Sydney’s annual real-life conference for, by and about creative women is set to return

Make Nice have announced its full program for the Sydney based annual real-life conference for, by and about creative women. The Un-conference for Creative Women will run over three days from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th of September.

The full program line up features a range of inspirational women including Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Ann Friedman, Anna Ross, Amrita Hepi and Jess Scully. They will be leading keynotes, collaborative discussions & workshops for, by, and about creative women.

In addition to its annual day long Un-conference for Creative Women, Make Nice have curated an all female group exhibition titled Women which highlights some of the most interesting female contemporary artists in Australia.

The exhibition will open the weekend long program as a pre-drinks one night only event on Friday 22nd September, 6-9pm at Special Group Gallery in Surry Hills. Women features artists including Kitty Callaghan, Lara Merrett, Evie Cahir, Arielle Gamble, Elize Strydom, Nadia Hernandez, Ondine Seabrook and Bridgette McNab.

The Un-conference for Creative Women 2017 will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 8am-6pm, and aim to inspire and educate guests through its day long event.

The Un-conference will incorporate talks, workshops and collaborative discussion with leading creatives and the Make Nice network of women to share and learn from each others experiences. The Un-conference will be followed by an after party at Freda’s bar in Chippendale with Make Nice DJ’s.

Make Nice use the word un-conference because they do things a little differently. Their format is participant-led and they are committed to creating an engaging, collaborative experience. This means its participants get a say in the topics their panels tackle. It means the participants spend the day alongside, not just in front of, their speakers, talking about the hard stuff as well as the good and with an emphasis on the importance of having fun. The Make Nice format offers an alternative for women who are seeking inspiration outside of traditional conference and networking opportunities.

For 2017 Make Nice have built a program that includes practical, interesting, super-useful workshops and talks with topics covering I’ve Started My Thing, Now What?, Confidence in Career, Pressure to be Perfect/ Imposter Syndrome and Collaboration over Competition. Speakers participate in all aspects of the event too – this means attendees have a unique opportunity to engage with them throughout the un-conference, at both programmed and social events.

The Make Nice Slack group is over 500 women strong, hanging out 24/7. Members from around Australia and all over the world are finding jobs, collaborators, advice and confidence – it’s all part of their ‘not-gross networking’.

Get your tickets for Make Nice from Eventbrite at makenice2017unconference.eventbrite.com.au