Join us in 2018!

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February may seem far away, but it will be here before you know it. If you get your ticket today, you can write off the cost of the conference ticket on your 2017 taxes!

Our keynote speakers are the Crafty Chica herself, Kathy Cano Murillocartoonist and pug parent Gemma Correll, and Kelley Deal, a knitwear designer who is also in a little band called the Breeders.

Our theme for 2018 is Never Craft Alone and our headquarters will be the Embassy Suites Dublin, a new, more affordable location for our Conners that offers perks including free parking, wi-fi and breakfast!

And the breakout session lineup is still being set, but our speakers so far include Tara Swiger, Mei Pak, Vickie Howell, Kim Werker and Betsy Greer! Plus we are adding more craftivities, lots of DIY workshops, midday stretches, pool activities and and all the googly eyes you can handle!

The three-day ticket is $249, and rooms in our block at the Embassy Suites are just $99 per night and sleep up to four people. Click here to get your ticket on Eventbrite!

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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