#FindSpark Fashion Conference

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We’re thrilled to present #FindSpark Fashion Conference, a full-day fashion career conference in partnership with LIM College on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Join creative college students and young professionals for a full day of discussions, workshops, networking, and fun — all aimed to get you closer to the fashion job of your dreams. Meet the coolest creative and business execs from the most exciting companies in New York City, learn about the ins and outs of the fashion industry, and make valuable connections with peers and professionals.

Throughout the event you’ll meet a wide range of creatives from leading NYC companies in fields such as visual merchandising, social media, entrepreneurship, and recruiting.

Register

LIM Students and Alumni: Free
General Admission: $99
Digital Ticket: $29

 

 

Sign up to be a FindSpark Premium Member to receive 50% off all event tickets. Gain access to even more resources and perks that will help you stand out in the job market and create a meaningful and successful career.

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Who You’ll Meet

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Keynote Speaker:
Lauren Chan

Fashion Features Editor
Glamour (Condé Nast)
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Lauren Chan is the Fashion Features Editor at Glamour, where she covers fashion news and trends for the magazine. She also contributes to Glamour.com and designs the monthly Glamour x Lane Bryant collection. Formerly, Chan was a plus- size model and contributor to Italian Vogue, where she covered plus-size fashion for Vogue.it. She’s also spent time in various departments at the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Interview, and Cosmopolitan. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


        • Justin Mahmud

          Marketing Recruiter, Executive Talent Acquisition
          Macy’s
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        • Rachel Silver

          Founder
          Love Stories TV
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        • Juliette Dallas-Feeney

          Senior Manager, Social Media
          Theory
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        • Sachin K Bhargava

          Director, Merchandise Planning & Analytics
          Mack Weldon
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        • Tiffany Davis

          Brand Content Strategist & Copywriter
          TiffanyJDavis.com
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        • Shira Galler

          Senior Outreach Manager
          Wix.com
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        • Laurie Espino

          Freelance Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager
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        • Gisela Aydin

          Supervising Producer – Oxygen Media
          NBCUniversal, Inc.
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        • Hilary Sloan

          Director, Business Development
          ShopStyle
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        • Kathleen Elie

          Editor-In-Chic
          ConsciousNChic
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        • Leigh Ray

          Blogger
          Pink Vintage Heart
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        • Guillermo Perez

          Bookings Manager
          Bustle
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        • Rebecca Vega

          Account Manager, Luxury
          The NPD Group
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        • Alechia Reese

          Strategic Marketing Director
          Daya by Zendaya
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        • Genevieve Ascencio

          Vice President, Digital
          FACTORY PR
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        • Kelly Augustine

          Influencer Coordinator
          Gwynnie Bee
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        • Avani Patel

          Founder and CEO
          TrendSeeder
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        • Veronika Harbick

          CEO & Co-founder
          Thursday Finest
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        • Grace E. Park

          Special Events Coordinator
          Prada
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        • Catherine Rardin

          Marketing & Events Manager
          NYLON LLC
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        • Margaret Ashcroft

          Personal Style Blogger + Yahoo Style Contributor
          Margie Plus
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        • Maria Pesin

          Principal
          Vibe Consulting
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        • Kristina Rodulfo

          Associate Editor
          ELLE.com
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        • Ashley Jimenez

          Beauty & Fashion Assistant
          Latina Media Ventures
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        • Tiffany Aita

          Merchandising Manager
          Joe Fresh
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        • Nataliya Makulova

          Technical Project Manager
          Spring Inc
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        • Kyle Brincefield

          Owner/Designer
          Studmuffin NYC
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        • Jia Li

          CEO and Founder
          JiaCollection.com
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        • Sandra M Gault

          CEO and Founder
          True Gault
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        • Jennifer Ngo

          Associate Merchandiser
          Ralph Lauren
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        • Courtney Quinn

          Editor in Chief
          Color Me Courtney
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        • Krystal Bick

          Founder and CEO
          This Time Tomorrow
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        • Chinae Alexander

          Founder
          Chinae Alexander Events + Social Media
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        • Emily Miethner

          CEO and Founder
          FindSpark
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        • Priscilla Torres

          Founder & Blogger
          The Stylish Flâneuse
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        • Sissi Johnson

          Brand Strategist, FashionTech Advisor, Editor
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        • Tatiana Milcent

          Global Marketing, Cosmetics, Maybelline NY Face
          L’Oréal
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*More speakers to be added, check back often!
*Speaker line-up subject to change*

Schedule

Your day will be filled with informative discussions, networking opportunities, interactive panels, and fun that will take place in the historic LIM College‘s historic Townhouse Building in Manhattan. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of sessions and make your own track that will guide you to your dream career.

Topics include networking, interviewing, personal branding, working at startups, and more!

Check in: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote: 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Lauren Chan, Glamour

Breakout Sessions: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Shine Online: Creating a Strong Online Presence
Moving Up: Going from Intern to Full-Time

Breakout Sessions: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Hustle On: Entrepreneurship in Fashion
#Hashtags & DMs: Insights on Social Media Careers
Innovation in Fashion: Disruptive Brands, Campaigns & Products

Opportunity Mixer & Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Launching Your Career as an International Student
From Risk to Reward: Creating Opportunities for Yourself within your Company
The Business of Being an Influencer

Breakout Sessions: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Getting Hired 101: Resume and Interview Tips from Recruiters
Invest in Yourself: How to Grow & Maintain a Powerful Network

Closing Remarks & Momentum Building: 4:30 PM — 4:45 PM

What Attendees are Saying

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Logistics

Location:

LIM College‘s Townhouse at 12 East 53rd St. is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues. To enter, simply walk through the double wooden doors on the ground floor. Please note that East 53rd St. is one-way, going west.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Wear comfortable shoes. Room temperature may vary, so be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket you can wear during the sessions. The programming takes place in one building, but bring a jacket or umbrella if needed.

Sponsors & Partners

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FindSpark LIM College

We’re thrilled to be partnering with LIM College, a private, for-profit, specialized coeducational undergraduate and graduate educational institution focused on the business aspects of the fashion industry.

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FAQs

FindSpark has numerous sponsor opportunities for companies large and small. Please email us for more information.