Craftcation is a three-day indie business & DIY conference featuring lectures and DIY workshops with leading industry professionals on art, craft and food-centered small businesses in Ventura, Ca, happening March 22nd – 25th, 2012.
The conference features more than 50 workshops, lectures and events led by over 30 presenters, including Jenny Hart, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Cathy Callahan, Christine Haynes, Lauren Venell, Nicole Vasbinder, Aida Mollenkamp, Evan Klieman, Rena Tom and The Urban Craft Center.
If you want to start, maintain or grow your indie business, or take a break from your routine and learn new skills while networking, then Craftcation is for you! Craftcation will ignite the entrepenurerial business spirit and strengthen skills and abilities of both seasoned business owners and newcomers to indie craft business.
Events and Topics Include:
Indie Business: how to start a crafty business, maximizing social media, blogging, in’s & out’s of indie craft shows, Etsy, wholesaling, merchandising, accounting, legal issues, branding, website design, marketing on a budget and more.
DIY Workshops: screenprinting, sewing, canning & preserving, cheesemaking, needle arts, terrariums & edible gardens, organic bath products, jewelry, embroidery, bookbinding and more.
Community: meet & greets, pop-up shops, yoga, bbq & cocktail socials and so much more!