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Educational Programs Announced for NAMTA's Art Materials World 2010

The show is April 15-17 in Indianapolis. 

by Staff Report (February 15, 2010)

NAMTA's Art Materials World International Convention and Trade Show 2010 will offer an extensive variety of educational programming, from keynote speakers to instructional seminars to sectional meetings.

The day prior to the show's grand opening, attendees may choose from 10 instructional seminars, including a wide range of business and product knowledge topics geared toward art materials retailers. All sessions are led by industry experts and peers. To see the complete listing, visit www.namta.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3338.

Opening Day

Keynote speakers and CLN columnists Kizer & Bender will present "Retail Revolution: Straight Forward Solutions for Uncertain Times," followed by F&W Media with "Creating New Consumers: Targeting Today's Youth." (Note: To read Kizer & Bender's columns, click www.clnonline.com/kizerbender.html.)

Day Two

Keynote speaker John Rise, Director and President of learnArt, opens the second day of the show with a presentation on his unique program that promotes art and art history as a career path for young adults.

Additional presentations for this second-day general session include David Pyle of Interweave Press/American Artist magazine presenting the findings of the consumer portion of the Artists & Art Materials USA 2009 study, and Rick Rousseau with his presentation, Embrace Merchandising in the NEW Economy.

Day Three

The final day of the show begins with peer networking sessions for retailers, suppliers, and manufacturer's reps. Each group will discuss topics such as, "What issues are you facing today?"; "What successes have you had in the past year?"; and "How has the Artists & Art Materials USA 2009 study impacted you and your business?"

For a complete description of educational programming, general trade show information, and online registration, visit www.artmaterialsworld.com/attendee. Educational sessions begin April 14, with the trade show running April 15-17. Pre-registration ends March 15. For more info, visit www.artmaterialsworld.com or call 704-892-6244.

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