September 6, 2018
5PM Macy’s Platinum Cocktail Event (Platinum Ticket Holders Only)
September 7, 2018
9AM-10:30AM Fitness Session presented by Target
1:00- 3:00PM LOFT Platinum Lunch
11AM - 6PM ShopS & Lounge
5:30PM LOFT Runway Show
6:00PM DIA & CO Showcase and Panel
September 8, 2018
9:00AM Panel 1 - Body Positive Besties: Supporting Each Other in Our Journey
10:00AM - 5:00PM ShopS + Lounge
10:00AM Workshop: The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style: Making any style work for Any Shape PRESENTED BY DIA & CO.
In this workshop, Chastity Garner Valentine, co-founder of theCURVYcon and creator of Garnerstyle will walk attendees through different style aesthetics and how to make them work for for any body shape/size.
11:00AM Panel 2 - Dear Retailer
The Dear Retail panel is a safe space where passionate plus size consumers can have a candid dialog with executives in the plus size fashion industry. Come and listen as five major retailers share what their companies are doing to take plus size fashion to the next level. The audience will have the opportunity to let their voice be heard.
12:00PM Workshop: CURVES & CULTURE: USING OUR UNIQUE VOICES TO INSPIRE FASHION INCLUSIVITY
Alex Michael May
theCURVYcon believes that how we express ourselves through fashion begins with how we feel about ourselves. Often the negative feelings we have about our bodies, how we look and what we’re “allowed” to wear stem from other aspects of our identity and personal history.
How can we use our unique voices to inspire change in the fashion industry? What can we do to move fashion towards inclusivity?
1:00PM Workshop: PRESENTED BY FRUIT OF THE LOOM
2:00PM Panel 3 - TBD
2:00PM Workshop: Flourish in Photos: Take Pictures like a model (even if you aren’t one
3:00PM Workshop: Im not a “Businessman”...I’m a “Business, Man!”: Take your career to the Next Level (with or without a job) PRESENTED BY DIA & CO
In this workshop, CeCe Olisa, co-founder of theCURVYcon will speak to the most popular career questions she gets (from dressing for the office as a plus size person, to how to start a passion project while working a full time job).
5:00PM Closing Remarks
6:00PM JCPenney Wrap Party @ Andaz
*Schedule subject to change