I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this post without a whole lot of name-dropping, but I haven’t found a way.
I’m going to the World Domination Summit in early June so I can meet up with my tribe of rebellious, entrepreneurial, globe-trotting creative souls.
The list of speakers and conference-goers looks like it was ripped from my browser history and tweet stream. I suspect that Portland, Oregon is going to feel like a second home.
Here are just a few of the people I’m looking forward to seeing in a few weeks:
Brigitte Lyons: Brigitte is the creative writer behind Unfettered Ink, and she’s on the cusp of leaving her job (PR) and her city (Chicago). She published my guest post last month, and she has a great free newsletter called PR Ideas for Busy People.
Jolie Guillebeau: Jolie’s husband Chris is the driving force behind the World Domination Summit. After interviewing Jolie in April, it will be great to say hello in person. And hopefully we can share a little knitting time!
Jodi Ettenburg: Jodi is a fellow Canadian and former lawyer now permanently travelling (recently in Thailand and Jordan). Her Thrillable Hours series led me to Akila McConnell, who I also interviewed for the Hours For Art telethon.
Cynthia Morris: My writing coach! I worked with Cynthia a few years ago, and among other things, she inspired and encouraged me to embark on coaching myself. I owe her a big hug et quelques baisers. Cynthia leads trips for artists called Curious Excursions, this year to Boulder and Paris.
Andrea Scher: I’ve been reading Andrea’s Superhero Journal ever since she started writing it, and her handmade Superhero necklaces are my favourite accessories. Thanks to Rachel Cole (who will also be at WDS!), I now know that Andrea and I share three of our top five strengths, and we also both have sons named Nico. Andrea and Jen Lemen run Mondo Beyondo, a sumptuous e-course for dreamers. My parents and siblings still mention the Mondo Beyondo lists we made for New Year’s 2005 when we were in Culebra, Puerto Rico.
I wanted to make sure you know about these wonderful people so you can soak up their goodness for yourself.