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Hello Etsy is coming soon!

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Have you heard about Hello Etsy yet?  It’s a series of conferences that are happening in Berlin, Germany and a number of satellite location across the country including Portland, Oregon.  The Portland Hello Etsy is a one day conference for creative business people that I’m really excited to tell you about.  What’s unique about this event is that it’s tailored to fit the needs of a new business person, while offering useful information for the seasoned pros as well.  It’s also for any creative business person, not just people who sell on Etsy.

On September 17th from 9:00am-6pm we’ll converge on the PNCA campus for a day of learning, sharing and networking.   Best of all the whole shebang only costs $20 to attend!  We’re fortunate to have an amazing list of speakers including our keynote speakers, Duane Sorenson of Stumptown Coffee and Rebecca Pearcy of Queen Bee, who will be discussing their business growth.

Here’s the list of workshops that will be happening at the Hello Etsy.  You can find everything from how to have a toxin free workplace on a micro-business scale, to learning how to make peace with your finances, or learn to make your own website in an hour and so much more.  Not to mention all of the little extras that will be supplied at the event like stab bound journals (with supplied donated by collage) that attendees will get to make during the conference to keep notes in, subsidized lunches, snacks and even free moo cards to attendees who sign up early.  Sign up today!

How do I know about this event you might be wondering?  I am the co-chair with the help of Rebecca Kerr from I Heart Art: Portland.  I am also fortunate to be working on this project with the rest of the I Heart Art Leadership Council and  with the folks from Etsy.

WHEN: Saturday, September 17th, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
WHERE
: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW, Johnson St, PDX 97209
Tickets
: $20 RSVP today. Limited space available.

For all of the up-to-the-minute announcements on speakers and workshops, follow us on Twitter and look for the #helloetsy hashtag.

by: jen

 

Hello Etsy is Coming to Portland – Instructors Wanted!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Have you heard the rumors too?  Etsy and I Heart Art are hosting a one-day business conference in Portland called the Hello Etsy PDX Satellite Conference.  This is an affordable, creative business conference happening Saturday, September 17th, 2011, at PNCA.  Some of the workshops will be streamed via Ety’s Livestream channel in conjunction with the larger flag-ship conference Hello Etsy Berlin, happening in Berlin, Germany.

I am co-chairing the PDX portion of this event with Rebecca Kerr, along with tons of help from Isaac Watson.  We are currently opening a call for proposals for instructors to lead 50 minute workshops on the subjects of:

The Big Picture
The Product
The Business
The Market

If you are interesting in leading a workshop check out our request for proposals for more information.  The deadline for proposals is August 5th, 2011.  One quick tip: this is a business conference that will have a broad appeal and will be useful to all creative business people – the focus of this conference is on business, not really arts or crafts.

We’ll have lots of information available about this event in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, tickets are currently available hereGet your tickets while you can because at the low price of $20 they’ll go quickly!

More on this conference soon!

by: jen