Learn to grow your company

The Nearly Impossible Conference is an event where product companies come together to learn how to build strong brands and grow successful businesses.

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San Francisco Details



Sharing bold ideas and lessons that both educate and inspire from leading forward-thinkers


Providing honest, open conversations between industry-leading entrepreneurs


Teaching critical industry information to attendees while outlining how they can enhance their own businesses

Expert Lab

Giving unprecedented access to extraordinary experts ready to help tackle attendees’ current business struggles

San Francisco Speakers

Brian Faherty

Owner/Founder + Co-Creative Director
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

Jen Gotch

Founder + Creative Director

Robin Petravic

Owner + Managing Director
Heath Ceramics

Red Gaskell

Head of Social

Chelsea Shukov

Co-founder + Art Director
Sugar Paper Los Angeles

Ted Vadakan

Co-Founder + Owner

Rick Klau

Product Partner
Google Ventures

Eli Altman

Creative Director + Author
A Hundred Monkeys

Tom Gerhardt

Co-Founder + Designer

Eric Trine

Founder + Owner
Eric Trine Studio

Chuck Shehadi

Global Capital & Indirect Sourcing
Tesla Motors Inc.

San Francisco Venue

Surrounded by the beauty of the Heath Ceramics factory kilns and workspace, Nearly Impossible will commence for a day of inspiring talks, panels, workshops, and more.

About Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today. With a team of over sixty crafts-people, they produce high quality, durable pieces that blur the line between everyday objects and family heirlooms. Today, over sixty years later, Heath Ceramics is considered among the most enduring examples of mid-century design. Found in restaurants, homes, and museums worldwide, the Heath name is synonymous with simple, functional and thoughtfully designed tableware and tile.

From Heath: “We know there’s a certain kind of magic that happens when you bring people together. Ideas shift. Relationships form. Energy builds. Big things start to take shape. We’re so lucky to have this amazing space in San Francisco and to have the ability to bring people together, show great work, and inspire creativity.”

We couldn’t be more excited to host Nearly Impossible in such a special space.


Heath Ceramics
SF Factory

2900 18th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110


Look for the orange awnings + HEATH sign. The entrance is halfway down 18th Street.

Street parking is available in the areas surrounding the factory.

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Don’t undertake a project unless it is
manifestly important and nearly impossible.

Edwin H. Land