A Post Picklecon Review
**Due to some issues during our recording session, parts of episodes #56 a #57 might be hard to hear. Sorry for the inconvenience, and we'll be back to normal soon!** In today's episode, Russ and Mika are talking all things Picklecon 2019, Design Pickle's inaugural US conference for creative entrepreneurs in Scottsdale, Arizona last month. We'll hear from each of their perspectives: Russ on what it's like to create and run an event, and Mika who was a guest speaker and got to see it from more of an attendee role. The theme of this year's event was "Profit. Automation. Scale." But Russ says Picklecon is not like most other conferences you may see people attending in your Instagram feeds, and talks about why Picklecon is focused more on personal development, as well as just business goals. Russ and Mika are both avid conference attendees, traveling not only across the country but around the world for both personal and professional development events. We'll hear how they pick conferences, the value of both smaller, boutique events vs. larger, more broad events, and how growth comes from connecting with others in person, not from sitting behind a screen.