Schedule

Event times are listed in CST - Central Standard Time

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Retailers and Buyers Registration $99

 



Schedule is subject to change. 

All times listed below in bold are in Central Standard Time. Access a time zone conversion tool here.

Bonus! Meet your Creativation+ emcees who will be guilding you through the virtual event.


Monday, March 15

10:00 - 11:30 am CST (10:00 - 11:30)
Keynote: Agile Organizations Thrive During Turbulent Times
Joe Rotella, Create & Craft LLC
Turbulent times have shown that successful organizations quickly adjust to change and adapt to find new ways of working. Agile organizations have a clear unifying purpose, a culture of learning and collaboration, and engaged teams led by effective leaders. Learn how you can build an organization that embraces change, survives, and thrives in an ever-changing world. 
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11:30 am - 12:00 pm CST (11: 15 - 12:00)
International Networking Opportunity - Global Connection+
Global attendees are encouraged to join us at the start of Creativation+ to connect virtually in this casual peer-to-peer networking event.

12:00 - 5:00 pm CST (12:00 - 17:00)
Exhibit Hall Open
The Creativation+ Exhibit Hall is open throughout the day for attendees to explore; however, a dedicated hour from 12:00 - 1:00 pm will allow attendees to connect with the hundreds of exhibitors at their booths. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to use the 1:00 - 5:00 pm time slot for appointments and meetings.

1:15 - 2:15 pm CST (13:15 - 14:15)
Education Sessions
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2:30 - 3:15 pm CST (14:30 - 15:15)
Sponsored Education - Decoart and Jacquard Products

3:30  - 4:30 pm CST (15:30 - 16:30)
Education Sessions
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Tuesday, March 16

8:30 - 9:30 am CST (8:30 - 9:30)
Sponsored Education - colart
Details to come!

9:45 - 10:45 am CST (9:45 - 10:45)
Networking Opportunity - Birds of a Feather
Breakout rooms hosted by subject matter experts will be organizated on key topics and industry trends to foster attendee connection and discussion.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm CST (11:00 - 12:15)
Industry Panel: Moving Forward Together - The Creative Industries in 2021
John Bishop, Doodlebug Design, Inc.; Dawn Johnson & Kellie Gould, Owners, Memory Bound Paper Craft Store; A.V. Perkins, AV Does What; Shawn Szirbik, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing
Almost a full year since COVID-19 changed the retail and manufacturing business as we know it, this panel will reflect on the long-lasting impacts, how folks are getting back to business and continuing to adapt, and where we are headed. This discussion will include the growth of eCommerce, contact-less connection points with your customers, changing customer trends, and more!

12:00 - 5:00 pm CST (12:00 - 17:00)
Exhibit Hall Open
The Creativation+ Exhibit Hall is open throughout the day for attendees to explore; however, a dedicated hour from 12:00 - 1:00 pm will allow attendees to connect with the hundreds of exhibitors at their booths. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to use the 1:00 - 5:00 pm time slot for appointments and meetings.

1:15 - 2:15 pm CST (13:15 - 14:15)
Education Sessions
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2:30 - 3:15 pm CST (14:30 - 15:15)
Sponsored Education - Uchida and Bob Ross Inc.

3:30  - 4:30 pm CST (15:30 - 16:30)
Education Sessions
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Wednesday, March 17

8:30 - 9:30 am CST (8:30 - 9:30)
Sponsored Education - Faber Castell
Details to come!

9:45 - 10:45 am CST (9:45 - 10:45)
Networking Opportunity - Game Show!
Details to come!

11:00 am - 12:15 pm CST (11:00 - 12:15)
Innovation Hour
Ursula Morgan, Crafts Group, Premier Needle Arts​.; Kimberly Coffin, Sweet Red Poppy; Antonis Tzanidakis, Mixed Media Artist
Learn about some of the most innovative new products to be hitting the shelves in 2021, followed by a conversation with an industry trailblazer around the future of creative, trends to be aware of, and the risks of not embracing innovation in your business. 

12:00 - 5:00 pm CST (12:00 - 17:00)
Exhibit Hall Open
The Creativation+ Exhibit Hall is open throughout the day for attendees to explore; however, a dedicated hour from 12:00 - 1:00 pm will allow attendees to connect with the hundreds of exhibitors at their booths. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to use the 1:00 - 5:00 pm time slot for appointments and meetings.

1:15 - 2:15 pm CST (13:15 - 14:15)
Education Sessions
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2:30 - 3:15 pm CST (14:30 - 15:15)
Sponsored Education

3:30  - 4:30 pm CST (15:30 - 16:30)
Education Sessions
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Thursday, March 18

9:45 - 10:45 am CST (9:45 - 10:45)
Sponsored Education - Golden Artist Colors
Details to come!

9:45 - 10:45 am CST (9:45 - 10:45)
Emerging Leaders Discussion
Join us as Next Generation stakeholders present on the industry impacts of COVID-19 and what they see for the industry moving forward.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm CST (11:00 - 12:15)
Industry Panel: Leading with Confidence
Lisa Kiser (Moderator), Beacon Adhesives; Sara Davies, Crafter’s Companion; Monica Tetteh, Black Makers Matter; Tricia Waddell, Golden Peak Media
Our future is reliant on diverse talent bringing new ideas and unique experiences to the creative career. This panel discussion will focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives to propel us forward, how to lead with confidence, and how partnerships between industry leaders can enable innovation.
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12:00 - 5:00 pm CST (12:00 - 17:00)
Exhibit Hall Open
The Creativation+ Exhibit Hall is open throughout the day for attendees to explore; however, a dedicated hour from 12:00 - 1:00 pm will allow attendees to connect with the hundreds of exhibitors at their booths. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to use the 1:00 - 5:00 pm time slot for appointments and meetings.

1:15 - 2:15 pm CST (13:15 - 14:15)
Education Sessions
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2:30 - 3:15 pm CST (14:30 - 15:15)
Sponsored Education

3:30  - 4:30 pm CST (15:30 - 16:30)
Education Sessions
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4:30  - 5:30 pm CST (16:30 - 17:30)
Networking Activity
Details to come!

 


Friday, March 19

10:00 - 11:00 am CST (10:00 - 11:00)
Education Sessions
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11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST (11:00 - 13:00)
Exhibit Hall Open

1:15 - 2:30 pm CST (13:15 - 14:30)
 Networking Opportunity - Creativation plus Art Materials World 2022
Join your colleagues to look ahead to AFCI and Namta's co-located event in Orlando, Florida in April of 2022. At this networking event, you will make connections that will pave the way and help you plan for success next year.