a conference for creatives and entrepreneurs,
exploring approaches to work.


WORK is a biannual conference, exploring new ideas and approaches to creative and entrepreneurial work. Hosting 300 guests every summer and winter, this biannual, one-day event's panels, workshops and speaker sessions touch on personal and professional development, marketing, wellness, business management and entrepreneurship.  ✨The next WORK conference is in July 2019 at the University of Texas at Austin’s Rowling Hall.


Behind the Conference

Launched by #BBATX in January 2018, WORK is designed for women and nonbinary small business owners, new entrepreneurs, freelancers, solopreneurs, industry leaders and creative professionals. Produced by #BBATX and powered by Texas MSTC, Texas MBA and Bumble Bizz, the Summer ‘19’s WORK conference pops up in July 2019 at Rowling Hall. Curious about the last conference? Download Summer ‘18's #WORKbook.

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Meet the Producers

Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, #bbatx has provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1500+ Texas-based women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. We make space to catalyze multi-industry coalitions, share our crafts, seek help and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. We believe there is power in our shared experiences. 

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We deserve better.

Small business owners, independent creatives and solo-preneurs need resources that speak to their needs. As of 2017, women-owned businesses are growing at twice the speed of businesses owned by men. An increasing number of these entrepreneurs are women of color; many of these businesses are “non-employer,” but overall are responsible for creating 23 million jobs.


"you can accomplish anything if you go slow enough."

— Steph Scherzer, founder of Farmhouse Delivery, at WORK Summer '18.


Our Approach

#bbatx's personal and professional development programming aims to introduce new ideas, prioritize informed decision-making, facilitate employability, enhance our community’s quality of life and contribute to the realization of attendees’ ambitions and aspirations.