We started smallCon in the hopes of connecting women and girls with evidence of other talented smart women doing spectacular jobs in arts, science, and technology fields. We leapt a little too high too fast however. We received some great honest feedback from attendees, vendors, and presenters and thought about how to make next year better. We determined to reset ourselves and re-focus on what we wanted to do in the very beginning: encourage women and children to look into arts, science, and technology as an opportunity no matter their age or situation.
With this focus in mind smallCon doesn’t fit the mold of what we need and can do to achieve that focused goal. It’s too big and too broad with not a big enough scope of people to make it happen more successfully the next time. We appreciate everyone who gave smallCon a chance, attended, bought a table, and presented their success to attendees.
Our group, the handful of us committed to living our focused goal, will continue on in the community pushing to further the cause of getting more women and children involved, and in love, with STEAM as we are.
smallCon is a one day convention on September 9th, 2017, that works towards celebrating, inspiring, and supporting women and girls in activities such as writing, robotics, costuming, crafting, design, arts, gaming, animation, technology, engineering, science, mathematics, and other forms of traditional and popular endeavors.
Participation at smallCon comes in many forms!
Host a panel and share your experiences working in your industry, including upcoming trends in your area and any advice you’d like to give women in art, gaming, engineering, and other fields. Individuals may propose ideas for one smallCon’s focus categories and we will facilitate organizing individuals together for a panel or discussion.
Demonstrate what you do, introduce a product, perform, or teach attendees (kids & adults!) in short sessions relating to one of smallCon’s focus categories.