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.