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Tools of the Trades: The Conference for Makers By Makers

Ready to take your business, handmade product, or craft to the next level? Our partners and friends, CraftNOW and NextFab, are hosting their third annual Tools of the Trades conference, from March 20th - 22nd, and tickets are now open for registration!




Tools of the Trades, a 3-day hybrid conference, will provide a series of virtual discussions and in-person workshops, covering topics geared toward creative learning. Join hundreds of like-minded makers and artists to connect with industry experts, peers, and valuable resources in this two-day virtual, one-day in-person event that brings artisans to business resources in Philadelphia and beyond. 


Tools of the Trades, is designed for makers, craft-focused businesses, and artists to focus on creative learning and to provide them resources to help grow their creative ventures. Early-bird virtual, all-access, workshops, and happy hour tickets are available now! Use Promo Code Make48 for 10% off!


Tickets unlock access to:

  • 10 virtual sessions on grants, business basics, social media, defining your creative success, and much more. 

  • Hands-on workshops such as getting into galleries/retail stores, pricing your work, product photography, & sales for introverts.

  • Mentorship Happy Hour to connect with industry leaders, celebrity makers, and gallery & retail store owners. 

  • Digital Toolkit to foster learning and growth outside the conference, including a curated list of business resources, promos, & consulting hours with local and national industry leaders and mentors.

  • Leave this conference with a feeling of embodiment and a sense of confidence knowing you are on the pathway to success.

  • Dive into virtual talks on digital marketing, funding your passion project, and getting into retail shops. Gain practical skills through hands-on in-person workshops, covering gallery representation, product photography, pricing strategies, and more. 



Tools of the Trades is your chance to learn, grow, and network alongside fellow multi-passionate introverts, fostering creative success however you choose to define it. This conference strives to emphasize approachability, affordability, and a supportive environment for all. You’ll be connected to artisans, business resources, experts, and peers in the craft community. For more information and to see the full speaker list and register, visit: https://www.toolsofthetrades.org/ 


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