall with 20 casual eateries & bars with everything from full meals to sweet treats.


*The shuttle bus will depart from the Hyatt Regency Frisco in the morning and will pick up at Hall of Lights at the end of both conference days

Best local coffee shops

Karmic Grounds
Daily Grinds

Fun Spots to Explore

Legacy West Shops + Restaurants, The Star District, Grandscape - The Colony

Things to see

Quick Tip:

*If you need to check out of your room on Wednesday morning and don't have time to store your luggage at the hotel, feel free to bring your luggage with you; we can store it at the venue until 4:30!

What are you waiting for?

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 under 100 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 $350, and then make payments leading up to the event! Just head to checkout and select the payment plan 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 ;)

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