$375 – $1,400

The Bright Side Conference

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Saint Mary's School

900 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27603

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The Bright Side Conference will be a two-day event for women to release the pressure of doing enough and focus on doing what's right.

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This is not your typical conference.

We're not going to tell you to work harder. We're not going to tell you to "just breathe" and everything will be fine. We're not going to tell you to drink more water. We're not going to make you feel like you're not doing enough, because no one needs more on their to-do list.

I get it- "living your best life" isn't that easy. Especially when you're feeling trapped in comparison of others, uninspired because you wonder if your ideas are worth it, and disconnected because real conversations are harder to come by.

This conference is here to amplify what you're already doing, while also empowering you with all the tools, relationships and support you need to get to where you want to go next, at your own pace and on your own time.

Hosted by Jess Ekstrom and Headbands of Hope, The Bright Side Conference is not your typical conference with transactional relationships, been there done that topics, or the pressure to be perfect. We believe we can achieve the life we want without running ourselves into the ground and also laughing on the way there.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, working on a side hustle, or want to feel more inspired at work, this weekend is for you!

We aim to tackle different buckets of our daily life so you can fill the ones you need more of: professional, personal development, wellness, and a straight up good time. We'll have #realtalk about women and how we can build a better future together (please note that this conference is open to anyone who identifies as a woman).

The weekend will be packed with keynote speakers, conversation stations, wellness classes, corny jokes, happy hours, #snacks and lots of new friends!

Your ticket includes:

- access to the entire two-day conference Saturday-Sunday

- learn from powerful keynote speakers brought in from all around the country

- Chasing the Bright Side Audiobook from Libro (link to download when you purchase your ticket!)

- a headband from Headbands of Hope!

- Special edition Sharpies

- a necklace from Flodesk

- a swag bag with goodies

- Self care products from Lululemon

- a cute Bright Side tote bag

- lunch from A Place at the Table on Saturday

- Juices from Suja

- Slingshot coffee/water/snacks all day Saturday

- access to the WeWork after party on Saturday

- wellness day w/ fitness class on Sunday

- Special discounts/freebies from vendors like Thrive Market

- many, many hugs

Note: if you buy your ticket and can't go anymore, 50% of your ticket fee will be refunded and 50% will go to our scholarship fund.

Also, if you're a local Raleigh woman who would love to attend the conference but can't because of financial reasons, please email Lauryn at brightside@jessekstrom.com to apply for our scholarship program.

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