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by Association For Creative Industries
January 16-20, 2020

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​16
Show floor open January 18-20

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​Call For Submissions

Are you looking for the chance to showcase your products or business best practices to an audience of business owners, buyers and influencers in the creative industry?

We invite you to share your expertise with the AFCI community at Creativation ​​University taking place January 16-20, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Please complete the following steps to submit a proposal to present.  The deadline to submit your proposal is June 17.  Selected speakers will be notified in August.

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AFCI Workshops run between 90 minutes and 2.5 hours.  They are hands-on learning opportunities across all of AFCI member categories including fine arts, food crafting/edible arts, home decor, jewelry making, mixed media, needlework, paper crafting, party/special occasion, scrapbooking, sewing/quilting/fabric arts and more.  Workshops may focus on specific products within your organization.  Please review the Workshop Rules and Regulations before submitting your workshop.

APPLY TODAY to submit a workshop

​BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS:  AFCI Business Presentations focus on the craft/maker's needs as an owner, salesperson and marketer.  Topics may include accounting, blogging, branding and/or manufacturing, digital marketing, eCommerce, legal, point of sale, shipping solutions, social media, technology and more.  Formats may include seminars, panels, roundtables and other unique ways to encourage interactivity and idea sharing.  These sessions do not reference or promote specific products or services.

APPLY TODAY to present a business presentation 

        Why Should My Organization Present at Creativation 2020?

This is your chance to educate creative business owners about your new products or share your business expertise.  Participating in the Creativation education program enhances your presence at the show by driving booth traffic and building new connections. 

What Should I Review Before I Submit?

Download the Creativation 2020 submission checklist to:

  • View the information we'll ask you to submit
  • Get familiar with the submission guidelines
  • Gain ideas on how to make your submission stand out

What Topics Should I Submit?

Looking for some inspiration?  Creativation 2020 targeted topics include:

  • Marketing and branding strategies to expand your business and bring in new customers 
  • Social media (beginner and advanced)
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Roundtable topics to encourage networking and peer sharing
  • New products and trends