SLASHIE SUMMIT ⚡️ 2023
We've built up, broken down, pivoted and everything in between since we first launched Slashie Summit in 2018. This year, we're taking a tactical and intentional approach in helping you carve your path, no matter what stage of your journey you're in.
If you take anything away from the day, we want you to celebrate how far you’ve come despite the imposter syndrome, the layoffs, the production delays, and the constant ups and downs.⚡️⚡️
Past, present, or future, this year's summit will celebrate your journeys:
🔵 Where you came from.
🟢 Where you want to go.
🟡 And, how you can get there.
We're talking tools, software programs, management tips, productivity hacks, content creation, financial advice and much more to help you get to where you want to be at your 9-5 and your side hustle.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Slashie Summit is a collaborative, inclusive and immersive summit that empowers hustlers, doers and creators to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence despite the stigma behind creative aspirations.
WHO IS A SLASHIE?
Slashies are generally members of the millennial demographic, who choose to include various ‘side hustles’ in their professional titles to which they devote their time—in addition to their nine-to-five.
Our community thrives when more creative minds and independently-led companies join the conversation, and that’s why we ourselves are Slashies. We are a group of South Asian Slashies who celebrate "non-traditional" career paths and seek to redefine professional success.
The summit is an inclusive space welcoming male allies, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of South Asian and Asian American descent.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After three years of building our community digitally through SlashieConnects.com and just in time for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Slashie Summit is back at a time when creatives and entrepreneurs need connection the most on Saturday, May 13th in New York City.
The theme for this year's summit is Honoring Your Journey.
Join us for a celebration of creativity that persisted and network in person to strengthen the communities we've built.
We’re looking forward to hosting 300+ South Asian Slashies in Hudson Yards on Saturday, May 13th. This one-day experience will bring together creatives united in their desire to build a safe, inclusive and supportive community.
ALL-INCLUSIVE TICKET: $250 (valid through 5/13)
EARLY BIRD $200 (valid through 5/8)
Join a full day of panel discussions, two keynotes and activations starting at 9AM through 7:30PM
Shop from our curated line-up of 30+ small business marketplace
Try food & beverages from local vendors during breakfast, lunch, snack time and the cocktail hour
Make unforgettable connections with slashies across industries and backgrounds all day
Mingle at the Slashie Social starting at 7:30PM — the official cocktail hour includes bites and bubbly and a special performance by the one and only Raghav at 9PM
SLASHIE SOCIAL: $100 (valid through 5/13)
Join us for the evening panel discussion and keynote from 6PM until 10PM
Shop from our curated line-up of 5+ small business marketplace during our cocktail. hour
Try food & beverages from local vendors during the cocktail
Make unforgettable connections with slashies across industries and backgrounds in the evening
Mingle at the Slashie Social starting at 7:30PM — the official cocktail hour with bites and bubbly and a special performance by the one and only Raghav at 9PM
DAY OF PROGRAM
9AM: Doors to the summit and marketplace open and breakfast is served
10AM: Morning fireside chat with the CEO of The CEO School and former founder and CEO of Stax Suneera Madhani — moderated by Brown Girl Mag's Trisha Sakhuja-Walia
10:45AM: Community over Competition: The Power of Friendship when Building your Business — brought to you by Walmart
10:45AM: The Responsibility of Representation: Corporate Edition
11:45AM: Mindful Pursuits of Non-Traditional Life Choices — brought to you by Anise Health
11:45AM What's at Stake: Storytelling from a BIPOC Lens in Mainstream Media
12:30PM LUNCH Begins
12:40PM Fireside chat with Hatecopy
2:15PM Legal & Accounting 101: The Dos and Donts of Running your Dream Company — brought to you by Shah & Sons, Lvlup Legal and First Gen Law
2:15PM Concept to Company: A Creator’s Playbook to Scaling your Business
3:15PM How to Stay Relevant: Navigating the Ever-Changing Social Media Landscape
3:15PM Honor your Journey: Transitioning from Slashie to Full-Time
4:15PM As Seen on Screen: The Ups and Downs of Being on Film & TV — brought to you by Nielsen
5:15PM Wellness Break — A guided meditation by Aasheekaa Natarajan and sound bath by Krishna Amin (includes chai x snacks)
5:45PM Through the Hustle: The Importance of Pause
6:30PM Evening keynote by filmmaker/actor/activist Nina Davuluri
7PM Sustainability and the Importance of South Asian Craftsmanship in the Next Gen of Fashion — brought to you by Verve & Vogue, Closr, Amotha, Sakhya and Transcend
7:45PM Slashie Social (includes bites, signature cocktails, a presentation by Pooja Narang of Bollywood Axion and a special performance by Raghav at 9PM)
11PM The official Slashie after party at The Crown — brought to you by The Scene (RSVP for a ticket here)
What do I need to bring?
Aside from your enthusiasm to learn and meet new people, please bring your ticket (printed or mobile is fine) and valid photo/state ID.
P.S. The venue has tight security and all attendees must present a photo I.D. to gain access, so don’t forget yours!
What should I wear?
We have a stacked agenda and a full day of learning, networking, and fun, so we encourage you to keep it cute and comfortable with a hint of Indo-Western (and check the weather, so you’re prepared)!
Where should I stay?
There are tons of hotel options in close proximity to the Slashie Summit venue.
Casamia — walking distance 0.3 mile
New Yorker — 0.5 mile
Hotel Penn — 0.6 mile
Fairfield Times Square — 0.6 mile
Catchet — 0.6 mile
GEM Hotel — 0.7 mile
Hotel Riu — 0.9 mile
Hyatt Place New York/Midtown — 1 mile
How do I get to the summit?
The Slashie Summit is being held at Location05 in Hudson Yards (450 West 31st Street, New York, NY - 7th FL). Depending where you are staying, you can take a Lyft/Uber/Taxi, walk over or take public transportation. There are several train stations just a short walk away:
7 at 34th St - Hudson Yards (3 blocks away)
A, C, E at 34 St - Penn Station (3 avenues away)
Will you feed me?
Creativity calls for fuel! We have all our Slashie needs in mind for grub and will be providing breakfast, lunch, snacks and dessert at the summit. We’ll also provide our Slashie Social guests with small bites, beer, wine and dessert! A big thanks to our food/beverage partners — to be announced soon.
Why are tickets non-refundable?
In order for Slashie Summit to be a positive experience for all, ticket sales are vital to ensure all panels, programming and networking opportunities are planned with a final headcount so each attendee receives the best possible experience. While tickets are non-refundable, we are happy to transfer your ticket from one slashie to another — please send us an email so we can sort this out seamlessly.
Will you sell tickets at the door?
Depending on the number of tickets sold, the venue's limtations on space, and COVID restrictions, we may open tickets sold at the door, but it will be a gametime decision.
Will you take photos and videos of me?
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The Slashie Summit would not have been possible without the core team, our line-up of influential speakers and moderators, diverse vendors and sponsors, food and beverage partners, our mighty small businesses and you, the attendees!
We've taken the love, feedback and advice from our Slashie community and hope to execute a purpose-driven summit that is open and inviting to all.
All your likes, shares, comments, and messages matter. Please reach out to us with questions, thoughts on collaborations and partnerships and any concerns you have through direct message on our Instagram page, @slashieconnects.
See you at Location05 on Saturday, May 13th.
Lot's of love from the Slashie team! <3
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