summit of awesome 2011

28 Sep

Last summer, Miranda, Robert and I decided to drive down to Portland and attend the Summit of Awesome. We had a few friends that would be speaking at the event plus Miranda had never been to Portland and really, Rob and I didn’t need an excuse to drive down there, so tickets were bought and suitcases were packed. I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of conferences. I think I struggle with the idea of sitting still and having to listen for long periods of time, but I was wrong. This event changed everything. I had found my people!

Organized by Hello Craft, a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. They will be hosting their third annual Summit of Awesome from October 20-22, 2011, in Baltimore, MD and we are pleased to announce that we, along with Rachel Bone from Red Prairie Press, will be presenting two sessions at the event:

  1. Craft Fair Organizing
  2. Craft Fair Application Critique

The Summit of Awesome will bring together over 200 creative types from across the country – from the dabbler to the pro – to learn about the indie craft world, how to jump start their business, and sell their wares in this recovering economy. This 3-day event will include business seminars, craft education, and hands-on workshops. You can see a full line of speakers here including keynote Jay McCarroll, season 1 winner of Project Runway! Register for your tickets here!

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