Schedule-At-A-Glance

last update - 1/17/23
* GCCC  = Greater Columbus Convention Center

FRIDAY - MARCH 31
8am to 5pm Registration
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OCATION: *GCCC - Main Concource outside of Hall C
8am to 5pm
Exhibitor Set Up
LOCATION: * GCCC - Hall C
9am to 12:30noon ** Retail Columbus Store Tour (limited space) - sign up in Registration Education Section
11am to 5:30pm  Education Business Seminars & Product Workshops - EDUCATION DETAILS
All sessions at *GCCC except for Retail Columbus Store Tour
  • 9am to 12:30pm: Retail Columbus Store Tour **
  • 11am to 12:30pm: Paper Makes a Difference     
  • 12noon to 1:30pm: Encaustic 101: Painting With Wax
  • 12:30 to 1:45pm: Technology and Creative Products
  • 12:30 to 2:30pm: Czech Karo Bracelet    
  • 2 to 3pm: Cracking the Code to What Customers Crave
  • 2:30 to 5pm: Everyday Cardmaking with Sizzix    
  • 3 to 4:15pm: The Media and Events Landscape
  • 3:30 to 5pm: Introduction to R&F Pigment Sticks
  • 4:30 to 5:30pm: What Should Your Store Look Like?
SATURDAY - APRIL 1
8am to 5pm
Registration
LOCATION: *GCCC - Main Concourse outside of Hall C 
8am to 5pm Exhibitor Set Up
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
8:30am to 5pm Education - Business Seminars & Product Workshops
  • 8:30 to 10am: Elevate Your Business with Short Form Video
  • 8:30 to 10:30am: Craft with Light with Chibitronics
  • 9 to 10am: Visual Merchandising Not So 101: How to Set Displays that Sell
  • 9 to 11am: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in Bloom
  • 10 to 11:15pm: Wellness Panel
  • 10 to 11:30am: Digital Marketing Toolkit for Art and Craft Retailers in 2023
  • 11 to 1pm: Letterpress Made Better with Spellbinders
  • 11:30am to 12:30pm: Ethical Use of AI & Emerging Technologies in the Creative Industries
  • 11:30am to 1:30pm: Diamond Dotz Freestyle. Creating a Unique Badge Holder
  • 12:30 to 1:30pm: 10 Power Ideas to Keep Your Customers Close!
  • 1 to 3pm: Ditch the Brayer with Dina Wakley and Ranger
  • 1:30 to 3pm: Working with Designers
  • 2 to 3pm: How to Get Started with Live Selling
  • 3 to 4:30pm: Increase Sales and Build Loyalty Through Enhanced Staff Training
  • 3 to 5pm: Fabric Flowers Necklace
  • 3 to 4:30pm: Larger Than Life Stamps and Stencils with Altenew
  • 3:30 to 5pm: Can The Art Materials Industry Create  New Long-Term Customers by Engaging Academia More Effectively?
5:30 to 6:15pm Meet the Creative Professionals - co-located with Welcome Reception
5:30 to 7:30pm

Welcome Reception
LOCATION: Regency Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Columbus

  • 5:30 to 6:15pm - Cocktail Hour
  • 5:30 to 6:15pm - Meet the Creative Professionals
  • 6:15 to 7:30pm – Welcome Reception Program
  • 6:15 to 6:30pm - Board of Directors Announcements
  • 6:30 to 7:00pm - Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award Presentations
  • 7:00 to 7:25pm - Keynote Speaker, Blake Barrios
  • 7:25 to 7:30pm - Announcement - 2024 Creativation by Namta Location!
SUNDAY - APRIL 2
7:45am Grab 'n Go Breakfast
LOCATION: Union Station Ballroom, *GCCC 1st Floor
8:15 - 9:45am Industry Research Study Presentation and Panel Discussion
LOCATION: Union Station Ballroom, *GCCC 1st Floor
12noon The Intersection of Fine Arts and Crafts with Kizer and Bender
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C on Trade Show Floor
Seminar compliments of Presenters

9:55am Opening Ceremony
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C Entry
10am- 5pm Exhibit Hall Open
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C

10am - 4pm Demo Alley 
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C

TBD Cornhole Tournament
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
3 - 3:30pm Creativation by Namta Booth Awards
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C - Namta Booth #343
5 - 6pm What’s Exciting in the Exhibit Hall
LOCATION: Room C160 A&B
7 - 10pm

President’s Reception
LOCATION: COSI - Center of Science and Industry
Buses will start picking up at 6:30pm

MONDAY - APRIL 3
9am - 5pm
Exhibit Hall Open
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
10am -4pm Demo Alley
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
TBD Cornhole Tournament
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
10am - 4pm Demo Alley
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
6pm - 8pm Next Generation Happy Hour
LOCATION: Pins (141 North 4th Street)
TUESDAY - APRIL 4
9am - 2pm Exhibit Hall Open
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C

(Final Day - Closes at 2pm)
10am - 1pm Demo Alley
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
Starts at 2pm Exhibitor Teardown
LOCATION: *GCCC - Hall C
 
 
 

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