Bringing the Canvas family together IRL!
Our online creator community is all kinds of awesome. And we have a sneaking suspicion that y’all are pretty incredible in real life, too. So we’ve created a small, in-person event that will take place in our beautiful hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.
You’ll spend a full day learning from amazing creators, meeting kindred spirits, and soaking in inspiration.
Whether you’re already rocking a creative business or you’re a hobbyist looking to start one, this is the event for you. We’d love it if you joined us!
Creativity + Entrepreneurship + Fantastic People
June 16, 2023 | Birmingham, AL
We’re stoked to have some awesome speakers lined up already:
Who's Gonna Be There
Stuart and Abby Jones | @shopcanvas.co
Stuart and Abby are the husband and wife team behind shopcanvas.co and the CANVAS Lamp. Stuart worked for 10 years as a professional cinematographer before creating CANVAS. Abby was in the creative industry as well, working as a food stylist and assistant on a variety of photo and video shoots. They'll share their first hand experience on everything from launching an e-commerce biz, to working as a freelancer couple, to balancing family with work.
Brock Johnson | @brock11johnson
Brock Johnson is a 25-year-old, 7-figure entrepreneur with a passion for helping others grow their following and business on Instagram.Brock grew his Instagram following by 400K in one year and continues to grow at a rate of over 1,000 people per day. As Co-host of a top 10 business Podcast, instructor of multiple online courses, and viral social media creator, Brock has helped thousands of entrepreneurs learn to build their business on social media, even with limited time and money.
Kyle Sommer | @sommerletterco
Kyle Sommer owns Sommer Letter Co., a stationery and gift brand featuring her watercolor artwork. Her paintings celebrate the beauty of wildflowers and nature. She loves helping creatives learn to effectively market their work with engaging video content.
Mik Marrujo | @mikandcookiesco
Mik is a whimsical & creative cookie maker with a passion for creating colorful cookies and cakes, and finding the fun! Mik can be found in the kitchen, on most days, spreading joy and making magic with cookies through her brand, Mik & Cookies.
What We’re Planning
Canvas Live will feature compelling keynotes, interactive workshops, and business-focused breakouts—plus a ton of other fun sessions.
(And maybe even a sneak peek at our next big Canvas product!)
Our speakers will share actionable, expert insights that will leave you feeling energized and ready to grow your creative business.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn:
🎥 All things content: Creating it, organizing it, sharing it.
🏡 Work-life balance: Avoiding burn-out and making time for fun.
📣 Audience growth: Reaching more people while staying authentic.
And because spontaneous meetings can sow the seeds of amazing collaborations, we’re giving you plenty of time to mingle and meet fellow creators.
We’re also aiming for a slower tempo than your average event, so you’ll have space to rest and reset throughout the day.
The full schedule will be up soon!
WHERE IT'S HAPPENING
Our Southern home is buzzing with the energy of a reimagined industrial town. And it’s got a terrific food scene, with cafes, bakeries, and restaurants galore.
We’ve scheduled generous lunch breaks to give you time to taste your way around town. Might we suggest our favorite French bistro, Chez Fonfon?
It’s one of multiple Birmingham restaurants with a James Beard-awarded chef.
Then there’s the cool architecture, collegetown vibe, and… Homewood, where Canvas Live is happening.
Homewood’s a hip, artsy, walkable neighborhood filled with local businesses and the kind of creative flavor that’s just right for our community.
It also has great bars for after-hours conversations and hatching creative collabs with your new-found friends.
Join us on June 16, 2023, in Birmingham, Alabama, to explore creativity and entrepreneurship with energizing speakers and kindred spirits.