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August 31, 2017

The Best Retreats and Conferences for Creatives

The Best Retreats and Conferences 2017-2018 //

The number one piece of self-care advice I give to my self-employed, entrepreneurial friends is this: relish in your independence and your freedom to work when and where you want, but don’t forget the importance of human connection. Not only is collaboration and conversation good for our creativity, but its important for our soul, too, as “woo-woo” as that sounds.  It’s important that we make time for coffee dates. Invite friends over for a work-day. Join local groups or a co-working space to get yourself out of the house at least a few times a month. And, if you can manage it, sign yourself up for a retreat or conference that really connects with your passions. Below is a list of retreats and conferences that are on my radar for the year ahead:

Create & Cultivate – 3x per year / Various Cities / a movement for women looking to create & cultivate the career of their dreams.

The Collective Europe – October 5-8. 2017 / Barcelona, Spain / a tech-free retreat in the mountains of Barcelona, Spain, that aims to connect you with the creative minds around you.

Soul Camp – October 24-28, 2017 / Sanger, CA / a hippie summer sleepover for adults!

Yeah Field Trip – February 22-26, 2018 / El Capitan Canyon / a collective festival where art + soul meet body + mind.

SXSW – March 9-18, 2018 / Austin, TX / Music meets the best in the biz with a huge variety of topics and brainfood.

Do you have a favorite retreat or conference that you’ve attended in the past and really connected with? Please share!

Background photo via Andrew Neel on Unsplash.

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