Creativation by NAMTA 2024 Schedule

New Orleans, LA | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Join us spring 2024 in New Orleans, LA for the creative materials industry’s can’t-miss conference and trade show Creativation by NAMTA. Want to know more about Creativation? Learn more
 
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Creativation Daily Schedule

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shuttle Service between the New Orleans Marriott and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Registration Hall F Lobby, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Set Up Hall F, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Retail Store Tour Departs from the New Orleans Marriott

11:00 am to 7:30 pm 

Education: Business Seminars & Product Workshops Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Innovation Unleashed: How LIVE Video Can Boost Your Growth 
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Spellbinders Cardmaking & Embossing Class
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: From Palette to Profit: Mastering the Art of Entrepreneurship in the Creative Field
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Community Engagement & Experiential Market Building
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Watercolor Magic with Altenew x Sarah Simon
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Mastering Resin Art
  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Teaching & Demonstration Boost
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Intellectual Property Rights: What You Need to Know as You Launch & Market New Products
  • 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Acrylic Family Workshop
  • 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm: Botanical Impressions with Sizzix: Exploring Stamping Techniques in Cardmaking
  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Marketing
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Money in Your Pocket
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: How to Sell 8x More in Your Store
  • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Store Display for Days!
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Light Up Your Sales with Pre-designed Classes
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Reclaiming Creativity with Innovation - A Hands-on Workshop with DecoArt
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: The Marketing Hourglass: Learn & Share (Facilitated Brainstorming Session)
  • 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: The Value of Video: Profit, Education, Community
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Practical AI: Moving beyond the hype to practical use cases
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Sublimation Unleashed: How to Integrate Sublimation & Increase Profits at Your Store!
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Explore This! The Big Business of Summer Fun
5:00 to 7:00 pm Mardi Gras Social - Meet the Creative Professionals Room 244/245, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Sunday, March 24, 2024

7:00 am to 5:30 pm

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shuttle Service between the New Orleans Marriott and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Registration Hall F Lobby, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set Up Hall F, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Education - Business Seminars & Product Workshops Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

  • 8:30 am to 10:30 am: Sizzix Presents: Exploring Mixed Media with 49 and Market
  • 8:30 am to 10:30 am: Dare to create with Simon Hurley & Ranger
  • 8:30 am to 10:30 am: Crafts Meet Lasers: Boost Sales with Add-Ons 
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am: AR and Art: Using Augmented Reality to Create and Enhance Physical Artwork
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Beyond the Sales Floor: How Savvy Retailers Connect with Their Communities
  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am: Sustainability: A discussion around responsibilities and opportunities for brands and retailers
  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Curiosity to Confidence: Light Up Your Crafts with Chibitronics
  • 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Content Mastery: Elevating Business Success in the Digital Landscape
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am: Sharpie Creative Marker
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: Helping Your Customers Understand the Safe Use of Creative Materials
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: Hahnemuhle USA: Paper Makes a Difference
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Watermedia Workshop
  • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Sizzix Presents: Tropical Cardmaking with Catherine Pooler
  • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Mixed Media Explorations with Dina Wakley & Ranger
  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Diamond Dotz Freestyle
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Lessons from a Shop Owner
  • 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Digital Marketing Toolkit for Art and Craft Retailers in 2024
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Champagne Strategies on a Beer Budget: No-Cost, Low-Cost Marketing Ideas for Retailers
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Using Analytics to Inform your Marketing Strategy
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Artesprix Presents: Sublimation Crafting Without a Printer
  • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm: The New Frontier - Capturing Creativity Legally and Using It to Sell 
  • 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Live Botanical Painting with The Mint Gardener & The Stoneground Paint Co.
  • 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Celebrate 20 years of Tim Holtz Distress with Cheiron Brandon and Ranger
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: The Business of Creativity
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Mardi Gras Marketing Madness: Catching Beads and Crowning Kings & Queens!
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Bright Ideas with Chibitronics - Techniques and Tricks for Crafting with Light
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Small Space, Big Dreams: Networking and Online Course for the Cash Registers 'Ching
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Introducing Experiential Crafting to your store through UV Resin Kits
5:30 to 7:30 pm  Welcome Reception Grand Ballroom, New Orleans Marriott
Monday, March 25, 2024

7:00 am to 5:30 pm

7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shuttle Service between the New Orleans Marriott and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Registration Hall F Lobby, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

8:00 am Creativation Kickoff Breakfast Hall F Lobby, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
9:20 am  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Entrance to Hall F, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
9:30 am to 5:00 pm Trade Show Hall F, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Demo Alley - Let's Get Messy! Booth #329, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
3:00 to 3:30 pm Creativation by NAMTA 2024 Exhibitor Awards NAMTA Booth #341, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 

4:00 to 5:00 pm

 
6:30 - 10:30 pm

O' Canada Happy Hour NAMTA Booth #341, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

 

Shuttle Service 
for the President's Reception between the New Orleans Marriott and Mardi Gras World

7:00 to 10:00 pm President's Reception Mardi Gras World
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

7:00 am to 5:30 pm

7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shuttle Service between the New Orleans Marriott and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Registration Hall F Lobby, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

8:00 am 
Meet and Greet: Coffee with the Creative Professionals Demo Alley Booth #329, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Trade Show Hall F, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

3:00 pm

Demo Alley - Try Something New! Booth #329, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Ice Cream and Cake Break
sponsored by Ampersand Art Supply in honor of their 30th Anniversary, Demo Alley Booth #329, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

 6:00 to 7:30 pm Old Timer's Whiskey Tasting The Sazerac House
6:00 to 8:00 pm Next Generation Happy Hour Stumpy's Hatchet House
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

7:00 am to 5:30 pm

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Shuttle Service between the New Orleans Marriott and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Registration Hall F Lobby, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Trade Show Hall F, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

10:00 am to 1:00 pm Demo Alley - Improving Efficiency: Technology and Sustainability Booth #329, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


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