VANCOUVER, BC–(July 11)- On September 30th the Vancouver apparel industry will experience the 2nd annual conference, with a twist. ApparelCamp allows attendees free access and the chance to vote on the day for the topics presented. Hosting a self-directed conference for Vancouver’s apparel, fashion & soft goods industry is the brainchild of Vanessa Fors & Pete Hill.
“We saw that Vancouver’s fashion community had no venue for dialogue,” says Vanessa. “But we didn’t want to assume we knew the most pertinent topics. We believe the attendee led model ensures that ApparelCamp guests discuss what matters to them.”
This doesn’t mean that planning isn’t involved. ApparelCamp has secured keynote speaker, Davis Smith, Cotopaxi’s Founder & CEO. While ApparelCamp volunteers tally the votes, Davis will share his experiences as a social entrepreneur in the apparel and soft goods industry. In addition, a conference website has been created to capture topic ideas and possible discussion leaders.
“As this with be the second edition of ApparelCamp, we have learned from last year’s participant feedback. At the end of the day, we hope that people leave feeling inspired and excited that they got to connect with colleagues in their industry,” says Vanessa.
ApparelCamp happens Saturday, 30 September 2017
from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the SFU Segal Building
(500 Granville St., Vancouver, BC)
Founded by Vanessa Fors and Pete Hill in Vancouver, BC, ApparelCamp is the first “unconference” that is specific to the apparel and softgoods industry. While the one-day event is free to attend, participants are responsible for the success of the event by leading a topic of participating in a breakout session. Run as a not for profit, sponsors wanting to engage with the industry are an important player by covering the costs of running the event.