Conference

What is the Conference?

Midwest Craft Con  is a three-day retreat for crafters, makers and creative business owners, featuring inspirational keynote addresses, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops and business-focused breakout sessions from experts from Ohio, the Midwest and beyond. But it won’t be all work: You’ll make new friends at our evening mixers, explore our trade show and network with fellow makers — it’ll be a weekend-long retreat with your best craft buddies. Previous year’s after-hours activities included karaoke, a hotel wide craft crawl, DIY workshops and LOTS of googly eyes.

When is the Conference?

The next Midwest Craft Con will be announced soon! The DIY spirit lives on year-round in our private Facebook group for Craft Con alumni.

Who should go?

Anybody who runs a creative business or who is a craft hobbyists at heart. Whether you’re a veteran indie crafter, an upstart maker, an artist, a dabbler or a designer or photographer: You’ll come away from the weekend with lots of new ideas, techniques and friends. here’s what people had to say about the conference:

“I feel like superwoman now thanks to all the encouragement.”

“This was such an amazing and affirming weekend. It was wonderful to be around my fellow crafters.”

“There was a moment during Lisa Congdon’s keynote where I just realized that I was in a room filled with such like-minded, goal-oriented crafty people. It had been a clear underlying theme all weekend, but something during her speech really drove it home for me. It felt so exciting to realize that there are so many of us out there, driving the handmade revolution!”

“I have lots of experience (because I am old) with conferences of all types in many different states and countries. Yours stands out as one of the most interesting, enlightening and well run that I have ever attended, and that’s not blowing smoke.”