Hey, you, the multi-passionate, ever-curious, I-want-to-do-it-all soul.
Sick of trying to fit into that boring ol’ box? Tired of explaining your zig-zag career path and your constantly shifting passions?
We hear you, and we’ve got just the place where you don’t have to be anyone but your wonderful, ever-curious self. Welcome to Everything Conference (ETC), where being a multipotentialite isn’t just accepted – it’s celebrated!
It’s possible you’re already thinking, “Count me in! Where’s my ETC 2024 ticket?”
Everything Conference (ETC) is like no other event out there.
It’s a wild, vibrant, participant-driven gathering where multipotentialites from every corner of the globe unite to revel in their diversity, connect with fellow explorers, and dive headfirst into a kaleidoscope of interests.
Inspired by the thriving online haven known as The Puttyverse, ETC first hit the scene in September 2019, bringing together 100 multipotentialites who found their people.
At ETC, we don’t just have attendees – we have participants, contributors, and a boatload of quirks! Everyone is invited to share their unique gifts, no matter how “weird” they might seem to the rest of the world.
You see, we let our participants take the reins. We encourage and actively help them to lead sessions on topics they’re passionate about.
Think outdoor yoga, conversational knitting, entrepreneurship deep dives, or even a spontaneous musical jam session. ETC is where almost anything goes, and there’s something for every curious soul.
Our people are a melting pot of misfits, creatives, and free spirits.
Whether you’re an engineer who moonlights as a painter, a theater kid turned coding wizard, or a plumber by day and a speculative fiction genius by night, you’ll find your kindred spirits here.
We open our arms wide to all, embracing diversity in thought, age, gender, culture – you name it.
Here’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out these extraordinary multipotentialites who’ll be sharing their brilliance with us:
He's the community-animator and quantum biology enthusiast behind a bunch of neat stuff. Joel's the Connections and Operations Guy for the Puttyverse and has one overarching theme in life: bringing people together.
He's the founder of The Awesome Stuff, an Amazon bestselling author, entrepreneur, real estate investor, speaker, and – most importantly – dad. His book, a graphic novel called The Golden Quest, offers us a new way to think about money by noticing the weight of our words, choices, actions, and the world around us.
She's a typical multipotentialite – a dynamic force and a true Renaissance woman. As a writer, educator, coach, and consultant, she draws from her diverse talents and experiences to aid others in clarifying and achieving their goals.
They are an award-winning author, community builder, and the CEO/founder of Puttylike, The Puttyverse, and Wingtip Astrology. They help multipotentialites integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives.
He's a teacher, guide, P.h.D. researcher, and life-long restless multipod. Most of his energy goes to helping other restless do-gooders align with their highest purpose and navigate mission-driven work on a complicated planet – mostly via Mindful Power and Still Point Insight.
She's a drone pilot, award-winning travel creator, podcast host, and pickleball player going pro. Millions have seen her drone work and she's helped thousands of people learn to fly. In other words, she makes drones fun and simple.
She's a legacy artist who creates heirloom visual narratives from her client’s photo, document, memorabilia collections. In other words, she tells stories with other people's stuff. She’s also an interactive story-sharing facilitator who helps people build deeper connections, community, and legacy by curating highly interactive public exhibitions + hosting gatherings about the Things that matter.
Heather’s a multipod, Puttyverse team member, and lives in the San Francisco area with two parrots + her specialist husband. That, and she has a penchant for psychology/coaching (IFS, Art), Integral/AQAL, video gaming and Tabletop RPGs, creativity, crafts, writing, technology, dancing, singing, environmentalism, websites, sci-fi/fantasy, and Systema.
What can we say: 2019 was a very good year for us. Here’s just a sampling of some of the amazing Special Contributors who were with us, and might be with us again:
Mark your calendar: August 1-4, 2024, in the wonderfully multi-faceted Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, at the McNamara Alumni Center (MAC).
MAC is just straight up rad with stunning architecture inspired by Minnesota’s landscape of wood, water, and copper. They have ten unique rooms for us to gather, and we’ll pretty much have the full run of the place for three days.
Everything Conference isn’t just an event; it’s your people, your spark of inspiration, and your stage to shine.
It’s time to raise your glass to your multipotentiality, flaunt your quirks, and join the movement that proudly declares, “It’s okay to be you and love all the things.”
Your ticket includes full access to the welcome party + three days of ETC goodness: workshops, activities, meetups, swag, special surprises, and snacks.
You’ll also get access to an online space where you can connect with other participants before and after the event. The ticket doesn’t include lodging or meals.
In other words, you’ll get almost unlimited sunshine, rainbows, and lollipops while we’re together (although perhaps not literally).
