Workshops

AAPI & Environmentalism: Reconnecting with Ourselves and the Community

by Kristy Drutman (she/they)

We’ll discuss how climate change is currently impacting members within the Asian Diaspora. We’ll delve into building collective power, potential interventions for change, and tools for self-care and resilience while organizing.

From Surviving to Thriving:

Gain clarity and confidence in your big dreams to honor your past and elevate future generations

by Nicole Cruz (she/they)

We are in a unique position to shift the trajectory of our lineage from scarcity and survival to abundance and thriving. You’ll gain clarity and confidence in your ultimate vision and create an empowered action plan of how to achieve it.

Get That Coin: Funding Side Hustles & Startups in a White Man's World

by Kim Pham (she/her)

Starting a new startup or looking for alternative ways to fund your side hustle? Learn how to raise the money you need to be able to build the business YOUR WAY.

The Only Brown Womxn in the Room: Navigating The Workforce Without Burning Out

by Jasmine Santillan (she/her)

You look around and no one on your team or at your company looks like you and to top it all off, your coworker said something hella racist. At this workshop, we will practice how to handle different scenarios you might be faced with as the only brown womxn in the room.

Purpose, Passion and Prosperity through Conscious Public Speaking

by Marian Bacol-Uba (she/her)

Step into your power, speak your truth, and share your message. It's time to break the stereotype that Asian/Asian Americans are meek and will stay silent.

Real Talk About Mental Health in the Asian Community

by Ivy Kwong (she/her)

Together we’ll break down barriers to discussing mental health issues, seeking support for mental health issues, and checking in on friends and family.

Side Projects: Pursuing Your Interests While Keeping Your Day Job

by Carolyn Yoo (she/her) and Nicole Zhu (she/her)

We’ll celebrate the various identities, roles, and interests we each carry within us, and learn how to use side projects (and support networks!) to explore and cultivate these other dimensions of yourself.

Write Your Pleasure: Exploring Sex, Pleasure, and Intimacy through Erotic Writing

by Thien-Kim Lam (she/her)

Many in our community were not given the vocabulary or encouragement to explore and talk about sex and pleasure. Writing about what gives us pleasure will give us the confidence to love ourselves more fully.

The Line Up

Dr. Kiona

SPEAKER

Strategic Curator, Educator, Researcher & Entrepreneur

@hownottotravellikeabasicbitch

Deepti Sharma

SPEAKER

Entrepreneur, Mother, 1st Generation Immigrant, Daughter & Wife

@deeptinyc

Carolyn Yoo

WORKSHOP LEADER

@carolynyoo

Ivy Kwong

WORKSHOP LEADER

@bareivy

Jasmine Santillan

WORKSHOP LEADER

@jsmnsux

Kim Pham

WORKSHOP LEADER

@kim_tpham

Kristy Drutman

WORKSHOP LEADER

@browngirl_green

Marian Bacol-Uba

WORKSHOP LEADER

@mbacoluba

Nicole Cruz

WORKSHOP LEADER

@nicolecruzcoaching

Nicole Zhu

WORKSHOP LEADER

@nicoledonut

Thien-Kim Lam

WORKSHOP LEADER

@msthienkim

Cosmos Market Vendors

Ada Chen

by Ada Chen

Ada Chen’s work takes the form of jewelry and presents multiple aspects of the Chinese American–sometimes Asian American–experience through humor, sarcasm, and cultural references. She basically makes Chinese American and Asian American memes in the form of jewelry.

Brooklyn Delhi

by Chitra Agrawal

Brooklyn Delhi creates sauces and condiments inspired by Indian culinary traditions. Our award-winning products can be found in Whole Foods nationwide and in Blue Apron meal kits and have been featured by food critics at the NY Times, Saveur, Food & Wine and more.

Brown Girl Mag

Founded as an online publication in 2008, Brown Girl Magazine is the first-ever multimedia company based in New York City with global reach and dedicated to South Asian self-expression, cultural anchoring, and dialogue.

From Here to Sunday

by Diana Ho

FROM HERE TO SUNDAY began in a fake bodega within a real museum by artist Diana Ho. What started as simple zine pairings with baked goods quickly became a nomadic gift shop selling curated, small batch goods.

Honeykeep

by Malorie Pangilinan

Honeykeep explores the many wonderfully complex flavors of honey in a variety of sweet treats. We use honey made by hard-working local bees, harvested by farmers who nurture them with the utmost care.

Hungry Mosco

by Valerie Chan

Hungry Mosco reflects a fascination with food and the narratives that emerge from the table and has evolved into a passion for making functional ceramics.

