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by Association For Creative Industries
January ​17-21, 2019

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​17
Show floor open January 19-21

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2019 Features

Creativation ​is a place where creative businesses of all types and sizes can visit to discover new and exciting opportunities; a place that feels familiar, like home, yet that facilitates new partners and connections, and prepares your business for the year ahead and beyond.

Here are places and events you should look for while attending Creativation:

The Stamping Village

Introducing the Stamping Village, a new collaborative concept debuting at Creativation 2019!  The Stamping Village is a group of stamp vendors surrounding a shared space designed for education, socializing, and relaxing.  Experience the collaborative village atmosphere and enjoy village activities, including cross-company make-takes, information sessions with industry personalities, a treasure hunt, a photo booth, giveaways, and much more!  Join us in the Stamping Village; your new favorite collaborative space at Creativation.  

Visit for more details, and follow them on Instagram @thestampingvillage and Facebook @thestampingvillage.  

Founding members include:  Altenew, Art Impressions, Concord & 9th, Dare 2B Artzy, Gina K Designs, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Pinkfresh Studio, Waffle Flower

Creativation University

Learn what’s new, what’s trending and how you can drive your business forward to success through seminars and workshops at Creativation University. Participate in classes that channel your enthusiasm, sharpen your business skills, and expand your knowledge of the creative arts industry – all led by industry experts, professional educators, and your creative peers.

The Satin Ice Sweet Spot

Visit The Sweet Spot, sponsored by Satin Ice, and see for yourself why cake-decorating is the fastest growing craft in the U.S.!  Engage with inspirational cake artists from The Food Network and The Cooking Channel.  Try your hand at decorating cakes, cupcakes, cookies...even donuts!  Taste the new chocolate-based products launching in 2019...yummy!!!  Cake-decorating is more exciting than ever, more creative than ever...and now even more delicious! Take a look at the Satin Ice Sweet Spot daily schedule.

Sharing the Creative Heart

Look for free hidden pieces of art passionately made by the AFCI Designer Section members. All of the art pieces will be tagged with a special message. When you find your piece of art, take a photo and post it to Instagram using #CREATIVATION

School House

Want to take hands-on workshops but have a hard time fitting them into your busy Show-day schedule?  Come experience the Schoolhouse, 60-90 minute workshops - right on the Show floor!  Tickets are required.  Pre-register online or buy onsite at Registration.