As children of the API diaspora, the process of finding and defining home is one our community knows well. For many of us, we begin with the homes we’re born into and take those experiences into the ones we create. The Cosmos Summit: Home–bound is our community's opportunity to create and expand our understanding of home together.
As an experiential conference and historic coming-together of Asian women and gender non-binary individuals, Home–bound explores what it means to connect with our cultures, our loved ones, and our selves. It’s a space to honor our perspectives and explore our identities through workshops, art, and community.
To be Home–bound is to celebrate our pasts as we forge our futures. It’s the feeling of being supported in our journeys, from inside our homes to our community and beyond. By stepping into our most loving, creative, and authentic selves, Home–bound allows each of us to harness our agency and build a true home.
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.
Cosmos Market Vendors
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.
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.
by En Tsao
A handcrafted, vegan, bath & body line that infuses Eastern Roots with Western Herbs. We small-batch our products and principally focus on conscientiously-sourced earth's clays, oils and botanicals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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 / Speakers / Workshops / Cosmos Market
|7:00 AM||VIP Breakfast|
*Reserved for VIP ticket holders.
|10:15 AM||Masterclass 1|
|11:15 AM||Masterclass 2|
|12:00 PM||Lunch & Cosmos Market opens!|
|1:30 PM||Workshop Session 1|
|2:30 PM||Workshop Session 2|
|4:00 PM||Workshop Session 3|
|5:00 PM||Closing reflection|
*Schedule subject to change.
The Cosmos Summit is proudly made by
Asian women and gender non-binary creators.
Your GA ticket includes:
• Invitation to join your Constellation, a small cohort of attendees you’ll connect and grow with online in the weeks leading up to The Cosmos Summit
• Access to a full day of workshops designed for learning — all sessions will be interactive, providing applicable skills and knowledge
• A chance to connect with 500 Asian women and gender non-binary creatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders from around the world
• An opportunity to make history: this is the first large-scale experiential conference for us, by us!
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 Swag: An exclusive swag bag filled with products made by the coolest Asian woman and non-binary founded brands
To ensure intimacy and connection, a limited number of VIP tickets are available.
99 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and we’ll be in touch! For general inquiries, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com with details.