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Dream Foundry Seminar Series

The Dream Foundry Seminar Series brings exciting workshops, lectures, and seminars from a variety of industry pros to a platform where you can reach them.  Like all our programming, there’s no cost to register.

Upcoming Seminars

Career Bingo Workshop

Workshopping Your Plan: Business Planning and Goal Setting for Success


Career Bingo Facilitated by Cislyn Smith. January 20th 2024 at 2pm CST

Career Bingo

Date: January 20th, 2024. 2:00 PM CST

What better time than the start of the year to record your hopes, dreams, and aspirations? Join Dream Foundry Operations Manager and Publisher of Small Wonders magazine in this interactive workshop where you’ll build out your own personal career bingo card. Inspired by Christie Yant’s tools for writers, this workshop is designed for creatives from all media, and careers of all styles. Whether it’s winning a prestigious award, getting your first commission, or having your kid find your work in the wild, make a place for the parts of your career that will keep you motivated and inspired.


Cislyn Smith likes playing pretend, playing games, and playing with words. She has been known to crochet tentacles, write stories at odd hours, and study stone dead languages. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop, and when she’s not doing wordy work, she spends time behind the scenes at the Dream Foundry, wearing many hats and helping emerging creators across the speculative arts to connect with helpful resources and level up their craft. She is co-convention chair for Flights of Foundry, a virtual convention held annually. Her poems and stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Diabolical Plots, and Mermaids Monthly, and she is co-editor and publisher of Small Wonders Magazine.

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Workshopping Your Plan: Business Planning and Goal Setting for Success. Led by Jessica Eanes, January 28, 2024, 3pm Central. Limited Seating.

Date: January 28th, 2024. 3:00 PM CST

Goals. Metrics. Review cycles. Targets. Business planning and goal setting is full of buzzwords and jargon. It’s also full of people who offer One True Strategy for success. The fact is that there is no guaranteed strategy for success. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a plan! 

Join Dream Foundry’s Jessica Eanes for a workshop that will help you identify good goals for you to set and work out a plan that works for you for achieving them. A mix of concept instruction and hands-on application, you’ll leave the session with a foundation for directing yourself where you want to go.

It will be helpful if you come prepared with an idea of what you want to achieve or make a plan for. If you don’t know how to frame it or phrase it, that’s ok! We’ll work on that together. It will also be useful if you think about structure and planning techniques that you’ve tried in the past and why they did, or didn’t, work for you.


Jessica Eanes is a project manager and business consultant who loves making elaborate plans almost as much as she loves abandoning them in favor of chaos. She writes under a different name, cooks in a galley kitchen that’s never seen a boat, and constantly interrogates her pet lovebird about the provenance of her improbable cuteness. She’s the Executive Director of Dream Foundry where she also makes plans, but gets interrupted by chaos before she can abandon them. You can hang out with her on the Dream Foundry Discord, or find her writer-self on twitter @anaealay.

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