Do you like bullet points with more context? Good! Here’s what you’ll get:
Only $499 for your early bird ticket.
There are just 32 early bird tickets available. Once they’re sold out, you can’t register until the second wave of tickets are released in the future at $699 each.
All prices are in USD.
We would love to have volunteers and make it easier for more people to participate. However, the more free or discounted tickets we give away, the fewer tickets we can sell, which means we have less of a budget to make ETC amazing (or to run it at all).
Sadly, we just aren’t able to offer any scholarships or free tickets at our ticket price point and event size.
174 + you.
We want to keep it intimate, introvert-friendly, and highly interactive.
ETC tickets are non-refundable. That said, we know it’s a big leap to buy a ticket now and risk not being able to participate for some reason.
With that in mind, you can transfer a ticket to another participant for a $100 processing fee until June 15, 2024.
ETC is designed for multipotentialites who want to integrate their many passions in a sustainable and fulfilling way. It’ll be a warm, supportive environment for people who love learning and connecting with other creative, open-minded folks.
ETC is also very much an introvert-friendly event. There will be a range of different group sizes and plenty of opportunities for quiet reflection time.
Best of all, you’ll be around other people who get it. At ETC, everyone knows how it feels to share the thing(s) you’re excited about and get sideways looks or questioning glances.
With us, you’re free to be everything you are, even if your many passions are very different from one another or otherwise “don’t make sense.” For three days, you’ll be surrounded by multipotentialites who are in the same boat, happy about it, and excited to make it work (and help you make it work, too).
OK. We’re months away from the event and things are subject to change. But we’re doing this pretty much the same way we did it in 2019:
We’ll kick off the festivities in the evening with registration and a welcome party.
A boatload of interactive workshops, activities, and collaborations of varying sizes. Most of the sessions will focus on how to flourish as a multipotentialite in the modern world and will address some of our biggest opportunities and challenges.
Together, we’ll work on things like creating fulfilling work, telling your story & explaining what you do in a cohesive way, multipod-friendly productivity techniques, dealing with imposter syndrome, and a whole lot more.
Some activities will be about learning specific skills; some will just be a chance to try something brand new! You’ll get to choose which sessions you’d like to join and move freely between them.
Your brain might be exploding a bit at this point from all of the awesome new ideas and people. So we’re scheduling some self-care and/or reflection and/or unstructured social time on Sunday morning.
If you feel like exploring, we got you! You’ll be equipped with a list of multipotentialite-tested places to feed your brain, soul, and belly. This will be your opportunity to solidify connections with new friends or to refresh your introvert self with some alone time.
We’ll reconvene in the early afternoon on Sunday for some final activities and to reflect on everything we’ve built and learned together. You’ll be able to share your exciting next steps, strategize around any challenges that have come up, and cheer on your new multipotentialite friends as you all take ETC home with you.
Nope. We’re proudly sponsor-free and non-commercial!
The short answer: COVID-19. The longer answer is on Our Story page.
We’re working on a deal for you with Graduate Hotel, right next to our event venue.
Don’t make reservations at Graduate Hotel until we have a link/code for you.
In the next few months, we’ll ask you what kind of experience(s) you’d like to offer your fellow participants. We’re stoked to hear all about your amazing idea(s)!
Personal Renaissance LLC is Joel Zaslofsky’s business entity. All the finances are running through his business right now and he knows his reputation is on the line.
It’s a good thing he’s so reputable! 🙂
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Hey wonderful multipotentialite!
We’re your ETC event co-organizers: Vanessa Tharp, Cory Huff, and Joel Zaslofsky.
Vanessa and Joel co-organized the first ETC and brought their friend Cory into the mix this time.
We’ve been longing to bring us multipotentialites together since the last ETC in 2019, and it’s finally happening again!
It’s still everything 100 people loved from the first one: a highly interactive and community-focused event where you get to show up as your complete self. ETC 2024 is just a bit bigger at 175 people with intentions to keep it as intimate as the first.
We’re cool with who you are and how you show up – regardless of what that is. Yeah, we’re generally some big energy people and we know how to weave in the needs for some chill or introvert-friendly activities.
Don’t let any shyness or questions stop you from joining us. Send us an email if you have concerns and we’ll do our best to give you the info you need without any pressure or judgment.
Sweet sassy molassy – we can’t wait to be with you in Minneapolis this coming August!
~ Vanessa, Cory, and Joel
Let’s start with the basics. We define a multipotentialite as someone with many interests and creative pursuits.
It stems from the word multipotentiality – a psychological and educational term used to describe people who display aptitudes across multiple disciplines.
Of course, our 2019 event participants, especially Becca Campbell, continue to evolve what we call our fictionary.
Click a word below and explore.