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January 14-18, 2021

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November 30th 2016 - Attendee News

Dear Creativation Friend,

There are less than 50 days until Creativation, and if you saw our Mannequin Challenge video you know time is not standing still. To help you stay on track, this newsletter includes the education and networking experiences you can still take advantage of at Creativation to set your company up for success in 2017.

Use this newsletter as a checklist of things you must register for before the holidays. Thanksgiving is over, and New Year’s will be here before you know it! 


Essential Knowledge to Sell 2017’s New Products

You don’t come to Creativation to just see new products – you come to see new products and learn how to use them from the manufacturers who created them. Knowledge is power. Our workshops are designed to provide what you need to sell, the hottest new products of 2017 and get your customers to keep coming back for more.

Workshops like It’s a boy! It’s a girl! It’s an emoji! teach you how to use 3M's latest products and materials to host a successful baby shower!

It is easier than ever to browse through our education tracks because you can filter the education schedule by the below categories.

Art Journaling

Arts & Frames

Arts & Materials





Fine Arts

Food Crafting

General Crafts

Home Décor

Jewelry Making

Maker Space

Mixed Media






Click here to find the right workshops for your business. Once you find the right ones, register here!


The Premier Creativation Networking Event

Join us at Creativation Celebration to be a part of the ultimate celebration and networking event at Creativation!


New! Bakery sponsored by Satin Ice

Just when you thought you knew everything we had up our sleeves, you find a cookie crumb that leads you to our new feature…the Bakery sponsored by Satin Ice! Satin Ice, the world-leading manufacturer of Satin Ice fondant has joined as a sponsor of what can only be described as the most savory area of our show. Here you will find other sponsors such as American Crafts, Ellison/Sizzix, Deflecto, PME and various cookie/cake artists working side-by-side with Satin Ice in creating the most beautiful and delicious piece of arts that you’ve seen. Stay tuned for demo times!

Phoenix Feature

Explore the Heart of Arizona

Make the most of your Phoenix trip before and after Creativation. We’ve partnered with Visit Phoenix to bring you places and discounted trips to explore during your visit. From restaurants to hockey games to Grand Canyon tours, browse our suggestions here.

Featured Program

Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge

If you’ve been contemplating taking our Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge – now’s the time to register. This is your last opportunity to collaborate with our program sponsors and learn how to incorporate products in the growing sewing and fabric categories in your business in 2017.

Watch our recent Facebook Live broadcast where Nidia Negron, our Director of Education and Lisa Kettell, CHA Blogger Member, visited McCall’s Patterns to show you what you will learn, make and accomplish by participating.

Thank you to our Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge sponsors!

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​Exhibitor News

Raffle Giveaways at Town Square

Thanks to our ​awesome exhibitors, we are having Raffle Giveaways at Town Square!

Be sure not to miss these times:

Saturday: 2pm & 5pm
Sunday: 2pm & 5p​m
Monday: 1pm

Products provided by: 

B & B
Beacon Adhesives
Bella Blvd
Concord & 9th
Crafter's Workshop
Create & Craft
Fab Scraps
Hampton Art
Heartfelt Creations
Paperhouse Productions
Pink Fresh
Southern Ridge
The Mountain
Two-Lips  Stamps
Webster's Pages
Zipper Rescue