My Honest PoshFest 2019 Recap & Review
Last weekend I attended my first PoshFest here in Phoenix, Arizona. The two-day conference is Poshmark’s annual event filled with panels, workshops, speakers, and more. As a fairly new Poshmark reseller, I was thrilled that the event took place in my hometown because it meant that attending it would be less of an investment.
As an avid-conference goer, I’ve attended my fair share of workshops, panels, conferences, and networking events. I’m all about personal development and continued education, so events like these are my jam.
Now that the event is behind us, I decided to do a recap and review of the event in case anyone is considering attending in the future. I’m sharing some of my faves (positive) and flops (negative) thoughts below.
It was great meeting and connecting with online friends in real life. While I did go in with an intention to meet some of my favorite Poshers, I was surprised by how many attendees were followers and supporters of mine. The love was real!
I’m so glad this one is in the favs and not the flops category. PoshFest provided breakfast and lunch both days and I cannot complain. All four meals were delicious and filling. I do wish they provided snacks. It was a long day and I found myself hungry in the middle of it.
If you know me, you know I’m not much of a party person, but there was something about the venue (The Duce), the people (@tryonthrift), and maybe the drinks (Moscow mule), that had me feeling some type of way. I had a blast at the party, and it was a great way to end the event.
Short breakout sessions
Don’t get me wrong, I love when things are direct and to the point, but there’s a difference between straightforward and simply cutting things short. I think adding an extra 15-20 minutes to each session would have drastically increased the takeaways of each breakout.
No new knowledge
One of the reasons I decided to attend PoshFest was in hopes of learning how I could take my business to the next level. Unfortunately, while the sessions were good, I didn’t feel I learned anything I didn’t already know.
Intro level workshop/breakouts
OK, this might go back to the first two flops, but I think this is something worth noting for those looking to attend in the future. By what I noticed, most people who attended PoshFest had been reselling for at least one year. This means Poshmark 101 workshops might not be as necessary as workshops on learning how to make more sales.
SOOOOOOO, WAS IT WORTH IT?
If you’re local, yes. If you had to travel, maybe not.
I paid $243.22. That’s a lot of inventory I could have bought at the bins! Lol.
A lot of the information was pretty generic. Nothing you couldn't have learned online. The in-personal connections are invaluable, which was the highlight of the event.
I honestly don’t regret attending, because I know that if I hadn’t, I would have experienced major FOMO. However, I’m so glad I attended the event while it was hosted here in Phoenix. I could only imagine that those who traveled spent at least $1000 for all their expenses.
Well, there you have it. I hope this blog post helped give you a better idea of what PoshFest is all about and what to expect to get out of it.
If you have any questions about the event, feel free to drop them below. I’d be happy to answer them.