Full schedule, workshops and day passes!

speaker-collageJust one month until Midwest Craft Con! We just posted the detailed 2017 schedule of our creative business conference‘s keynotes, sessions and panel discussions. You’ll meet experts in marketing, branding, entrepreneurship and creative business from all over the country — meet them here!

Day passes for Friday, Saturday or Sunday are now available if you aren’t free for the whole weekend! You’ll still be able to take part in all of the conference activities for that day, and you’ll still be a part of the private conner Facebook group.

Friday workshops!

If that’s not enough Midwest Craft Con for you, we’ve got a few add-on experiences on Friday, Feb. 10, before the con officially kicks off.

Columbus crafty bus tour
$25 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This five-hour guided bus tour will introduce you to crafty shops throughout Columbus where you can explore the maker scene and do a little shopping.

Watercolor Painting Workshop
$60 • 10 a.m. to noon
Discover the joy of watercolor painting in a whole new way with Yao Cheng! Yao will go over the fundamentals of mixing colors, share some techniques on how to create fun blends and textures, and how to make expressive strokes with your brushes.

Photography Workshop
$25 • noon to 2 p.m.
This class is for anyone that wants to learn better product photography! The Wonder Jam will teach you the best ways to shoot products on white backgrounds, colored backgrounds and in a lifestyle setting using natural light.


Last chance to get your ticket!

Update: Ticket sales are now closed! But we do have a few makers who can’t make it and are looking to transfer their tickets. Email us for more info. 

So you’ve been thinking about coming to Midwest Craft Con, but you haven’t made the plunge yet. There is no time like the present, because ticket sales end Tuesday, Feb. 16! You don’t want to miss out on this amazing weekend — it could change the way you run your business forever.

Speakers to inspire you!

We’re bringing in 20 craft business experts from all over the country to Columbus, Ohio, to talk about legal and financial considerations for creative businesses, share wisdom on publicity and marketing, and discuss life-work balance, goal-setting and community. Not only will you get to hear their best advice in their sessions and in the panel discussions, but you can get crafty with them, too! You can explore the full speaker lineup and schedule.

Craftivities to recharge you!

Midwest Craft Con is going to be an amazing weekend full of insightful talks, lively discussions and useful information to take back to your craft business. But it’s also a celebration of living a crafty life, and we’ve built in plenty of time for socializing during the con. We encourage hanging out in the Hayes ballroom and the trade show area after hours, where we’ll have a cash bar available and some of our sponsors will be offering craftivities. We’ll have a coloring wall you can contribute to, and the Price Doctor will also be in: You can get a quick 10-minute consultation on your pricing from one of our expert speakers. Craftivities will also include:

  • Crafty Spelling Bee
  • Googly Eye University
  • Craft Corner Death Match
  • Crafty Karaoke

Day passes to get you in the door!

If you were hoping to come to Midwest Craft Con but can’t make it for the whole weekend, you are in luck: Day passes are on sale! You can join us just for Friday, Saturday or Sunday — no excuses!

If you haven’t yet decided what 2016 has in store for you and your creative business, don’t wait to make your dreams come true! Get a ticket for yourself and/or a friend today and make 2016 an amazing year for your craft business. All the details on coming to our conference are right here.

Hope to see you in Columbus!
Brit, Grace & Megan