The Ecommerce Anti-Conference combines industry leaders, ecommerce specialists and more in Santa Monica
Just a few short weeks ago, Hawke Media transformed The Victorian in Santa Monica into a dazzling circus for our second annual Hawkefest.
As Los Angeles’ premier ecommerce “anti-conference,” Hawkefest brought together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and tastemakers under one roof… or should we say big top? In addition to the interactive panels, keynote presentations, fireside chats, and collaborative workshops; Hawkefest also had circus performers, jugglers and live music to liven up the joint.
It was truly a one-of-a-kind event and we wanted to share a little of the magic with you. If you missed the event this year, here’s a taste of what you missed. And if you did attend, let us take you back to that day filled with learning, collaboration and fun!
Welcome to the Circus
On Thursday, October 4, 2018, we held our second annual ecommerce anti-conference: Hawkefest. Leaders in the industry discussed their insights on marketing, operations, brand building, and company growth.
The event started off with Ted Winterer, Mayor of Santa Monica, declaring the first week of October officially Ecommerce Week! Afterward, our amazing roster of speakers hosted panels, keynotes and workshops; focusing on themes such as “Building a Tribe,” “Cannabis Marketing,” and “Understanding the Chinese Consumer.” Our roster of talented speakers included John Hall of Influence & Co., Jake Kassan of MVMT, Trina Spear of FIGS and Los Angeles Clipper-turned-entrepreneur Baron Davis.
Scroll down to see a highlight of speakers, pop-ups, and panels from the all-day event.
That’s a Wrap!
This year’s event was incredible and we want to give the biggest thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors, speakers and performers. We’re already looking forward to going bigger and better next year! Hope to see you there!