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welcome to the platform

putting content creators center stage

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march, 15 2024 | 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
franklin on penn | pittsburgh, pa 15222

about the platform

the platform is the first conference of its kind, designed exclusively for influencers and content creators in the pittsburgh area. creating is an entirely new career, full of challenges and opportunities that are novel. building a brand and online community takes work. now, members of the cohort and other like-minded individuals can come together to learn, network, and grow.

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keynote fireside chat, hitakshi shah, duolingo

1:00 pm

be inspired by a renowned industry expert who has successfully navigated the digital landscape by breaking rules and building important relationships. our keynote speaker will chat about insights and strategies to help motivate and empower you to take your influence to the next level. expect a conversation that you will not want to miss.

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the conference experience  

join us for two panels as we talk content creation, branding, monetization, audience engagement, operating as a business and more.

creator panel. three creators talking about how they approach brand partnerships, and the challenges of working with brands who don’t get “it” – not wanting a script, value and rates, etc.

brand panel. three brands talking about how they approach creator partnerships, and the challenges of working with creators who don’t get “it” – not wanting to show data, understanding a good brief, etc.


the takeaways? valuable knowledge, practical tips, and actionable advice from those who have achieved major success in the digital realm.

2:00 - 4:30 pm

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brand partnership mixer

network with big brands and local businesses to discover potential partnerships during our happy hour mixer. this is your chance to make valuable connections and unlock important brand relationships. NA drinks will be provided by Pittsburgh Juice and Vibrant Sunshine Kombucha

4:30 - 6:00 pm

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gifting loft

you can't forget our gifting loft! grab a cohort shopping bag and snag samples from pittsburgh-based businesses who would love to be on your radar.

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keynote speaker

hitakshi shah

Hitakshi Shah is a the Global Influencer Marketing Associate at Duolingo. She leads creator and celebrity partnerships across all major social platforms. She spearheads influencer marketing strategy and has partnered with hundreds of influencers. Hitakshi empowers creators to continue making the content they do by giving them creative freedom, which leads to a high quality of content. As a direct result of Hitakshi’s work, Influencer Marketing has proven to be an effective channel to amplify word of mouth and build further social buzz. As a Gen Z, she is consistently bringing fresh perspectives and seamlessly blending her passion for social media with her day-to-day work.

creator panel moderator

brooke hyland

Brooke, brings her experience working on both sides of the brand/creator relationship. with more than 7 million followers, across platforms, Brooke takes us inside her day-to-day life and shows the power of connection.

  • Instagram
  • TikTok

7.4 million followers

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brand panel moderator

cooper munroe

Cooper Munroe, CEO of The Motherhood Inc., is an award-winning influencer marketing expert with 30 years experience working in public relations and marketing for the world’s leading agencies, consumer brands and non-profits.


Recently named one of PR News Top 50 Game-Changers of PR, as well as the the PRSA Renaissance Communicator of the Year, Cooper has also won the Business Women First Award, the Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Outstanding Achievement in Media Award from Media Association of Pittsburgh, a Top Ten Power Mom on the Web by Parents Magazine, a Person of the Week by ABC News, and has coined a New York Times “Buzzword of the Year.” Under Cooper’s leadership, The Motherhood Inc. was named one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing companies and second fastest growing marketing agency.


Cooper currently serves on the board of directors of Fred Rogers Productions and UPMC Shadyside Hospital Foundation, as well as on the advisory board of Mums Village in Kenya, Africa. She is also an Official Member of Forbes Magazine Agency Council.


Cooper has also served on numerous, additional advisory boards including, Kimberly-Clark, ConAgra Foods, National Wildlife Federation, and


our sponsors


specialty group

mixer sponsor

Specialty Group helps individuals open the restaurants of their dreams by buying and selling properties, and licenses, and offering micro-loans to their clients to get started

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pittsburgh winery

beverage sponsor
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trace brewing

beverage sponsor
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deka lash

panel sponsor

event source

panel sponsor
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soyil candles

featured gifting loft
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visit pittsburgh

gifting loft
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the cheese queen

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rosie's workshop

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posh local

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gardners candies

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