The first conference of its kind, theCURVYcon will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion West in New York City. It is a day long event that will bring plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one room, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. The conference will provide a space to embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between. Featured speakers include Dancing With the Stars champion and Glee actress Amber Riley, GRAMMY® nominated gospel artist Kierra Sheard, along with many top plus size bloggers, including: organizers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, Gabi Gregg, Nadia Aboulhosn, Crissle West, Amanda Allison, Chante Burkett, and more. The schedule and complete list of speakers can be viewed at thecurvycon.com.
Keynote Speaker Amber Riley
Obviously, I’m not the only one totally bugging about this event because the Platinum Level tickets sold out within hours - but don’t worry - you can still purchase Teal Level and General Admission tickets at thecurvycon.com. Teal Level tickets are $149 and include admission, a conference tote and swag. General Admission tickets are $99 and include admission and a conference tote.
Wondering where you will stay? The Yotel is the host hotel for the conference. It's located in the heart of Manhattan and just a 10-minute walk from theCURVYcon. Attendees who book before May 19th can secure a queen cabin for $219 per night. For more information on how to receive the conference discount, visit thecurvycon.com.
About the organizers:Chastity Garner is the founder of GarnerStyle. As seen in Oprah.com, the New York Times, and Elle Magazine, GarnerStyle is where she’s chronicled her life, the clothes, her travels, moving to new city after new city and many other adventures. GarnerStyle aspires to give great fashion and awesome style advice to the plus size fashionista.
CeCe Olisa is a Plus Size Lifestyle blogger and YouTube personality, covering fitness, dating and fashion from a plus size perspective. As seen on Wendy Williams, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Refinery29, she adheres to her motto, "Don't wait on your weight to live the life you want," by making fitness, dating and fashion fun and accessible to curvy girls at any size!
So now that you know what theCURVYcon is....will you be attending? I hope so because I'd love to meet you and am fully confident that you don't want to miss this. I'll see you there with my arms prepped and ready for hugs!