Eye of the Beholder
Recycled tin cans, sterling silver rivets,
Harriete Estel Berman
The ACC Conference 2009 is over. It was a very enriching experience but there was far more information every day and every lecture than I ever expected. As the new week begins, I have re-examined my plan for blogging about the Conference in near real time. It is impossible. So I have decided that it will be better to post a review of each lecture or panel discussion but spread this out over a couple of weeks. This will be 2-3 posts a week. This gives me more time to digest each lecture and a more realistic schedule for everyone reading the blog posts.
Overall, I think the Conference was a rewarding experience. Each and every one of the presentations far exceeded my expectations. I took notes as fast as I could write for two days SOLID! My future posts will digest this information for your review and include links to books and web site resources for further investigation.
Perhaps the most significant aspect for me personally was meeting so many new people. I particularly liked that the lunches were only one floor down from the Conference room. Everyone walked down together, you sat down next to someone you just met and finished lunch with a new friend. The bad side was that I never left the hotel for two days and emerged like a mole from underground on Sunday morning.
Stay tuned for each post and links to other blogs posting about the Conference, books mentioned during the lectures and web sites with additional information.
Rob Walker promised information for ACC Conference attendees on his blog Murketing.com. CLICK HERE to find the link he is providing for ACC Conference people and the people listening in to this blog. Also this Sunday's New York Times Magazine (October 18, 2009) features a four page article by Rob Walker about Pandora Internet Radio. Although Pandora is not craft, don't dismiss this article as irrelevant. If you want to learn more about marketing your art and craft on "the long tail" then get started with his article and think about how to apply this marketing for your art or craft online. To understand the "long tail" phenomena, I highly recommend the book Long Tail, The, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More written by Chris Anderson.
Don't forget to check out what Emiko-0 rewarestyle has to say for another perspective.