Candace McCollum, Radio Personality, Power 92.3 & 106.3 Chicago – Panel Host
Jessica Milagros, Model, IPM Model Management
Emma Meyer, Model, Ford Model
Tesyln Butler, Model, Modelogic Midwest
Kim Hurley Sneed, Model, Chosen Factor Models
Alysse Dalessandro, Ready to Stare
Hayet Rida, Hayet Rida
Amber McCulloch, Style Plus Curves
Natalie Craig, Natalie in the City
Dasha Guyton, Windy City Wardrobe
Sierra Holmes, Eclectic Kurves
Michelle Lee, Blogger, The Glam Mom
Patrice Yursik, Blogger + Naturalista, Afrobella
Rashia Williams, Owner/Makeup & Body Artist, Fierce Faces + Naturalista
Fashion Industry Business Owners
Stephanie Penn, Co-Founder + Chief in Editor, Daily Venus Diva
Cassandra Jones-McBryde, CEO, The International Fuller Woman Network
David Sanchez, CEO, 10 MGMT Modeling Agency
Qiana Norshea, Owner, Curve Culture Boutiques
Leslie Wong, CEO, Burgundy Fox
Marcy Cruz, CEO + Content Creator, Fearlessly Just Me
Fearlessly Just You
Are you asking yourself, “Where do I start?”
Whether you’re starting out as a blogger and/or model and building your brand, or just trying to build your confidence and body love, the foundation needed to succeed in life is not being afraid to be authentically you. Self-love is a gift you give yourself repeatedly throughout your life.
When you love yourself, the world is yours. You will be happy, you will be able to handle life’s curve balls and you will believe in yourself. You will want to live each day fully because you know your worth and know you can do anything you set your mind to.
Join me as I share my own journey to becoming fearlessly just me and how I discovered the truths to keeping my confidence consistent and embracing the body I’m in. Learn how I transformed my life through fashion, travel, and self-care through my image struggles. This is a safe place where you can ask questions and get answers within a judgment-free zone.
Erica Watson, Comedian + Actress
Making It BIG (In the Business of Show Business)
Have you ever dreamed of Making It Big in the entertainment industry? Do you want to act in television and movies, or perhaps host your own talk show? Maybe you’ve even thought of being an on-air personality, talking head or contributor on a news program or podcast. Well, here it is—things you need to know to transfer your dreams to the big screen.
- How to Get An Agent
- How to Get the Perfect Headshot
- What’s Included in A Demo Reel
- How To Prepare A Monologue
- How Social Media Can Launch Your Career
Dannie Lynn Fountain, Author + Strategist + Educator
10 Steps to an Annual Marketing Strategy
Are you tired of stabbing in the dark when it comes to growing your audience? Are you frustrated with the disconnect between the content you’re sharing and the number of people finding it? Planning your marketing strategy en masse is the key to a consistent brand presence and a consistent and engaged audience. This session will walk you through the 10 core steps to an annual marketing strategy, setting you up to head into 2018 with a clear plan for consistency with your audience and your followers. The strategy will connect all the pieces of your brand and is designed to ensure that all messaging and communication strategies are consistent and consumer-centered. You’ll leave having identified your 2018 business goals, crafted a cross-platform marketing strategy, and feel prepared for seamless execution through your business.
Aaja Corinne Magee, Image & Personal Brand Strategist
Brand With Style: How-to Standout in the Marketplace
Chicago-based image and personal branding strategist, Aaja Corinne Magee, will uncover the keys to building a brand that speaks for itself. Attendees will learn how to create a signature style, identify their standout qualities, and develop a strong visual brand.
Book Raffle: The Side Hustle Gal, The Bucketlist Babe
DREAM BIG is your opportunity to get educated, empowered and connected to build network relationships and turning your biggest dream to reality. It is the Midwest’s first conference established to build a diverse community of curvy women who are fashion and beauty enthusiasts. Many of the top bloggers and influencers of the Midwest have collaborated to share their stories and the keys to building their own brand empire. In addition to connecting our curvy community, this conference allows us to unite and give back to our local communities with our talents.
Don’t forget to use the code DREAM50 for 50% off the ticket price here.