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2024 Annual Professional Conference

June 10 - June 12

$50.00 – $675.00

WithIt’s Professional Conference is known as the home and furnishings industry’s best forum for professional development to build today’s leaders. Our affordable two-day program offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to learn from top-notch speakers, develop skills, and network with industry peers.

  • Nationally-recognized leadership & motivational speakers
  • Networking designed to build your circle
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get a professional headshot
  • Hear from women leading in home furnishings
  • Be inspired and refreshed!

2024 Keynote Speaker: PORTIA MOUNT

“From Purpose to Impact”

Embark on a transformative journey with Portia Mount, acclaimed marketer, TEDx speaker, and co-author of “Kick Some Glass: Ten Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms” and host of “The Manifista Podcast.” Join us for her engaging keynote “From Purpose to Impact” where Portia draws upon her extensive expertise to guide participants in unlocking their purpose and maximizing their impact in the workplace.

Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will explore core values, uncover their unique strengths, and define their professional aspirations. Portia’s authentic storytelling style and industry knowledge will inspire and empower participants to overcome self-doubt and navigate career challenges with confidence. Walk away with actionable strategies to align your personal values with your professional goals, ultimately propelling you towards greater success and fulfillment in your career.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights from one of the industry’s leading voices in leadership development and brand strategy.

Micah Ray, D4 Concepts

“The Communication Code: Unlock every relationship one conversation at a time”

How often have you finished a conversation that didn’t go well and wondered exactly how you got there? How many problems in your life arise from difficulties that stem from unclear or poor communication. With the 5 C’s of the Communication Code, you can learn how to prompt someone to respond in a more productive and meaningful way. Understand where misunderstandings come from and recognize the dynamics of every conversation. Learn how and when to give constructive feedback, and how to care for people in your life better.

Closing Speaker: “You’re More Ready Than You Think”

At some point in their careers, many women encounter the mirrored door―the place where, when presented with opportunities, we reflect inward and hesitate, and deem we’re not ready or worthy enough to move forward, whether that is to raise our hands or go for the next role. But there is a way to break through, and to overcome the gendered expectations that girls and women internalize over our lifetimes that create a hidden barrier that keeps us from reaching our full potential. Professor and Author, Ellen Connelly Taaffe, will explain why the five success strategies―preparing to perfection, eagerly pleasing, fitting the mold, pushing pedal to the metal, and patiently performing and expecting rewards to follow―get us to a certain level, and then act as a double-edged sword and block/hinder the next step in our careers as expectations rise. We’ll explore and discuss what these strategies are, how they become obstacles, and ultimately, how to pivot and create the careers we desire and deserve.

Ellen Taaffe, Author and Professor at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University

PreConference Workshops

There is an additional $50 charge for PreConference workshop. These workshops run concurrently.

Transforming Your Business with EOS – Entrepreneurial Operating System

Brandon Blell

Getting to the C-Suite: Career Forward

Nora Gomez

“Meeting of the Minds” an Emergenetics Workshop

Shannon Williams
Home Furnishings Association


THS Creative


   Members: $550
   Corporate Members: $495 – always receive the lowest rate
   on all of their team members

   Guests: $675

  Additional Conference Opportunities

   PreConference Workshops: $50
* Transforming Your Business with EOS – Entrepreneurial Operating System
* Getting to the C-Suite: Strategic Decision Making
* Meeting of the Minds” an Emergenetics Workshop
(Note: Preconference workshops happen concurrently. Only register for one session.)

   Professional Headshot: $125


Greenville, South Carolina has a delightful, walkable downtown with robust shopping and dining options. It also has a river walk park running through downtown that is picturesque and easily accessible for a morning walk or run.

There are interesting things to see and do in Greenville and the surrounding area including history walking tours, culinary tours, the Upcountry History Museum and the Greenville Zoo. If you want to experience nature, Jocassee Lake has a variety of boating, kayaking and water experiences. Check out the Visit Greenville website to learn more.

CONFERENCE HOTEL – make your reservations early!

The Westin Poinsett, Greenville, SC
120 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Marriott website –  864-421-9700

Conference room rate: $175/night king or double room
Reserve your room at conference rate here.*

*There may be a few rooms in the room block when booking through the website. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for available rooms, email Amy Van Dorp, director@withit.org. We are working on securing an overflow hotel.


June 10
June 12
$50.00 – $675.00
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The Westin Poinsett, Greenville, SC
120 S Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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Corporate Member Conference Ticket
$ 495.00
Member Conference Registration
$ 550.00
Guest Conference Ticket
$ 675.00
Student Conference Ticket
$ 175.00
PreConference Workshop - "Getting to the C-Suite: Strategic Decision Making"
Workshops run concurrently. Only register for 1
$ 50.00
20 available
PreConference Workshop - "Transforming Your Business with EOS - Entrepreneurial Operating System"
Workshops run concurrently. Only register for 1
$ 50.00
25 available
PreConference Workshop - "Meeting of the Minds” an Emergenetics Workshop
Workshops run concurrently. Only register for 1
$ 50.00
17 available
Professional Headshot
Update your headshot with an award-winning photographer and makeup artist. Receive 1 pose in color and black & white
$ 125.00
15 available
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