Published on January 12th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell1
Craftcation: An Indie Business and DIY Conference
Vacations are amazing, but a craftcation? The thought of one makes my heart flutter! Craftcation is an indie business and DIY conference that will be taking place in Ventura, California on March 22-25, 2012.
Not only do you get to enjoy the beauty and beaches of Ventura, but you get to choose from over 50 workshops, lectures, and events led by over 30 presenters. Presenters include Jenny Hart, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Cathy Callahan, Christine Haynes, Lauren Venell, Nicole Vasbinder, Aida Mollenkamp, Evan Klieman, Rena Tom and The Urban Craft Center.
This is the perfect opportunity to take a vacation, get crafty, learn about the business aspect of creating, and meet a community of people who are as passionate as you are about crafting! The producers of Craftcation explain:
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:
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. For more details on the many DIY workshops offered, check them out here!
meet & greets, pop-up shops, yoga, bbq & cocktail socials and so much more!
[All images via Craftcation, used with permission]