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Maker Conference – A conference for Canadian artisans, artists and designers

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Maker Conference – March 21, 2107

Craftadian and Canadian Small Business Women present: Maker Conference
The Maker Small Business Conference is a one-day full of education, maker success stories and valuable insights from makers just like you.

 

 

ABOUT

The Maker Small Business Conference is a one-day full of education, maker success stories and valuable insights from makers just like you. The day features informative presentations by industry experts, panel discussions on topics relevant to makers. The event includes a continental breakfast, hot lunch, beverages and snacks. It’s a day to be inspired and help you grow your creative business.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Get inspired and surround yourself with like-minded makers. Gain valuable insight on running a successful creative business.

This event is for you if you are:

    • looking to connect with other makers
    • looking for guidance and inspiration for your business
    • hoping to learn from fellow makers to grow your business
    • requiring guidance/coaching to take your business to the next level

WHEN:

Tuesday March 21, 2017; 8:00AM – 5:00PM


WHERE:

Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre, 35 Brunel Road , Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

Maker Conference


REGISTRATION: Maker Conference

Registration Includes:

  • Conference Full Access Pass (access to all speakers/workshops)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Hot Buffet Lunch
  • Coffee/Snacks
  • Swag Bag

** SAVE 25% off your ticket when you buy before January 20, 2017 **

Single One-Day Pass: $59.99 each | ($74.99 after January 20, 2017)
Bring a Friend Rate (2 guests): $50.99 each | ($63.74 each after January 20, 2017)
Group Rate (group of 6 or more): $44.99 each | ($56.24 each after January 20, 2017)

 

AGENDA: Maker Conference

*DRAFT topic times and speakers may shuffle as we draw closer*

8:00am – 9:00am
REGISTRATION / BREAKFEST

9:00am – 9:15am
WELCOME MESSAGE

9:15am – 10:10am
MORNING SPEAKER: CRAFTING YOUR MARKETING PLAN
Join Cheryl Rankin, Fit For Business to get some great marketing tips on how to market your products with little or no money.  Whether you are selling your products one at a time or starting to sell wholesale, this workshop will help you. Ideas will help you stretch your marketing dollars and make sales a bit easier.

Anyone who attends the workshop can get a complimentary 30 minute phone consultation from Fit For Business.

SPEAKER: Cheryl Rankin (Fit For Business)

10:10am – 10:30am
MORNING COFFEE/SNACK BREAK

10:40am – 11:30am
“SELLING WHOLESALE” PANEL
This panel will feature expert advice, guidance and success stories:
• How to get starting selling wholesale
• Tips for newbies interested in wholesale
• Etsy Wholesale
• Success Stories and Tips

SPEAKERS: Dayna Langlois (Dayna Lee Collection), Cathy Thorne (Everyday People Prints)

11:40am – 12:45pm
HOT BUFFET LUNCH / NETWORKING

12:30pm – 1:00pm
SWAG BAG STRETCH

1:00pm- 1:40pm
“SELLING AT SHOWS” PANEL
This panel will feature expert advice, guidance and success stories:
• Tips on the Application Process (how to stand out)
• Show Organizers Voice (What we see)
• How to rock it at your next show

SPEAKERS: Jacqueline Hunter (Craftadian), Andreana Hudson (The Vintage Marketplace, Stuffed, Bump Baby Toddler Expo) and Ariane Griffith (Etsy York Region).

1:50pm – 2:40pm
AFTERNOON SPEAKER: SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT

SPEAKER: Kelly Farrell (Teach Me Social)

2:50pm – 3:10pm
MORNING COFFEE/SNACK BREAK

3:10pm – 4:00pm
“HELP MY BUSINESS … ” COMMUNITY PANEL
This open panel will open it up to the audience for a Q&A. An opportunity to ask the burning question affecting your business.  All conference attendees can chime in and offer community support.

4:00pm – 4:30pm
CLOSING REMARKS


SPEAKERS

Our speakers are local makers just like you. It’s a community and it takes a village. This year we wanted to inspire makers with local success stories and feature local industry experts. Stay tuned, our speaker line up will be announced soon. If you are interested in being a speaker please email info@craftadian.ca

SPEAKERS:

Cheryl Rankin (Fit For Business)

Jacqueline Hunter (Craftadian)

Andreana Hudson (The Vintage Marketplace, Stuffed, Bump Baby Toddler Expo)

Ariane Griffith (Etsy York Region)

Kelly Farrell (Teach Me Social)

Dayna Langlois (Dayna Lee Collection)

Cathy Thorne (Everyday People Prints)

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Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
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Organizer

Canadian Small Business Women
Website:
http://canadiansmallbusinesswomen.ca

Venue

Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre
35 Brunel Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3E8 Canada
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