SFDF has developed a 2-day conference with opportunities for business development to benefit all creative industries, including entrepreneurs, photographers, designers, also, event, fashion or music professionals. The lineup features workshops tailored for designers, boutiques, models and photographers to advance their industry knowledge and gain tactical skills they can put to work immediately. Find us on the convention level of the Delta Bessborough, August 26th and 27th. 


SFDF Conference and Workshops

Saturday, August 26th - MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1:00-2:00pm // Stephanie Yong, Design Thinking Consultant // Problem Solving 101

2:00-3:00pm // Nicole Parmer, Growth Marketer and Google Partner // Building, Establishing and Managing your Online Brand and Reputation

3:00-4:00pm // Harrison Hall, Golden Media // Let's Talk Social Media Marketing

4:00-5:00pm // Candace Fox, Freelance Writer and Marketing Consultant // Communicating Your Brand Through Storytelling

$40 for the full day ($10 Per Session). Added bonus! Conference delegates will receive 20% all festival events with proof of ticket purchase.


Sunday, August 27th - INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

1:00-2:00pm // Melissa Squire, Designer & Owner of Alchemy Clothing // Staying True To You While Building A Business

2:00-3:00pm // Eva Vas, Designer of Opinion Atelier // Being a designer in YXE

3:00-4:00pm // Jess Tetu, Owner Just For You Day Spa and Founder & CEO LIA Reese Canada // Entrepreneurship, Community Involvement & Creating a Brand That Stands Out!

FREE to attend. Please reserve your spot as space is limited. 


PHOTOGRAPHERS

In conjunction with the sessions listed above, there will be a photography workshop led by Erin Crooks from noon-2pm on Sunday, August 27th in the Adam Ballroom.  

FREE to attend. Please reserve your spot as space is limited. 


MODELS

In conjunction with the sessions listed above, there will be a modelling workshop led by Stray Model Management from noon-2pm on Sunday, August 27th in the Adam Ballroom. 

$20 workshop fee. Pre-purchase below.