Want to share your craft business knowledge with the entire Midwest? Midwest Craft Con is looking for experienced creative business owners to share their experiences with our attendees.
Our target audience is what we call mid-career makers, people who have run a creative business for at least two years. A successful session pitch will keep those businesspeople in mind, and we love it when people put own spin on the topic. Breakout sessions are 1.5 hours in length, including Q&A time. We are looking for sessions specifically targeted to makers regarding marketing, business, finances, legalities, work-life balance, ideation, creativity and other craft business issues. We’re not looking for medium-specific craft workshops at this time. To get an idea of sessions we’ve had in the past, check out 2017’s schedule here.
Invited speakers will receive an honorarium, hotel stay and admission to our three-day conference and some additional surprises. (If you buy an early bird ticket but then are invited to speak, we will refund your ticket.) We regret we aren’t able to invite to everyone who submits an idea, but we hope you will plan to join us no matter what!
If you’ve got an idea for a talk you’d like to give at Midwest Craft Con 2018, fill out this proposal form by Sept. 15! We’ll get back to everyone who submits a speaking proposal later in the fall, and announce the 2018 speaker lineup shortly thereafter.