ILHA Candles

by Michelle Hsu

ILHA Candles are carefully handcrafted with cotton wicks, natural soy wax, and toxin free fragrances. Our candles are hand-poured in small batches, packaged and shipped from our Long Island City apartment.

Jane Chu Art

by Jane Chu

I aim to create products that are thoughtful, whimsical, and make people smile.

Jolii Cosmetics

by Sasha Suresh

Jolii is a romantic, fun play on joli–the French word for pretty. The second “i” is a bold reminder that all of us have an inner and outer beauty worth celebrating.

Kō Iwi

by Lili'uolani

The phrase kō iwi (pronounced kō ēvē) means “your bones.” At Kō Iwi, we create customized kits for made from personalized talismans (and soon body elixirs!).

LYHco

by Linh-Yen Hoang

LYHco is heavily informed by her identity as a first generation Vietnamese American from the Midwest. She encourages conversation and tongue in cheek narratives in her designs.

Mansa Tea

by Ashley Lim

Our mission is to elevate tea experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels so that tea enthusiasts can taste aged tea at its peak as part of their fine dining experience.

Soukenberi

by Suk Chen

Soukenberi is a line Vegan skincare made with natural ingredients. All products are made in a small batches locally in Westchester County, NY.

Sweet Nova

by Caroline Tseng

Our treats are dairy-free and only use whole, plant-based ingredients that we can pronounce, resulting in a refreshing, satiating, all-natural snack boost that can power you throughout the day.

Art Installation

Coming Home

by Bianca Ng

The immersive art installation, Coming Home, is a quiet, meditative space for self-reflection. Viewers will enter into a dreamlike room constructed of fabric, swirling with words and figures exploring the connection between mind, body, and self-forgiveness. Building off Bianca’s signature black and white illustrations, this intimate exhibit invites you to contemplate what coming home to your body means for you.

Bianca Ng is a Chinese American artist and designer. Through visual storytelling, she investigates the Asian American identity, mental health, and vulnerability. Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club and featured in People of Craft, Art of Survival and more. In 2017 she founded Take Up Space, a visual storytelling project that celebrated female and non-binary voices. Currently, she's a Brooklyn-based freelance designer and the creative director of The Cosmos.

Special thank you to April Soetarman and Tiffany Trieu. This installation wouldn't have been possible without them.

Tickets

The Cosmos Summit is proudly made by
Asian women and gender non-binary creators.

General Admission

Your GA ticket includes:
• You'll make new friends with Asian women and gender non-binary creatives, entrepreneurs, and working women from around the world.
• You'll join an intimate cohort prior to Summit, so you will have friends to sit with on day of :)
• You'll be nourished with a full day of workshops led by members of our community. No generalist panels here!
• You will be immersed in an interactive art installation on what it means to find home and belonging, produced by Cosmos Creative Director Bianca Ng.
• You'll get an exclusive guided tea tasting by THREE GEMS TEA, a new conscious tea company.
• You'll recharge and destress with meditation sessions led by PAPA AND BARKLEY.
• You'll be pampered with a makeup consultation and samples by ORCE COSMETICS, the first luxury makeup brand designed for Asian women.
• You'll get to take headshots with COVRY, an eyewear company dedicated to diversity...and frames for small-bridge noses.
• You'll get to meet the next big designers, artists, and entrepreneuers from our community at the Cosmos Market pop-up!
• And most certainly...you'll be fed lunch by Khao'na Kitchen - conscious Filipino + Indian cuisine!
• You will make history: this is the first large-scale event for us, by us!

VIP
(Limited quantity available)

Your VIP ticket includes all the benefits of GA, plus:
• Exclusive VIP Breakfast where you’ll get to know your fellow VIPs and meet Team Cosmos and speakers in an intimate setting
• Priority registration for all workshops and Wellness Oasis treatments to create the agenda of your dreams
• VIP-exclusive SUMMER GLOW gift bag valued at over $200 featuring:
• Limited Edition Cosmos Makeup Bag (great for traveling and sleepovers)
• Then I Met You Cleansing Balm and Soouthing Gel
• DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream
• Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp sauce (keep that hot sauce in your bag)
• DoTerra Essential Oil
• Three Gems Tea sample

See Who's Coming

Get your ticket today to get featured alongside your future friends and fellow attendees!

Sponsors

FAQ

Overview

What is The Cosmos?
The Cosmos is a fast-growing community for Asian women and gender non-binary creators, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and artists to flourish and thrive. Through content and experiences, we empower our community to create the representation and culture change we deserve.

Our community is inclusive of self-identifying women, femmes, gender non-binary, queer, and transgender individuals of Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and mixed race descent, as well as all ages and backgrounds.

Who is the Cosmos Summit for?
Any self-identifying Asian woman and gender non-binary individual who wants to explore and understand their identity, agency, and power. Come to connect with hundreds of Asian women and gender non-binary individuals who share similar values. Come to feel supported no matter where you are in your journey.

I notice that The Cosmos Summit markets to creators — do I qualify as one?
We use the term “creator” to describe more of a mindset than a specific job title or career path! At The Cosmos, we define a creator as someone who wants to create a world that reflects their story using their passions, skills, perspective, and expertise. If that sounds like you, we want to meet you!

Where is The Cosmos Summit taking place?
We’ll be taking over 99 Scott, a beautiful indoor/outdoor space in East Williamsburg. The address is 99 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237.

When will the full program lineup be announced?
We’re hard at work assembling an inspirational lineup of Asian women and gender non-binary speakers and workshop leaders. Follow @jointhecosmos on Instagram and check The Cosmos Summit website for announcements!

I’m thinking about attending The Cosmos Summit. What’s the best way to get a taste of the Cosmos Community?
If you’re not already a member of our online community, sign up with your email to get your invite.
Once you accept your invite, you can introduce yourself and experience the support, inspiration, and love for yourself! We also recently expanded to 10 cities across the US where our Cosmos Ambassadors are hosting monthly gatherings for members to meet in person. Check out our Event Calendar for details and to connect with our community IRL!

Which airport do you recommend I fly into?
While JFK is the closest airport to the venue, LGA and EWR are also great airports to consider for flights to New York. Depending on your travel dates and budget, it would be worth looking in to all three!

Where should I stay?
We recommend staying in a hotel or Airbnb in Brooklyn, which generally has options for all kinds of budgets in comparison to Manhattan. If you know you’re planning to take NYC public transportation to the venue, we’d recommend selecting a neighborhood off the L Train which take you closest to our venue.

I’d like to share a hotel room or Airbnb with other summit attendees. How can I coordinate that?
We love this idea! In June, we’ll create a channel within our online community (hosted on Slack) dedicated to helping our attendees find roomies for hotels and Airbnbs. Stay tuned! If you’re not already a member of our online community, sign up with your email to get your invite! New members are added weekly on Mondays.

How do I get there?
The closest subway station is the Jefferson Street (L Train). Be sure to check in with MTA in advance for any weekend train changes.

Is there parking?
Parking is limited. We recommend utilizing NYC’s public transportation or a ride sharing service.

Tickets

Will tickets sell out?
Yes! We’re making history — you won’t want to miss out!

What if I purchased a ticket via the crowdfund?
The Cosmos will automatically convert your crowdfund donation into a digital ticket. Please check your email for the confirmation. If you don’t see it, please email us at summit@jointhecosmos.com.

Do you offer scholarships?
We have a limited number of scholarship tickets available. Be sure to apply here by June 30 11:59 PM ET. Grantees will be contacted via email by July 15.

I bought a ticket to attend The Cosmos Summit and am also interested in teaching a workshop. Can I do both?!
YES. YOU. CAN! Our workshops will take place in the afternoon so you can seamlessly transition during the lunch break from inspiring attendee to badass workshop leader.

I bought a ticket to attend The Cosmos Summit and am also interested in vending at Cosmos Market. Can I do both?!
The Cosmos Summit is an investment in YOU. Your ticket grants you access to a full day of learning and connection with your Constellation group and fellow attendees. If your brand or small business wants to vend, we’d recommend sending another team member or rep to manage your table so you can enjoy your experience.

Can I return my ticket?
We do not accept refunds for The Cosmos Summit tickets.

Can I sell my ticket?
We do not allow third party ticket resale and are unable to permit ticket transfers.

Who do I contact with questions?
For all questions related to The Cosmos Summit, please contact summit@jointhecosmos.com and we’ll be in touch! For general inquiries, you can reach out to us at hello@jointhecosmos.com.

Is this event 21+ only?
We welcome attendees ages 18+. No alcohol will be served at the event.

Create With Us

I have something to teach and would love to lead a workshop! How can I apply or nominate my friends to apply?
Applications for workshop leaders are currently live here! Please apply by June 30 11:59 PM ET for consideration.

I’m an artist, creator, small business owner, and/or entrepreneur who wants to vend at Cosmos Market. How can I apply or nominate my friends to apply?
Applications for Cosmos Market vendors are currently live here! Please apply by June 30 11:59 PM ET for consideration.

I’d like to sponsor, partner, or donate something!

That sounds amazing — we’d love to hear from you! Please email us at summit@jointhecosmos.com with details.