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Find a Hello Etsy Gathering in Your Area

Sep 8, 2011

by Kimm Alfonso

One of the special things about Etsy is its passionate community of creative entrepreneurs. Our  community has rallied around the Hello Etsy Small Business Conference with the same drive and support that they use to run their businesses, and it is truly inspiring to see communities around the globe engaged in conversation about micro-economies and small business.

If you’re not near one of the main Hello Etsy conferences, start your own gathering! Here are a few of the DIY Summits being hosted around the globe.

Menlo Park, California

The local Techshop in Menlo Park, California will be hosting a day of laser cutting, industrial sewing machine and glass bead making demos on Sunday, September 18. They will also be showing some of the workshops from the Berlin conference, as well as hosting an Ugly Lamp Workshop. Be sure to RSVPand check out their full schedule.

San Francisco, California

The San Francisco, California Techshop will be hosting workshops on Sunday September 18, including one called “Stories from the Front: Etsy & Small Businesses Created at TechShop.” Learn from the folks who started their creative business at TechShop! The day wouldn’t be complete without a craft swap with Scrap SF. Go here for more details and to RSVP.

San Jose, California

The San Jose, California Techshop will be hosting workshops on Sunday, September 18. There will be a silkscreening station, CNC Shopbot and quilting machine demos, as well as a paper craft and photography workshop. Go here for more details and to RSVP.

Joseph Schell

Raleigh, NC

The Acorn to Oak Handmade Team will be teaming up with the local Techshop to host two days of crafty demos and activities Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. Check out their meet up page for a full agenda and to RSVP. With tutorials from professional wood workers to an Arduino workshop, you’re sure to find something that catches your interest!

Hudson, NY

Join Etsy’s Hudson office on September 18, 2011 as we open our doors to the community. We’ll be hosting a live workshop on the definition of a local economy, as well as highlighting some of the content coming out of Berlin. RSVP here.

Ithaca, NY

Join Local First Ithaca, Down Town Ithaca, GreenStar Cooperative Market and our Ithaca Localistas Etsy Team on September 18, 2011 as they host a day of workshops and livestream content from Berlin. RSVP here.

Richard Pekelney Photographed by Joseph Schell

If you can’t make a DIY Summit in your area, be sure to tune in LIVE in our Online Labs. You can watch from anywhere in the world! Use this handy timezone conversion tool to find what the Eastern Standard Timezone converts to for your region. Be sure to RSVP for each event so you receive an email reminder to tune in. Use the #HelloEtsy tag on Twitter to join in the global conversation all weekend long!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Doug Richards – Why Creativity is the Heart of a New Business
3:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Tom Hodgkinson – Mind Your Business
4:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Charty Durrant – Changing Normal
4:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Matt Stinchcomb and Chad Dickerson
5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Natalie Chanin – Connecting Your Business to Your Community
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Charlie Festa – On Tour with the Grateful Thread
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Marco Clausen – Urban Farming and Local Empowerment
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Judy Wicks – Building Community Through Local Living Economies
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Tony Greenham – Business as if People and Planet Mattered
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Ulla Engeström – Tools for the New Market
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Lisa Rodwell – Branding on a Shoestring
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Farai Chideya – Beyond Branding
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET on Sep 17th, 2011

Hello Etsy Portland:: Duane Sorenson and Rebecca Pearcy – Intentional Growth
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET on September 17, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Moritz Grund – Smart Resourcing Scenarios for Small Businesses
3:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Michiel Schwarz – The Culture of Sustainism
4:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Biba Schoenmaker – Trust-Based Insurance for the Self-Employed
4:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Douglas Rushkoff
5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Jakob Berndt – The Story of LemonAid and ChariTea
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Fraser Doherty – The Adventures of Jam Boy
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Danielle Maveal – Secrets to Your Success
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Vermont: Intro/Farewell – Bill McKibben
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Berlin: Musical performance by Josh Wise
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy DC: John Maeda
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy Brooklyn: Matthew Crawford – The Case for Working with Your Hands
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET on September 18, 2011

Hello Etsy San Francisco: From Prototype to Product Panel Discussion
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET on September 18, 2011

 

Will you be hosting your own DIY Summit or travelling to one in your area?

