Thank you for your interest in becoming a Craftcation Conference Presenter!  If you would like to be considered for a future Craftcation, please use the form at the bottom of this page to tell us about yourself, your teaching history and your workshop idea. If we feel that your workshop would be a good fit for our community, we’ll be in touch with next steps!

For their participation, Craftcation Presenters are offered:

  • Full conference registration including access to over 200 events, workshops and activities (a $649 value) 
  • An awesome goodie bag filled with treats from our sponsors 
  • Your choice of:
    • Two or more nights* of complimentary lodging shared with another awesome presenter OR
    • A $100 nightly stipend for two or more nights* in a room of your own
  • An invitation to join our affiliate program (with an average of $55+ commission per ticket purchased through your custom link)
  • The opportunity to showcase your products (stationery, prints, books, craft kits, etc.) in our fully staffed pop-up shop
  • Optional participation in our book signing event to meet our attendees

PLUS.....

  • Connection and networking with fellow creative entrepreneurs and our sponsors
  • Promotion through our social media, blog and newsletter to over 100k users and subscribers
  • AND, time to enjoy the amazing city of Ventura, CA – a gorgeous, artsy and super fun beach town.

* Lodging and registration offering is based on hosting/participation in a minimum of 3 sessions (workshops, panels, forums, lectures, events, etc). Two night’s stay or stipend is provided for 3 sessions. Each additional session will provide you with an additional night. Presenters hosting/participating in less than 3 sessions will be compensated with a discounted registration rate only.

Craftcation Business Makers Conference California
Craftcation Business Makers Conference California

WORKSHOP FORMATS AVAILABLE AT CRAFTCATION:

  • HANDS-ON CRAFT WORKSHOPS: These are workshops where attendees actually craft something that they will take home with them. These projects usually require the full 2-hour time block to complete.
  • CASUAL CRAFTS / MAKE & TAKES: These are opportunities for our attendees to try a new activity on a walk-in basis. Both of these workshop formats are come and go and the project does not require the full 2-hour time block.
  • 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: (Does not require proposal but is an offering for all Craftcation presenters.) 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 AND PRESENTER POSITIONS ARE NOW FULL FOR CRAFTCATION 2023

Feel free to use the form below to tell us about yourself and your workshop ideas. Your submission will be added to our database for a future opportunity. Also, if a cancelation occurs for 2023 and we feel your idea is a good fit, we will be in touch!

Should you have any questions about a previous submission, feel free to email us!