The New England Coastal Creative Conference | March 26, 2020

“Nurturing personal business relationships isn’t the work. It’s the reward.” 

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Are you a New England Photographer, Influencer, Blogger, Media CreatorArtist, Writer, Maker or all of the above? Then we have an event for you!

We’re hosting a new kind of networking conference dedicated to creatives working in and around the New England coastal community. Join us in Greenwich, CT on March 26, 2020 for a one-day conference filled with panels, speakers, pop-ups, conversations, industry experts, mentors and friends, as well as some delicious food, cocktails and all the things we know we are all looking for as creative and digital makers.

who can benefit from attending?

The goal of our conference is to help you take your creative career to the next level – to ENERGIZE, EXCITE and ENGAGE you with key topics surrounding the life, leisure + latitude of New England and the ever changing digital landscape, entrepreneurship, partnerships and opportunities that are available to the New England story teller. 

We expect a large number of our attendees to be retailers, service providers and brands in a variety of creative industries; but any business owner, creative or would-be entrepreneur can benefit from attending.

Location and Venue

Greenwich Water Club
49 River Rd | Cos Cob, CT 06807
(see map below for more details)

Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, full of rich history and culture. Only a 50-minute train ride to New York City, this coastal town gives you the charming New England feel as well as the vibrant and exciting city life. 

This coastal town is the largest on Connecticut’s ‘Gold Coast’ due to its many hedge funds and large financial service companies. The town has four beaches on Long Island Sound where you can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing or relaxing on the sand. Several festivals take place throughout the year for all interests; arts, film, food, and cultural. Take a stroll through Greenwich’s downtown where you can enjoy fine dining, shops, and other attractions.

Greenwich Water Club

Our event is being held at the Greenwich Water Club, a private, waterfront retreat with year-round social activities. It’s a place where serious fitness and water sport devotees, as well as recreation seekers, can enjoy their time and improve their well-being. With sweeping views of the Mianus River, the property features a full service marina, dedicated rowers boathouse, an elite fitness center, three pools, and a Clubhouse restaurant with outdoor dining and private event rooms. 


Greenwich and surrounding Stamford, CT offer dozens of hotel and overnight accommodations to fit any budget.  Take a quick look at some places we would suggest, but you can also include neighboring towns such as White Plains, Norwalk or Rye in your search.


Our event is being held at a private club just off exit 4 on the I-95 in the Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich, CT.  Below are the easiest local modes of transportation available.

  • Westchester Airport
  • Metro North New Haven Line
  • Amtrak | Stamford Station
  • Automobile


Each of our panels feature expert tips and advice on how to Coordinate, Integrate and Communicate your brand’s message to your community and help build new partnerships and collaborations. Tap their photo to view each speaker’s bio.

Shannon Shipman


About Shannon

A creative business entrepreneur, Shannon is Vice President of her family's two construction firms, and creator of a top US international travel + lifestyle blog with a focus on New England living. Most recently she founded Shannon Shipman Photography where Shannon focuses on bringing joy to your home through beautiful Fine Art Prints. As a public speaker, and community thought leader, Shannon finds immense joy by helping other creative entrepreneurs find their voice by telling their own story to create a successful business.

Mary Jo Anderson

Proprietor, Lifestyle + Family Blogger

About Mary Jo

MaryJo Anderson is the influencer behind @port2palm, a lifestyle and family blog that showcases the coastal lifestyle of the Anderson family and their homes in Newburyport, MA and the Isle of Palms, SC. Dedicated to documenting her family's life and blending a seamless mix of everyday moments and laughter, it is MaryJo's hope that everyone carries some of the love and sense of community they find @port2palm out into the world with them on a daily basis.

Jennifer Desrosiers

Founder/CEO of Laney Lu and Wild Adventurous Life

About Jennfer

Jennifer Desrosiers is an entrepreneur, wellness and lifestyle coach, yoga teacher, speaker and community leader. As the founder and CEO of her two businesses, LANEY & LU, an inspired eatery, and Wild Adventurous Life, a wellness and lifestyle media company, Jen has a powerful vision of connection, collaboration, and contribution. Her companies have created thriving communities promoting holistic wellness and living vibrant, joyful, adventure-filled lives.

Kate Hammer

Business Advising + Branding KATE HAMMER CONSULTING

About Kate

Kate of Kate Hammer Consulting LLC works with existing businesses and entrepreneur hopefuls to put diligence over hustle and focus on the big win tasks that matter. From data-based analysis to comprehensive branding, Kate supports her clients on both strategic and creative elements of their businesses. Kate resides in Upstate New York with her family of four. In the off hours, she’s often found listening to an audiobook while painting in watercolor or acrylic.

Robbin Mangano

Owner/Founder R Public Relations

About Robbin

An experienced public relations, social media and marketing professional with a passion for storytelling, Robbin Mangano founded RPR in 2016. Robbin has a proven track record for bringing a client's story to life, building buzz & awareness, and delivering meaningful results. Her strength in cultivating media relationship has enabled Robbin to secure media exposure for clients in top tier outlets nationwide, including the Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, NBC's TODAY show, Good Morning America, Food & Wine, Hallmark's Home & Family, MarketWatch,,, Men's Journal, and more.

Elsa Massey

Lifestyle Blogger + Influencer/PURELY SIMPLY

About Elsa

Elsa Massey had been on a lifelong quest to recognize her inner and outer beauty beyond size, while balancing this wild life and all that comes with it. After arriving at body positive peace with herself, she has rediscovered her inner style and hopes to help women do the same. She loves to uncover and shop size-inclusive brands that speak to her classic style. When she is not styling or channeling her inner Martha, she can be found in NYC where she works as an assistant in a family office.

