The Bright Side Conference - Jess Ekstrom

Jess Ekstrom

presents...

RALEIGH

NORTH CAROLINA

March 21st-22nd

I get it- “living your best life” isn’t that easy. Especially when you’re feeling trapped in comparison of others, uninspired because you wonder if your ideas are worth it, and disconnected because real conversations are harder to come by.

But more importantly, you go to bed at night and wonder: am I doing enough?

The Bright Side Conference is a one-weekend women’s conference that will allow you to explore your passions so you can release the pressure of doing enough and focus on doing what’s right.

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St. Mary’s School

900 HILLSBOROUGH ST. | RALEIGH, NC

MEET YOUR HOST

Jess Ekstrom

Jess is the author of Chasing the Bright Side, a book about practicing optimism to create the life you want to live. 

As the Founder of Headbands of Hope and the Mic Drop Workshop, Jess is full of tips, tricks, and stories on what to
do (and what not to do!)
when growing a career around your passions & making your wildest dreams come true!

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schedule

Saturday

8:30 - 9:30

Check-In / Arrival

9:30 - 10:00

Welcome

10:00 - 12:30

Speakers + Panel

12:30 - 2:00

Networking Lunch / Fun Time!

2:00 - 3:00

Conversation Stations

3:00 - 4:30

Speakers

4:30 - 5:00

Closing Remarks

5:00 - 7:00

WeWork Sponsored Happy Hour at One Glenwood

Sunday

10:00 - 10:45

Health & Wellness Panel

10:45 - 11:45

Fitness Class

11:45 - 12:30

Conference Reflection Coffee + Breakfast

subject to change

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speakers

Natalie Franke

SPEAKER

Founder, Rising Tide Society

Ashley LeMieux

SPEAKER

Founder, The Shine Project

Cherini Ghobrial

SPEAKER

Creator, Uncurated Co.

Ashley Beaudin

SPEAKER

Founder, The Imperfect Boss

Magdalyn Duffie

EMCEE

Owner, MD Creative

Cheri A. Staples

EMCEE

Office Experience Manager, Pendo

Kate Gremillion

SPEAKER

Owner, Work Well with Kate

Summer Skye Jeffries

SPEAKER

Founder, BalloonZ

Tonya Terry

Speaker

Founder, BalloonZ

Sophia Woo

SPEAKER

Owner, MOFU Shoppe

Maggie Kane

SPEAKER

Owner, A Place at the Table

Kim Hammer

Speaker

Owner/Chef, Bittersweet

Nicole Thompson

Speaker

Executive Director, Empowered Readers

Selah
Thompson

Speaker

Queen of Ideas/Adventure Squad Captain, Empowered Readers

Brittany
Guerin

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Co-founder, Current Wellness

Tonya
Dalton

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Founder + CEO,   Inkwell Press 

Jenny Bonchak

SPEAKER

Owner, Slingshot Coffee Co.

Lindsey Wrege

SPEAKER

Owner, 321 Coffee

Kristine
Sickles

SPEAKER

Founder, Her Story

Emma
Wissink

SPEAKER

Employee, 321 Coffee

. . . and more!

Stay tuned as we announce more amazing speakers!

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GENERAL ADMISSION

Are you ready to make 2020 the year of less stress and more YES?!

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, working on a side hustle, or want to feel more inspired at work, this weekend is for you!

For conference news, updates, and speaker announcements, and more

FOLLOW US HERE!

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WHERE CAN I STAY IN RALEIGH?

We have partnered with the Marriott Raleigh Center City in downtown Raleigh for a group rate of $129 a night for Saturday, March 22nd. Please book by 2/20/20. Click here to make your reservation. 

WHERE DO I PARK?

Limited parking is available at St. Mary’s. So we suggest using Lyft or Uber or carpooling! 

WHAT DO I NEED TO EAT BEFOREHAND?

Saturday and Sunday we’ll have light snacks and coffee for breakfast, but if you’re looking for something more substantial, we suggest eating before. Saturday we will provide lunch from A Place at the Table and the WeWork Happy Hour will have appetizers Saturday evening. 

IS THIS CONFERENCE WOMEN ONLY?

This conference is women-focused, but anyone is welcomed to join this conversation around women. All are invited! 

WHAT IF I CAN ONLY COME ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY? WHAT'S YOUR REFUND POLICY?

We’re only selling full conference tickets (Saturday and Sunday), no partial tickets. If you bought a ticket and can’t attend anymore, 50% of your ticket fee will be refunded and 50% will go to our scholarship fund. Just email brightside@jessekstrom.com

WILL THERE BE ADA ACCOMMODATIONS?

Yes! Give us a heads up if you need any special assistance at brightside@jessekstrom.com. We got you covered!