Sept 8 – 10, 2017
Buffalo, NY USA

Promoting passion, inspiration, and connection.

  • Hands on workshops & inspiring lectures
  • Some of the biggest creative world changers
  • A safe haven of community
  • A place to be strange and love it
  • Kick-start your hobby into a passion & career
  • Learn to create through your personal vision

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The power of one individual to change others through their passion is undeniable and extraordinary.

The Promoting Passion Convention brings together individuals who want to, can, and will make a difference with their passion. If you are an artist looking to expand your craft, someone seeking greater perspective, skills, or personal fulfillment, or if you are someone who wants more community…this event was created for you.

A series of hands-on workshops, lectures, creative free time, and panel discussions. The maximum number of attendees is 100 to keep the event intimate.

Connection is huge for me, and I strive to make as many partners-in-crime as possible at the convention.

Please read all details thoroughly!

I really admire our speakers, who I believe will bring beautiful, necessary, and inspirational voices to this convention. Click on these exceptional people to learn more about them and myself.

And your host and speaker:

Check-in is on Thursday, September 7th from 7:00pm-9:00pm and Friday, September 8th from 7:30am-8:30am.
A bonfire will take place on Thursday, September 7th at 9:00PM.

7:30AM-8:30AM Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:30AM-9:15AM Orientation Optional Yoga (30m) Optional Yoga (30m)
9:30AM-12:00PM Workshops:
Roderique Arisiaman
Jessica Drossin
Vivienne Gucwa
Ryan Muirhead
Roderique Arisiaman
Jessica Drossin
Mindy McGinnis
Joel Robison
Mindy McGinnis
Joel Robison
Jesh De Rox
Brooke Shaden
12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30PM-2:30PM Lecture:
Vivienne Gucwa
Roundtables Lecture:
Brooke Shaden
2:45PM-3:45PM Lecture:
Ryan Muirhead
Jesh De Rox
Jeremie Saunders
4:15PM-5:30PM Creative Collaboration Creative Collaboration Creative Collaboration
5:30PM-7:30PM Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:30PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion:
Living Stories
Panel Discussion:
Quality vs. Quantity
Panel Discussion:
Overcoming Adversity
8:45PM-10:00PM Closing Ceremony

*Subject to change.

Click on the information packet above for more details!

Register for the Promoting Passion Convention through my website:

Buffalo, NY, USA
Sept 8-10, 2016

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Registrants will receive a welcome email with instructions on joining our Facebook group, to organize roommates, ride shares, and to get to know one another!

The convention will be hosted at Beaver Hollow Conference Center, a beautiful space that I am honored to share during this time.

It is highly recommended that you stay at Beaver Hollow, as there are amenities (pools, gyms, courts, boats, etc.) and all meals that will otherwise incur a daily use fee of $80. Availability is limited.

We can recommend the Hampton Inn in East Aurora for your stay the night of September 7th, as Beaver Hollow has sold out for that night. There will be no day-use fee if staying off-site on the night of the 7th.

Individual pricing to stay at Beaver Hollow is offered as a package of 3 nights which includes access to the amenities and all meals while you are there. Each meal will include a vegan and gluten free option. The dates are:

Check-in on September 8th
Check-out on September 11th

Accommodations breaks down into a per person/per night price as follows:

1 person/room: $225 per night
2 people/room: $143 per night, per person
3 people/room: $126 per night, per person
4 people/room: $118 per night, per person

To make reservations of anywhere from 1-4 people per room, please call (585)457-3700 and let them know you are with Promoting Passion for those special rates. If you need to email, you can reach out to Jacqueline at:

The closest airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Beaver Hollow offers a shuttle to and from this airport which you can inquire about when booking your stay.

This year Promoting Passion is taking place very near to Niagara Falls, in case you want to make a little vacation out of it!

Please contact me (Brooke) with any questions about the event using this form.