Midwest Craft Con

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin, Columbus, OH
From our friends at Midwest Craft Con:

The Midwest Craft Con is a three-day retreat for mid-career crafters, makers and creative business owners. The conference will include inspirational keynote addresses, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops and business-focused breakout sessions from experts from Ohio, the Midwest and beyond. But it won't be all work: You'll make new friends at our evening mixers, explore our trade show and network with makers — it'll be a weekend-long retreat with your best craft buddies. We hope you can join us!

Our keynote speakers for 2018 are the Crafty Chica herself, Kathy Cano Murillo, knitter and TV host Vickie Howell, 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. Check out our fabulous speakers: https://midwestcraftcon.com/2018-speakers/

And here is our full schedule! https://midwestcraftcon.com/2018-schedule/

When is it?
Midwest Craft Con will be from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16-18, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Dublin, about 20 minutes north of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

What's included?
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! We are providing lunch. You are responsible for booking your hotel room.

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. 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!

Midwest Craft Con is created for mid-career crafters and creative businesspeople who have a few years of experience running a small business and who want to improve on it. Alongside the keynote talks, breakouts and panel discussions, this year we are also offering a track of hands-on crafting workshops that are included in your weekend ticket.