Out of office inspiration
As a business owner, my goal is to, on a regular basis, set aside time to refill my idea collection, meet completely new people, learn from smart ones, get introduced to new perspectives and reflect on the society and our future. One of my best ways to do so is to attend a conference. Preferably covering topics such as culture, tech, identity and society.
Here are four out of office outings that have sparked my interest this fall:
Bread and Butter, Aug 31 - Sep 2, Berlin. "The Pop-Up of Style and Culture." During a weekend in Berlin, the coolest lifestyle and fashion brands take over to show up their latest products, brand activations and innovations. I haven't been but heard great things about it, especially if you're working in the fashion, music and lifestyle world. My main motivation for attending would be to learn from the best and get new ideas for creative marketing and branding.
The Conference, Sep 4-5, Malmö, "A two-day exploration of human behavior, new technology and how to make things happen." I went last year and had one of the best workation weeks this far. I'm happy I decided to go solo as the warm, open and inviting atmosphere of the festival did not only opened up to new perspectives, I also met lots of interesting people and learned groundbreaking things about myself and how I wanna do business.
Gather Festival, Sep 13-15, Stockholm. I'm a bit biased here as I have helped curated the program for this festival. Gather festival is in its second year and I'm thrilled that Stockholm gots its own version of SXSW. We Stockholmers need more public spaces where we can reflect collectively, share new perspectives and connect on a deeper level. Luckily Gather Festival is all about that.
The School of Life conference, Oct 12-14, Zurich Switzerland. "Our conference aims to transform lives and build the best kinds of connections." I'm always in awe when I browse The School of Life's digital channels. I have over 10 of their products on my wishlist, and while they wait for me at my checkout I would absolutely love to attend this conference in the fall. While most conferences these days focus on tech and innovation, The School of Life brings up some really essential topics: emotional intelligence, self-knowledge, failure, culture, meaning and happiness to name a few.
Do you have any favorites to add to my list? Please comment or share on my IG @kellam.co