The Collective 2018

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

A LAB ANNUAL pop-up FREE event at Loring Social

The Collective is an event hosted by LAB that is comprised of curated local businesses and makers and is held at Loring Social on the first floor of LAB Headquarters. The Collective is beyond your typical pop-up – it’s a modern marketplace – an interactive experience to shop local. In addition there will be a schedule of discussions led by local business owners sharing their passion, experiences, and artistry.  Our goal with The Collective is for you to join us in our mission, which is to create, connect, and collaborate. 

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2018 MEMBERS


Speaker Sessions 2018

HOSTED BY LAB FOR BUSINESS

The Speaker Sessions will be held at LAB Headquarters, located on the third floor above Loring Social. Take the stairs located at the entrance of Loring Social up to the top floor, and LAB will be directly to your right. Elevator is available if you enter through the historic alleyway on the opposite side of the building, alongside Cafe Lurcat. Coffee Cart and BET Vodka will be offering FREE beverages and there will be local bites from Seven Sundays,  Maddy & MaizeSleepy V'sThumbs Cookies & Mademoiselle Miel*Speaker sessions are free to attend. Space is limited and seating is available on a first-come fist-serve basis. 


 
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Sarah Edwards

speaker session 11am

iamsarahedwards.com | @iamsarahedwards

Perfection is getting in your way

Sarah Edwards shares her story in letting go of perfection and embracing the idea of doing as much as she can with current resources, time, and money. There is some magic that happens in that space, a lot of times that means you have to let go of perfection.

 

 
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JACKSON SCHWARTZ
WITH HENNEPIN MADE

speaker session 12Pm

HENNEPINMADE.COM | @HENNPINMADE

BUILDING A VISION:
HOW TO BRING CONTEXT TO CRAFT

Craft has always held a vital place in society, however in today's world and abundance of things, craft has the challenge of not being reduced to simply a consumable object for purchase. We will explore how from design, to making, to selling, crafted objects have the potential to enrich our lives.

 

 
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ERIN Duininck
WITH GOLDEN RULE

speaker session 1Pm

shopgoldenrule.coM
@goldenrulecollective

Art That Transcends:
The Magic of Making the Personal Universal

A conversation and writing exercise about the exploration of art as a powerful tool used to clarify personal purpose, connect with others, communicate, and heal. 

 

 
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ERIC DAYTON

speaker session 2Pm

askovfinlayson.com | @ericdayton

IDENTITY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE NORTH

Have a candid conversation with Eric Dayton as Mollie + Jessica, LAB co-founders, discuss identity and entrepreneurship in the North. Eric’s passion and energy for promoting all things North go beyond making Minnesota more than a flyover state but also where collaboration and celebration has proven successful in the local retail, restaurant and entertainment scene. 


 
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JOE ALTON
with growler magazine

speaker session 3Pm

GROWLERMAG.com | @GROWLERMAG

creating content in the digital age

Everyone is content creators these days. We'll discuss the conversation about traditional media competing with Instagram influencers, sponsored online content, and individual brands that are creating their own content. 

 

 
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ASHLEY PAGUYO + AHMED
El Shourbagy
with dogs of instagram

speaker session 4Pm

dogsof.com | lucyand.co
@dogsofinstagram | @lucyandco

READY, SET, SOCIAL!

Ashley and Ahmed, the humans behind @DogsofInstagram and Lucy & Co., take a retrospective look back on their early days of Instagram, the emergence of their dog-loving community, and the rise to popularity that helped launched a retail endeavor.