The industry as seen by top designers.
CHA Events for Designers
Seminars and events to grow your business
Report (January 5, 2009)
To order tickets, visit www.chashow.org.
Saturday, January 24
12:00 - 1:00 pm. The Indie Craft Cheat Sheet: Trends, Styles and
Habits (S102). Speaker Leah Kramer is the founder of Craftster.org.
2:00 - 3:00 pm. Advanced Photoshop Skills for Designers (S107)
4:30 - 6:00 pm. Designer Showcase (E502). Meet many of the
industry's top designers and see their work on display. For a
preview, visit www.chashow.org/eweb/Dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=DesignerShowcase.
4:30 - 6:30 pm. Taste of Anaheim (E501). Free food, supplied by
some of the area's top restaurants.
4:30 - 6:30 pm Indie-Craft Welcome Reception (E503) Meet leaders
of the indie craft movement.
5:30 - 6:30 pm Designer Networking Event (E502a). A networking
party to meet designers.
Sunday, January 25
12:00 - 1:00 pm. The Health Benefits of Crafting - An Important
Message for Your Customers!
(S111). Speaker: Betsan Corkhill presents evidence and research
on the health benefits of crafting. This is a potential public
relations gold mine for the industry. For a preview, click on Kate's
12:00 - 1:00 pm. Turning a Designer's Idea into a Product in
Hundreds of Stores! (S112).
FloraCraft's Jim Scatena, CLN's Mike Hartnett, and Jody
Puckett describe the step-by-step process of taking Jody's idea from
its conception to a product selling in stores.
1:00 - 2:00 pm. CHA Craft SuperShow Information Session (E510).
Learn about CHA's new consumer show in Orlando following the summer
2:00 - 3:00 pm. Advanced Blogging: How to Build Your Blog and
Drive Traffic to Your Website (S115).
5:30 - 7:30 pm. Keynote: Deborah Norville - Turn Your Passion
Into Profit! - Using the Power of Positive Thinking to Reach Your
Monday, January 26
7:30 - 9:00 am. CHA Town Hall (E505). Your chance to give the CHA
staff feedback on improving CHA and discuss with other member the
state of the industry.
12:00 - 1:00 pm. Branding 101 for Designers (S117)
2:00 - 3:00 pm. CHA's Attitude & Usage Update: Insights into
Consumer Crafting (S121).
Tuesday, January 27
7:00 - 9:00 am. CHA Annual Business Meeting (E507)
12:00 - 1:00 pm. Color Trends: What’s in Store for the Future
from the Pantone Color Institute (S1270.
12:00 - 2:00 pm. Learn How to Get Multiple Income Streams For
Your Work (S124)
2:00 - 3:00 pm. Dollars by Design - Product Presentations that
2:00 - 3:00 pm Power Brainstorming: How to Lead Your Team (or
just you) to New Levels of Innovation. (S130).
6:00 - 10:00 pm. CHA Winter Show Event & Annual Industry
Awards Ceremony Featuring ELVIS – The Three Faces of the King