2017 Schedule

Here are the details about the 2017 schedule of our creative business conference‘s keynotes, sessions and panel discussions! You can read our speakers’ bios right here. When you buy a weekend pass, you get access to all of the events below, except those denoted by a star, which have a separate registration process. You can also buy day passes for any of the individual days if you aren’t free for the whole weekend!

Columbus crafty bus tour *
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Watercolor Painting Workshop *
10 a.m. to noon
Photography Workshop *
noon to 2 p.m.
2 to 4 p.m. Registration
4 to 4:30 p.m. Welcome Ceremonies
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Panel: The State of Craft 2017
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tara Swiger: Developing Business Confidence Talia Halliday: The Organization of a Wholesale Crafts Business Esther Hall: Applying for Grants as an Artist
7 to 8 p.m. Keynote: Yao Cheng
8 to 8:15 pm Weebly demo
8:15 to 11 p.m. CRAFTIVITIES
8 to 9 a.m. Registration
9 to 10 a.m. Panel: Craft Show Confidential
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mei Pak: Instagram Hashtag Research Lesley Ware & Nicole Taylor: Getting a Book Deal Weebly: Website Best Practices
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Tara Swiger: Creating a Customer Path 2.0 Alison Rosen: Quickbooks for Crafters Annal Vyas: Ask A Lawyer
2 to 3 p.m. Mei Pak: Membership and Subscription Products Alison Rosen: Price Point Checkup Annal Vyas: Hiring Help for Small Businesses
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Panel: Building Retail Relationships Kiffanie Stahle: Defeating Copycats Stephanie Dyke: Project Management Strategies
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mei Pak: Email Marketing for New & Repeat Sales Caroline Creaghead: Taxes Don’t Have To Suck Tamia Stinson: Think Like an Art Director
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Keynote: Jen Hewett
7 to 11 p.m. CRAFTIVITIES
8 to 9 a.m. Registration
9 to 10 a.m. Panel: Depression, Anxiety and the Creative Mind
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Panel: Philanthropic Crafting Lesley Ware: Teaching Your Craft Stephanie Dyke: Goal Setting that Sticks
1 to 2 p.m. The Wonder Jam: Getting Rid of Impostor Syndrome Andy J. Miller: Quit Hiding Olivera Bratich: Make Love to Your Customers
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Closing Speaker: Chris Glass
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies