Year in Review // 10 Reasons to Attend SNAP Photo Festival in the U.K.

Year in Review // 10 Reasons to Attend SNAP Photo Festival in the U.K.

SNAP Photo Festival is a annual conference for photographers and industry supporters led by the amazing Laura Babb. It's like summer camp, a photography conference, and Coachella all rolled into one, and we can't wait to go back.

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Tulle + Fury // Diversity is Too Often a Tokenizing Buzzword, Especially at Conferences

Tulle + Fury // Diversity is Too Often a Tokenizing Buzzword, Especially at Conferences

I’m not going to lie, I love conferences. The networking, the speakers, the development, and an awesome trip? Count me in! But the more I started to research conferences for the next year, the more frustrated I grew. Why the hell did everyone look alike?! ’m fascinated by influencer conferences that can’t seem to find black, brown, queer, differently-abled, or female voices for panels. I’m even more fascinated how if you’re any combination of these identities, it’s even harder to find representation at major events.

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Catalyst Travels to Brooklyn for the Love Union

Catalyst Travels to Brooklyn for the Love Union

Have you met Amy Shackelford of Modern Rebel? She owns an awesome alternative event planning company in Brooklyn that partners with nonprofits. That means Modern Rebel donates money to domestic violence, homelessness, and education-based organizations every time her team coordinates an event. She also shares our feminist values, and she invited Catalyst to join her on a panel about feminism and weddings at this year's Love Union, a dreamy week-long staycation and education opportunity for wedding professionals in NYC. It's hosted by 501 Union, a gorgeous venue for weddings and events in the Gowanus neighborhood.

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Five Reasons to Attend {un}convention San Francisco

Five Reasons to Attend {un}convention San Francisco

So you've seen us preaching about (un)convention San Francisco. You live in the area (we hear East Bay is really rad right now), you have next Sunday free, and you're like "WTF is this event all about?! Why would I drop $125 to hang out with these people?" Well, here are five reasons for you.

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{un}convention San Francisco: Introducing Lara McCormick!

{un}convention San Francisco: Introducing Lara McCormick!

At (un)convention San Francisco, we're featuring a hand-lettering mini-workshop with design guru and general badass Lara McCormick. Lara is currently the Head of Design Education at CreativeLive and shared a little bit of her background with us in a teeny tiny interview! Want to learn a new skill, meet Lara and other creative powerhouses, and improve your business? Grab your ticket to (un)convention San Francisco! 

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One week later: {un}convention BROOKLYN in photos

One week later: {un}convention BROOKLYN in photos

Woah, it's been a whole week already since #unconventionbk? YIKES! It seems like just yesterday we were wrapped in the beautiful, candle-lit cocoon of Atelier Roquette discussing representation, wedding space disruption, and how fucking delicious the food was. Want to get a sense for what the evening was like? Here are some shots by Betty Clicker Photography to help explain. Plus the group photo at the bottom by Justin McCallumWant to get involved with Catalyst but can't make it to (un)convention? Check out our brand-new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Styled Shoot competition, Out of the Box

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{un}convention BROOKLYN Sponsor: Brooklyn Dogwood

{un}convention BROOKLYN Sponsor: Brooklyn Dogwood

Brooklyn Dogwood and Catalyst go WAY back. In fact, Catalyst co-founder Carly and Brooklyn Dogwood owners Corinne and Margot went to the same ELEMENTARY school! And isn't it so delightful when people from your childhood turn out to be the most awesome, savvy, creative business owners? We can't wait to see their creations decorate the space at Atelier Roquette at (un)convention BROOKLYN tomorrow!

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