There's a better way to run your creative business. Leave VenturePOP knowing how. 

Sept 28-30, 2018 | New Orleans, LA


FRIDAY 9.28.18

Arrive in New Orleans (we suggest by 5pm) 

Check in to your hotel/AirBnB (snag one of these hotel deals

Grab dinner! find a friend + make plans in the Facebook Community  

7:30pm meet and mingle at the Eliza Jane Hotel


SATURDAY 9.29.18

9:00 am Registration  

10:00 am Welcome + Morning Speakers  

12:30 pm Lunch break  

2:30 pm Afternoon speakers  

6:00 pm Happy Hour sponsored by DreamHost  

SUNDAY 9.30.18

10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast at Main Stage (thanks to Podia)  

11:30 Hot Seats

12:00 pm Morning Speakers  

12:30 pm Lunch break  

2:30 pm Afternoon Speakers  

6:00 pm After Party at Eiffel Society  


  • Opening party Friday night to meet and mingle with fellow VenturePOP attendees
  • Street car rides along oak-lined St. Charles Avenue between venues
  • Two days with 8 expert presentations and workshops to level up your business
  • Coffee breaks & happy hour, because that’s really where the magic happens
  • Pump-up sessions to get even the introverts out of their seats
  • New Orleans-style after party that will only get a little out of hand… no promises ;)  

VenturePOP brings creative entrepreneurs from across the country together for a three-day experience designed to inspire action on game-changing ideas and unfinished projects.  

If you’re ready to think bigger about your small business, you belong here.  

Whether you’re a VenturePOP veteran or new to the scene, you’ll feel the homecoming vibes all weekend long (it’s infectious).  

Wondering if this weekend’s for you? Take a look at our manifesto. If you’re nodding along, the answer is yes.  

If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, join us September 28-30 in New Orleans for our 4th annual conference to sharpen your business skills, rub elbows with industry experts and party with your new best friends.  


Shanna Skidmore is a business strategist and financial coach. Nicknamed the “dream-releaser” by her clients, she helps entrepreneurs make money doing what they love.

Halley Gray is the CEO and content marketer of Evolve and Succeed. She's the creator of Be Booked Out, an 8 week program that helps service providers get booked out for months in advance.  

Jereshia Hawk is a corporate dropout, income strategist, and school supply enthusiast. She teaches service-based business owners how to sell effectively, serve impeccably and finally create predictable profit processes so they can kill it online. 

Fresh Johnson

Gary Hirsch is an artist and illustrator. His current project Botjoy is a continuous experiment in bringing more surprise, delight, and support into the world. 

Fresh Johnson is a Producer, Entertainment Consultant and a recognized radio DJ, with her voice gracing ads for national brands such as Subway, Vibeline and T-Mobile.  

Catherine Guidry is a wedding photographer, podcaster and educator. She helps others embrace imperfection and pursue their passions through her podcast "Mistakes Make Magic."  

Len Markidan is the CMO of Podia, a platform for creators to sell online courses, membership sites, and digital downloads.

Mainstage Location: THE PARLOR

Beautiful oak tree lined St. Charles Avenue

After Party Location: EIFFEL SOCIETY

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