The Collective 2018
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 & Maize, Sleepy V's, Thumbs Cookies & Mademoiselle Miel. *Speaker sessions are free to attend. Space is limited and seating is available on a first-come fist-serve basis.
speaker session 11am
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.
WITH HENNEPIN MADE
speaker session 12Pm
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.
WITH GOLDEN RULE
speaker session 1Pm
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.
speaker session 2Pm
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.
with growler magazine
speaker session 3Pm
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.
ASHLEY PAGUYO + AHMED
with dogs of instagram
speaker session 4Pm
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.