2016 Schedule

Here are the details about the 2016 schedule of our creative business conference’s keynotes, sessions and panel discussions! You can check out our speaker lineup here and read the detailed session descriptions in our program.


  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Crafty bus tour of Columbus
  • 4-7 p.m.: Registration and cocktail hour (included in your registration)
  • 4-9 p.m.: Trade Show open
  • 7-7:30 p.m.: Welcome ceremonies
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Keynote: Abby Glassenberg
  • 8:30-11 p.m.: Social time/craftivities


 8-10 a.m. BREAKFAST (on your own)
9:30-10:15 a.m. Panel: The Future of Handmade
10:30-11:15 a.m. Allison Rosen: Bookkeeping Basics Talia Halliday: Packaging for Retail
11:30-12:15 p.m. Abby Glassenberg: Awesome Email Newsletters Tara Swiger: Make a Marketing Plan Nikki Jenkins: Making an Action Plan
LUNCH BREAK (on your own)
2-2:45 p.m. Annal Vyas: Going from Sole Proprietor to LLC or Incorporation CheyOnna Sewell: Racial Justice and the Role of Knitting Tara Swiger: Craft Your Customer Path
3-3:45 p.m. Panel: Craft Show Master Class Kate McKean: Craft Book Publishing Mei Pak: Blogger Outreach for Exposure
4-4:45 p.m. Annal Vyas: Contracts for Crafters Stephanie Tardy Duimstra: Business Building Lightning Round Stephanie Dyke: Time Management
5-6 p.m. Keynote speaker: Lisa Congdon
DINNER BREAK (on your own) TRADE SHOW: open 4-9 p.m.


8-10 a.m. BREAKFAST BUFFET (included in your registration)
10-10:45 a.m. Handmade Arcade: Craft Show Booth Critiques Talia Halliday: Wholesale Like a Pro Nikki Jenkins: Find Your Tribe: Building a Craft Community
11-11:45 a.m. Annal Vyas: Intellectual Property and Copyright Mei Pak: Social Media the Right Way Stephanie Dyke: Mindfulness + the Creative Mind
1-1:45 p.m. Panel: Building Valuable Retail Relationships Allison Chapman: How to Stay In Love with Your Handmade Business  Allison Rosen: Financial Analysis for Creative Businesses
2-2:45 p.m. Panel: Pivots and Relaunches
2:45-3 p.m. Closing Ceremonies