this year, one of my favorite crafty communities over here on the east coast is debuting their very first conference for creatives, the makers summit. created by the makers of the indie craft parade (my most favorite craft fair), this conference is sure to be amazing.
the makers summit, is a one-day business conference for the creative community, on saturday, feb. 2, 2013 in greenville, sc. tickets are $100, and includes breakfast, lunch, and private consultations with industry experts.
designed to help artists and creatives start and run successful businesses, attendees will hear practical advice from industry experts, including keynote speakers from etsy and spoonflower. in addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in collective discussions. a variety of topics will be covered throughout the day including marketing, establishing a business identity, and expanding your market. other speakers who will participate in the event include grace kang from retail recipes, justin gammon from brains of fire, amy flurry from recipe for press, and amy ellis from mailchimp.
after the conference, all the attendees are also invited to join the after-party, the best craft party ever. you'll enjoy a full gourmet dinner provided by some of the best local chefs and be able to create and mingle with experts and peers alike (project stations and supplies will be provided). the craft party begins at 7 p.m., and is separate from the makers summit conference, but tickets are only $50. it's the perfect date or night out with friends!
interested? sign up or learn more over at the makers summit.