Make Nice 2017

A two-day un-conference for creative women.
Shannon Connellan
Published on July 14, 2017


Calling all creative ladies, this 'un-conference' is for you. After a strong debut as part of Vivid Ideas 2016, this two-day event "for, by and about creative women" features a super successful lineup of pioneering international and homegrown talent.

With a crew of female-identifying attendees, Make Nice is a two-day creative event that isn't your regular conference format. Each presenter will offer practical advice for working in the creative industries, unpack the value of idea exchange and dialogue, and focus on the importance of genuine professional support. But they'll also be sitting next to you for the conference, learning from your ideas and having mad chats. It will kick off with a non-awkward pre-drink event on Friday, September 22 before the main event, a full-day conference that kicks off at 8.15am on Saturday.

This year's speakers include Nashville designer Becky Simpson, sought-after tatooist and artist Stanislava Pinchuk (aka Miso) and journalist and co-host of the Call Your Girlfriend podcast Ann Friedman, amongst others. They'll be speaking on topics that cover imposter syndrome, starting a business, getting into a routine while staying sane and how to avoid completely burning out.

Each attendee will be invited to a private online forum (along with the speakers) that will be active year round, connecting you to each other after the event and inviting you to future Make Nice events. The full schedule will be released soon.


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