Christine Livada + Beth Lasala


About Chappy Wrap

Founded in 2006, ChappyWrap is a family-run business—we’re a mother-daughter team. When people ask us why we do what we do, our answer is simple: We want to spread comfort to everyone, everywhere with the world’s best blankets.

Brooke Shephard


About Brooke

Monogram Mary was launched in 2016 with the desire to bring personalization and custom gifts back to the marketplace. At Monogram Mary we​ believe in celebrating who you are, always. Brooke, Monogram Mary founder, remembers her grandmother’s linens; cocktail napkins, dinner napkins, even tablecloths adorned with beautiful and intricate monograms. Special and memorable pieces like these seem to have been lost among retail giants. With each stitch made at Monogram Mary we hope to help you create the perfect gifts for family and friends or add a special touch to pieces in your home and closet.

Meredith Hanson

Lifestyle + Travel | ARTIST

About Meredith

For the past 9 years, Nantucket has been my home and year round source of artistic inspiration – from the incredible seascapes and landscapes to the local shops and festival weekends unique to this magical island. Thanks to the vibrant, entrepreneurial culture on Nantucket, I have been able to use my artistic talent in a variety of exciting new ways. I have collaborated with other island entrepreneurs to bring my one-of-a-kind designs to shoes, apparel, home decor, clothing, furniture, murals, and recently, the healthy beverage space.

Nora Massey

Lifestyle Blogger + Influencer/PURELY SIMPLY

About Nora

Nora Massey is trying to find joy and balance in her kind of crazy, sometimes messy, mostly lovely life. Through her own health challenges and subsequent wellness journey, Nora has worked within Eastern and Western approaches and maintains an open mind in her pursuit of happiness and healing. She also discovered how lonely and overwhelming it is to navigate the medical, health and wellness spaces. These experiences ignited her passion for sharing her story and helping others by making safer, healthier and more sustainable living easily digestible, accessible and relatable.

Matthew Moore

General Manager/The Winnetu Oceanside Resort

About Matt

Matt Moore is the General Manager of the prestigious and award winning Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Martha Vineyard's only oceanfront hotel located in Edgartown, MA.

Michelle M Quinn

Lifestyle + Fashion Blogger

About Michelle

Michelle Quinn is a wife and a mom of the cutest toddler ever, Cameron. Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, she loves getting to experience the four seasons! Whether you are looking for the latest trend and how to style it or some toddler gear, her blog BYQUINN.COM is the place for you!

Sara + Miles OBrien


About the O'Briens

With a love for all things coastal and a passion for design, husband and wife team, Sara and Miles O’Brien, launched Sara Fitz in 2016. Sara’s background in architecture, visual arts and painting, combined with her years of experience in the wedding industry, has found a home in Sara Fitz. What began as a stationery studio, has evolved into a life style brand that includes framed prints, coastal-themed gift wrap, wallpaper, textiles and other lovely goods… each line carrying with it her fondness for color, detail, simplicity and whimsy.

Stephanie Stellwagen

Travel + Lifestyle Writing and Photography

About Steph

Stephanie is a Content Creator, Influencer and Blogger focused on Travel & Lifestyle. She is also an experienced Marketing & Event Management Consultant bringing with her eighteen years of experience in Events, Corporate Access & Marketing on Wall Street. Stephanie’s sophisticated yet casual content has landed her in partnerships with a wide range of businesses from hotel groups to retail brands. As Founder of you will find a colorful, bright and happy destination for all things travel, lifestyle and motherhood. Stephanie brings to life her love of New England, travel, family and motherhood along with brands she believes in.

Claire Wiley

Lifestyle + Family Blogger/HOME WITH THE WILEYS

About Claire

Claire is a local to Litchfield County, Connecticut where she is currently living with her husband and raising their two sons. Craving something new in the blog and instagram worlds, she set out in February 2019 to create a space full of inspiration, joy and authenticity. Claire is your average mom-next-door sharing what she loves with a lot of honesty and a touch of humor, fueled by delicious cocktails, delightful meals, a good outfit (likely with food on it) and historic New England culture.

Ready To Join the Party?

We can’t wait to see you! In order to create an intimate environment seats are limited so act fast! Grab your ticket by clicking on the button. You will be redirected to our Shop the Shore store; please note your receipt will read Shoreline Creative Group, LLC.  



Tickets are available through our online marketplace shop by clicking on the button below when you’re done reading or by CLICKING HERE.


Yes! In an effort to keep this event intimate and accessible for attendees to be able to network, we will be selling limited quantities of tickets. So act fast!


We currently do not accept refunds for our Coastal Conference tickets. We will provide you with a wait list if available for you to be able to find a replacement.


Greenwich Water Club | 49 River Rd Cos Cob, CT


No, our registration process will take place on site the morning of our conference. You will receive your badge for entry when you arrive for check-in.


If you have any other questions please contact and we will get back to you within 48 hours. You can also DM us on Instagram @shorelinesillustrated or through our private Facebook Group page for the event.


Yes! We will have food for breakfast, lunch and happy hour plus snacks throughout the day.


We are partnering with several local Greenwich and Stamford, CT hotels to help accomodate out of guests with a discounted rate. We will update this page as soon as they are available. We will also make announcements on our Facebook Group page.  


Please bring a government-issue ID, business cards and a great attitude!


Whatever makes you comfortable! Professional casual attire is recommended. There will not be tremendous amounts of movement around so whatever makes you happy.


You can retrieve your gift bag at the end of the event. 


Since most gift bag items are from other brands, you’ll receive the fastest response by contacting the brands directly with any issues or questions.


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There will be a variety of food options available, but you can email us with any food allergy concerns.


Unfortunately, no, tickets are for one admission only. But feel free to share with your friends so they can come along too!


The event location is at a private club that offers plenty of on site parking.

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