Oh yes, early bird tickets for the 2018 Midwest Craft Con are on sale NOW! Click here to get your ticket on Eventbrite. Midwest Craft Con runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16-18, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Dublin, about 20 minutes north of downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Our theme for 2018 is Never Craft Alone. We are moving to a new intimate setting located about 25 minutes away from downtown Columbus to the concrete cornfields of Dublin, Ohio. Our headquarters will be the Embassy Suites Dublin, which is going to be more affordable for our Conners and offers perks like free parking and breakfast!
The Midwest Craft Con is a three-day retreat for mid-career crafters, makers and creative business owners. The conference includes inspirational keynote addresses, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops and business-focused breakout sessions from experts from Ohio, the Midwest and beyond.
Our keynote speakers for 2018 are the Crafty Chica herself, Kathy Cano Murillo, knitter and Breeders rockstar Kelley Deal, and cartoonist and pug parent Gemma Correll!
Breakout sessions will include expert advice on everything you need to know about running your small business, from marketing and social media to legal and accounting advice to ideas for stoking your creativity. Speakers joining us in 2018 include Stephanie Dyke, Betsy Greer, Vickie Howell, Mei Pak, Alison Rosen, Tara Swiger, Kim Werker and Adrienne Wiley! Plus we are adding more craftivities, LOTS of DIY workshops, midday stretches, pool activities and and all the googly eyes you can handle!
Three days of sessions, panels and keynote speakers, plus fun maker-centric activities and ample socialization time. Your ticket to Midwest Craft Con gets you 24-hour access to the Embassy Suites. The Embassy Suites offers free breakfast and a happy hour every day, and parking is free, too! Note that you’ll be responsible for paying for your own room and meals that aren’t included.
When you register, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a link to reserve your hotel room. We highly recommend staying on site, as events will go late into the evening, and our contract is contingent on our people booking rooms. We’ve negotiated a special price of $99 for attendees, and you must book through the hotel reservation link to get this rate. (The suites sleep up to six people!) We’ll also invite you to join our private Facebook group for Midwest Craft Con attendees, where you can find someone to share a room with if you’re coming on your own!
We expect early bird tickets to fly away, so do not wait to grab your three-day-pass at the discounted rate of $199. There are only 100 tickets available at that discounted rate; after early birds sell out, the full-price ticket is $249. Get your ticket here!