Alt Summit was last week and as I’ve mentioned here, I crazy-person stalked the Alt twitter feed for two days straight soaking up every bit of advice I could. So I wouldn’t be wrong to say that creative conferences are on my mind lately. The email that I got from Nicole Stevenson last week couldn’t have come at a better time either. Who is Nicole you ask? Well, Nicole, along with her aunt Delilah Snell, founded the Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival (a local Southern California fair) and both ladies have recently announced their most recent crafty venture Craftcation.
I am so glad Nicole let me know about the conference so that I can share Craftcation with you all today. SoCal readers in particular take note. Craftcation is an indie business and DIY conference that will be taking place in Ventura on March 22-25. Like Alt, Craftcation focuses on small, independent creative businesses. The lucky attendees can not only expect great business advice from craft industry powerhouses but also a lot of fun, hands-on DIY classes. From the looks of the schedule I can say that Nicole and Delilah have put together a perfect mix of educational classes, networking opportunities, and fun.
Check out the Craftcation website to get all of the details, including the schedule and all of the speakers. There are some impressive names on the list. I think there is such a need for a conference like this in Southern California. There are a lot of indie craft fairs here so clearly there is this network of small business owners who could use some support and advice. Bravo to Nicole and Delilah for seeing this need and starting something particularly with Etsy sellers and craft fair vendors in mind.
Are there any SoCal business owners out there looking to grow their business? This could be a great investment and the jumpstart you need for the new year.
Photos courtesy of Craftcation.