Essential Edge Live is a two-day conference-style annual retreat for artists and creative professionals who want to nail down their 2016 marketing and revenue plans. The event kicks off in 2015 and strives to empower creative professionals through business and marketing training, community support, and annual business planning. The inaugural event features presentations by award-winning leaders in art direction, marketing, mindfulness, and creativity, and takes place on October 29 & 30, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.