is a journey


After witnessing the incredible conversations taking place in the social space around body confidence, Founders of Shine Talent Group, Jess Hunichen and Emily Ward wanted to build a platform that would help amplify these voices and allow this community to share in an experience that would bring people together and help further the impact of this movement.

The BodCon now includes a weekly podcast and mini events throughout the year leading up to our annual conference. Through these initiatives we bring our network together and delve deeper into topics that surround the body confidence journey.

The BodCon launched in February 2021 as a virtual conference series centered around all things body confidence, body positivity and self love. Our aim is simple: We want people to feel worthy in their bodies.

past events

 We brought together an engaged community for conversations for our second annual virtual conference that will have a lasting impact on how we view our bodies. 

the bodcon 2022

February 27, 2022

A virtual cocktail party unpacking the relationship between Beauty and Body Confidence with Tess Holliday! 

the bodcon Talks:

AUG 31, 2021

Our Virtual Pool Party where we unpacked stigmas and had conversations on how every BODY should feel worthy to enjoy the summer sun. Keynote by Alicia McCarvell. 

the bodcon Talks: Beach bodies

June 27, 2021

Our inaugural event! The first 1-day virtual conference focused on Body Confidence and the movement towards radical self-acceptance. Learn more about the speakers and sponsors who made it happen.

the bodcon 2021

February 21, 2021

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Who is the event open to?

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The BodCon is an event for absolutely everyone! We welcome all gender identities, ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, abilities and ethnicities. You are safe and welcome in this space.

Is there an age minimum?

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The event is open to all ages, however some of our topics might get a little juicy so we would recommend 18+ or parental guidance for those talks!

What do I need to experience The BodCon events?

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For the best experience, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer and a Chrome internet browser. If you don’t already have Chrome, you can download it for free here.

How did you choose your speakers? Can I apply to be a speaker for future events?

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Lots of research, instagram scrolling, calls, DM’s, and emails! We always aim to showcase an incredibly diverse range of speakers with a vast array of experiences. We have many events coming down the pipeline and will regularly post on Instagram as we are looking for someone specific, so keep an eye out there! And feel free to reach out to [email protected] for future opportunities.

Is your event accessible? Will there be options for hearing impairments?

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Yes! It’s super important to us that The BodCon is accessible to everyone. We will have a Sign Language interpreter for each event.

I bought my ticket, now what?

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Yay! We’re so glad you’ll be joining us! Ticket holders will receive an email from [email protected] with their unique username and password, as well as access information for the day of. Be sure to keep an eye on the Eventbrite page and follow us on Instagram at @TheBodCon for updates and more!

I can’t access the virtual venue!

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Please email [email protected]. Our customer service team is quick to respond and can help you gain access.

Are there sponsorship opportunities available?

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Please contact [email protected] for more information on future sponsorship opportunities and collaborations.