2018 Midwest Craft Con Speaker Proposal
Thanks so much in your interest in presenting at Midwest Craft Con, a conference for craft business owners and creative entrepreneurs happening February 16-18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Our keynote speakers for 2018 are Kathy Cano-Murillo, Kelley Deal, and Gemma Correll! We're looking to the creative community to find new speakers to share their expertise. Please fill out the form below with your specific pitch for a session by Sept. 15 to be considered for Midwest Craft Con 2018. .

Our target audience is what we call mid-career makers, people who have run a creative business for at least two years. A successful session pitch will keep those businesspeople in mind, and we love it when people put own spin on the topic. You can see last year's full class schedule here: https://midwestcraftcon.com/2017-schedule/. Breakout sessions are 1.5 hours in length, including any Q&A time. We love hearing pitches regarding marketing, business, finances, legalities, work-life balance, ideation, creativity and other craft business issues. We're not looking for medium-specific workshops at this time.

Invited speakers will receive an honorarium, hotel stay and admission to the three-day conference and some additional surprises. (If you buy an early bird ticket but then are invited to speak, we will refund your ticket.) We aren't able to extend invitations to everyone who submits ideas, but we hope you will plan to join us in February no matter what! We will be in touch later in the fall either way.

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Where do you live? *
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Who are you? *
Write a one-sentence bio about yourself.
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Have you presented at any conferences or taught workshops before? Tell us about it. *
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What would you like to talk about at Midwest Craft Con? *
Give us a two- or three-sentence description of a session you'd like to teach. Feel free to suggest multiple ideas! Note: Giving a unique angle will help us make our decisions. Instead of a general topic like "social media for craft businesses," we're much more moved by something like "Becoming a crafty Instagram all-star."
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Would you be willing to speak on a panel as well? *
We hope to include some of our speakers on panels discussing big-picture issues in the craft industry.
Who else should we invite to present at Midwest Craft Con?
This could be a local friend or a dream speaker!
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