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Want to talk at Midwest Craft Con 2020?

2018 Midwest Craft Con Speakers from left to fight: Crafty Chica, Gemma Correll and Lesley Ware speaking on one of our all in panels.

Midwest Craft Con is looking for experienced creative business owners to share their experiences with our attendees.

Our audience ranges from small business owners just starting out to those who have been in business for 10 years. A successful session pitch will keep those business people in mind, and we love it when people put their 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. To get an idea of sessions we’ve had in the past, check out 2018’s schedule here.

Invited speakers will receive an honorarium, hotel stay and admission to our three-day conference and some additional surprises. 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 2020, fill out this proposal form by July 28th! We’ll get back to everyone who submits a speaking proposal in the middle of August, and announce the 2020 speaker lineup shortly thereafter. Interested teachers should apply here, if you’d like to teach a hands on course.


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