2018 Schedule

Here is the 2018 schedule of our creative business conference‘s keynotes, sessions, craft workshops 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, with the exception of bus tours. The hotel offers a free breakfast and evening snacks, and we are providing lunch. You can also buy day passes for any of the individual days if you are only free for part of the weekend!

If you arrive in Columbus early Thursday evening, you can take a bus tour of some Columbus hotspots!

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Registration

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • DIY with Jesiiii
  • Quick Stretch yoga

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Explore Columbus’s craft stores on Crafty Caravan 1 or Crafty Caravan 2!

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Lunch on your own
  • Craft-a-Way Camp: Painted Bangle Bracelets
  • Trade/Swap

1 to 2:30 p.m.
Welcome and panel discussion

2 to 7 p.m.: Trade Show

2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Tara Swiger: Biz Confidence
  • The Wonder Jam: Eye-Catching Product Photography
  • Kim Werker: Mighty Ugly for Business
  • Alternative Fashion Mob: Shibori Dyeing

4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

  • Mei Pak: Smart Social Media Advertising
  • Jennifer Sult: Design 101: Expanding Your Product Line
  • Alison Rosen: 89 Tax Deductions for Crafters
  • Macrame FUNdamentals with smARTStudio

6 to 7 p.m.: Dinner on your own — take advantage of the hotel’s free happy hour and appetizers!

7 to 8 p.m.: Keynote: Vickie Howell

Evening Craftivities:

  • Introvert hours
  • Craft Crawl
  • Quick stretch yoga

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast — the hotel offers a free buffet!

8 a.m.: Registration opens

8:15 to 9 a.m.: Yoga

9 to 9:15 a.m.: Welcome/announcements

9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

  • Tara Swiger: Creating Your Customer Path
  • Adrienne Wiley: Alternate Revenue Streams
  • Daniella Cortez: PR Basics
  • Alternative Fashion Mob: Shibori Dyeing

11 to 12:30 p.m.

  • Mei Pak: Automating Your Business
  • Lesley Ware: Book Publishing
  • Cathy Jordan: Turning Likers into Customers
  • DIY with Betsy Greer

12 to 6 p.m.: Trade Show

12:30 to 2 p.m.

  • Lunch is on us!
  • Trade/swap
  • Craft-a-way Camp: Painted Bangle Bracelets
  • Igloo Letterpress DIY
  • Quick stretch yoga

2 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Betsy Greer: Craftivism
  • Loi Laing: Copyright For Crafters
  • Stephanie Dyke: Teaching Crafts Online
  • Macrame FUNdamentals with smARTStudio

3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

  • Adrienne Wiley: Quitting Your Day Job
  • Alison Rosen: Pricing Your Stuff
  • Vickie Howell: How to Do Kickstarter Right
  • Gemma Correll drawing DIY

5:30 to 7 p.m.: 

  • Dinner on your own — take advantage of the hotel’s free happy hour and appetizers!
  • Trade/swap

7 to 8 p.m.: Keynote: Gemma Correll

Evening Craftivities:

  • Introvert Evening
  • Karaoke

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast — the hotel offers a free buffet!

8 a.m.: Registration opens

8 to 9 a.m.: Yoga

9 to 10 a.m.: Panel discussion

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

  • Daniella Cortez: How Not to Suck Online
  • Lesley Ware: Thriving Creatively Through Transitions
  • Kim Werker: Mighty Ugly Hands On
  • Macrame FUNdamentals with smARTStudio

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Trade Show

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Lunch is on us!
  • Remember to check out of your room!
  • Sunday trade/swap
  • Craft-a-way Camp: Painted Bangle Bracelets
  • Igloo Letterpress DIY
  • Quick stretch yoga

1 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Tasha Branham: Getting Ready for Mass Retail
  • Stephanie Dyke: Recharging Your Creativity
  • Margot Madison: Customer Profiling
  • Alternative Fashion Mob: Shibori Dyeing

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.: Keynote: Kathy Cano Murillo

3:45 to 4 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies

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