Craftcation Workshop Proposal Information

HELLO! We’re excited to receive and review your Workshop Proposal(s). To get you started, let me cover just a few pieces of info that will help you get through this process.

Please read each section of the workshop basics below, even if you are a returning presenter, as the 2022 Conference format has changed a bit from what you may know from the past. 

Use the teal button at the bottom of this page to access the Proposal Form.

YOU MUST submit one proposal form for EACH workshop you are proposing.

If you have a question that was not answered on this page, or the Proposal Form, please send me a note and I’ll track down an answer.

Workshop Basics


  • HANDS-ON CRAFT WORKSHOPS: These are workshops where attendees actually craft something that they will take home with them. (Supply information below)
  • PANELS: These are business discussions with a moderator and three or more panelists selected by our team. If you have a panel idea, please use the proposal submission form to submit your idea.
  • LECTURES: Business classes you present solo, usually on a niche subject that you are an expert in. (ex: Photoshop 101, Grow your Email List, Selling on Etsy)
  • SPECIAL EVENTS: These consist of tours, off-site workshops, get-togethers. (Some examples we’ve seen in the past: Walking photo tour of Ventura, Beachside Watercolor, Crochet and Crafting at a local brewery)
  • OFFICE HOURS: This is your chance to meet with attendees one-on-one to answer questions based on your expertise. Office hours are offered in 1-3 hour blocks of time divided into 10-20 minute one-on-one sessions (blocks and increments are up to you). These are optional but are a great way for you to build your client base in an intimate setting. These sessions are limited and given to presenters on a first come first serve basis.

workshop DURATION and TIme blocks:

Morning workshops are from 9:30am – 11:30am
Afternoon workshops are from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm. 

All workshops are at least two hours long (one time block). Most craft workshops and ALL business workshops will be two hours (one time block). Four hour workshops are reserved for advanced or complex techniques and are broken up into two time blocks. (These time blocks may or may not be on the same day.)

number of workshops:

Presenters are committed to at least three workshops, no matter the format. It is best to submit multiple workshop ideas in the event that another presenter submits the same or similar idea or workshop topic. It helps if the DHL Team has multiple workshops to choose from. We will often repeat the same craft workshop (but business workshops will only be offered once). Each workshop you teach (even if it’s a repeat) counts towards your workshop total.

YOU MUST submit one proposal form for EACH workshop you are proposing.


Please take into account that attendees will be at various levels with their businesses but most will be in year 2-5 of having a business. We aim to present intermediate and advanced business education. Please plan on a Q & A session during your 2-hour workshop slot. Feel free to get creative and have breakout groups to put principles into practice if that fits your topic. 


LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Our attendees come with a varying range of skills and a deep desire to learn, learn, learn. Workshop levels can be beginner, intermediate or advanced.

SUPPLIES: For beginner and intermediate level classes, supplies should be fairly simple. We have basic equipment in our inventory like scissors, sewing machines, rulers, cutters, etc. Anything outside of that, let us know what you need and we’ll work with a sponsor to get it. When you list your supplies you will need to INCLUDE EVERYTHING! Don’t assume the room will have pencils or scissors, if you don’t list it, we won’t have it.



Use this form to send a question directly to Katie Mac. 
She’ll get back to you ASAP with an answer to your question.