space series set ambitions to bring together “a community of disruptive leaders to disconnect, collaborate, and create. For unlikely people, to share unexpected conversations.” s p a c e 2019 was all these things and more. I returned feeling positively vulnerable and expanded. Many conferences talk about uniting community to drive change but in reality, unlike s p a c e, few truly do.

CJ Holden is one of the creators of space series, an event which defies traditional description; more like a festival of ideas than a conference, it successfully delivered something different. There are no official speakers or themes at  s p a c e, the content is designed and led by the guests. The program is co-created with all guests contributing; there are no passive participants at s p a c e.

In today’s episode of Be The Drop, CJ shares his inspiration to disrupt the conference format by curating a truly immersive and results driven experience. We discuss how space series successfully delivered productive and inspiring conversations, and celebrate the post event achievement of community driven action.

CJ Holden explains the space series success

“Other conference coordinators couldn’t comprehend the concept, that I was charging guests to come to an event with no line-up of speakers”

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In this space series episode, you will learn:

  • The power of a different approach
  • What to consider in developing a new idea
  • Why not to be afraid of taking on something bigger than yourself
  • How to reach out to a community of like minded change-makers
  • What to do following a successful risky endeavour
  • How to assess what is missing from a market
  • To be self-aware in conversation, and seeking to understand
  • Why your customers might not know what they want… yet…

“Be kind, be cool, be interesting, be interested and be you.”


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