Each morning will start with a group activity to get our minds and bodies warmed up, followed by breakfast. The main room at 501 Union will be open every day for co-working, collaboration and networking from 10am - 4pm. We will break bread together each afternoon. Pop-up panels and workshops will be happening through the day and into the evening.
Some workshops require advance registration, noted below.
Subject to change as we continue to add programming, so be sure to check back for updates!
8:30 - 9:30
Rebecca from The Yoga Department is back to close out the week. Bring your own mat!
9:30 - 10:00
Check-In and Breakfast
Check-in and meet up over coffee and a breakfast spread provided by our friends Runner & Stone. Be sure to sign up for the day's activities in the cocktail lounge!
10:00 - 4:00
501's light filled main room will be set up with communal tables, cozy lounge areas and plenty of wifi so you can jam out on some projects. Or just set up all day at our puzzle table.
11:00 - 12:00
Panel: "You Can Do It!” // Moms & Dads give insight on balancing career and family
When is the "right" time to bring a baby into your life? How do you take leave when you run your own business? What happens when an employee gets pregnant? How do you continue to network once you start a family, when all of the networking events are at night? Join us for a candid discussion among parents in the industry. Moderated by Priyanca Rao, an award-winning NY photographer and a mother to two under two, and featuring Jose Rolon, Melissa McNeeley, Erica Beckman of Clean Plate Pictures and Amanda Braddock of Purslane Catering.
Babies in arms are welcome, and we will also have a babysitter and children's coloring activity set up, so please feel free to bring your little ones. This panel will take place in the main room.
12:00 - 1:00
Close your laptops and join us and Red Table Catering in the cocktail lounge for a seated lunch. There are only a few spots left, please email Hello@theloveunion.com to reserve a seat.
1:30 - 2:30
"A Meal of Chance" Kitchen Roulette with Chef Arden Lewis
Guests choose ingredients and cuisines to throw in the pot for Chef Arden to blindly choose from. No commercials, no producers, no edits. What will he choose? What will he make? Have you ever seen a grown chef cry? Find the answers at Kitchen Roulette.
1:30 - 3:00
Crafternoon with Michelle Bablo: Pom Pom Crafts
Pom Pom crafts! Let's get weird with some pom poms - jewelry, art & more with Michelle Bablo Design Studio
2:00 - 4:00
Manicures by Manicare
Reserve your spot for a mani the day-of. Nail shaping, buffing, moisturizing and polish by Essie. Located next to the Cabana.
2:30 - 3:00
Mindfulness Hacks with The Yoga Department
We have all heard how good mindfulness is for body and mind, but it's not always an easy practice to commit to. Join The Yoga Department to learn three ways meditation will solve your problems, and three quick and easy meditations you can take with you anywhere you go.
2:00 - 4:00
We believe that everyone has something to bring to the table, so we’ll also be hosting small breakout groups in the Cocktail Lounge each afternoon. You come up with the topic you want to address, and sign up to lead a 30 minute roundtable. If you're interested in leading a roundtable, please sign up here.
Alison Semmler of Lifestyle Maven Events: How being ethical will win over clients
As a creative business owner, how important is transparency and ethical behavior to the future of our businesses as well as to our clients? A discussion focused on seven ways we can continue to be our best entrepreneurial selves and win over clients in the process.
It's So Hard to say Goodbye!
We say goodbye at 4pm today so we can get 501 Union back into shape for a weekend of weddings. Thank you for attending the Love Union!