57 comments

  • goddessofthecosmos

    goddessofthecosmos said 8 years ago

    Anything happening in Chicago?

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 8 years ago

    not yet, but there's still time to start one!

  • Wyldeandsweet

    Wyldeandsweet said 8 years ago

    what about sweet ol' Seattle?

  • Youthdew

    Youthdew said 8 years ago

    Atlanta, Georgia?

  • FairyBubbles

    FairyBubbles said 8 years ago

    What about Houston> We got great Chili down here:)

  • bookmarksNbangles

    bookmarksNbangles said 8 years ago

    I'd love if you all would come to the Philly area!

  • trianglevintage

    trianglevintage said 8 years ago

    will these videos be available to watch afterwards? and i suggest Austin, TX have something

  • sailorseraphim

    sailorseraphim said 8 years ago

    What about Southern California?

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 8 years ago

    hah hah - we'd love to be everywhere! and encourage you to host your own!! Reach out to your local street teams http://www.etsy.com/teams and see if they have anything planned!

  • PrimitiveQuilting

    PrimitiveQuilting said 8 years ago

    How do you start one on your own? I would love to get more involved.

  • ministephanie

    ministephanie said 8 years ago

    awww no Canada :(

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 8 years ago

    Nothing cool like this ever happens inSanta Cruz:( Fooey.... Though San Jose is just over the hill and SF just a bit up the coast:)

  • HandmadeCraze

    HandmadeCraze said 8 years ago

    sweet! :)

  • LydiasTreasures4u

    LydiasTreasures4u said 8 years ago

    Georgia, by any chance?

  • LaraLira

    LaraLira said 8 years ago

    London please! :)

  • Fractaldragon

    Fractaldragon said 8 years ago

    Another here from Seattle! Unfortunately I'm busy this weekend. *sigh*

  • handstosew

    handstosew said 8 years ago

    I don't suppose you'd be willing to come to little ole' NH!!!

  • NannyGoatCrafts

    NannyGoatCrafts said 8 years ago

    Ok I live in Frederick Maryland is there anything here??

  • rosiekg

    rosiekg said 8 years ago

    Another please have one in Chicago!

  • billie3363

    billie3363 said 8 years ago

    IT WOULBE GREAT IF YOU HAD ONE I BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS THERE MUST BE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN AND AROUND BOSTON ,PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANKS MARLENE

  • lindab142

    lindab142 said 8 years ago

    Chicagoland area? I'm in W suburbs

  • knockknockstudio

    knockknockstudio said 8 years ago

    awesome video! I'm excited for Hello Etsy Brooklyn!

  • WitzWear

    WitzWear said 8 years ago

    How about having one in South Florida? Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton or even Miami! You'd love to be here come January/February!!!!

  • pinwheelsandflowers

    pinwheelsandflowers said 8 years ago

    Will anyone be having an Hello Etsy gathering in Charlotte, NC?

  • margopoole

    margopoole said 8 years ago

    East Coast Australia maybe?

  • KingdomJewelry

    KingdomJewelry said 8 years ago

    I am guessing SW Indiana is way out of range!!

  • joannorris1

    joannorris1 said 8 years ago

    Rocky Mountain Colorado Western Slope

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 8 years ago

    We'd love for folks to self organize! Just like the ones in the post above! If you'd like to host your own large or small Hello Etsy Summit, convo me, i'll send you more information! So inspiring seeing folks coming together all over

  • mafy

    mafy said 8 years ago

    It´s a shame, there's anything in Lisbon ;(

  • zelilaa

    zelilaa said 8 years ago

    I've never seen anything in Florida! South Florida loves Etsy.

  • ann3angels

    ann3angels said 8 years ago

    I know it's a long shot, but......Baltimore?

  • horaceecaroh

    horaceecaroh said 8 years ago

    I don't think many people that have posted quite understand. If you want to have a Hello Etsy gathering in your town... and there's not one organised already... ORGANISE ONE YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or get a bunch of your friends to help you organise one. Or collaborate with a local arts / crafty group to organise one. Or suggest to a local arts / crafty group that THEY organise one. Get active people! If nothing is happening in your town - you are part of the reason it is not happening. Don't be sad about it. Do something about it. Make it happen.

  • pixiesdolls

    pixiesdolls said 8 years ago

    what would i need to organise a hello etsy in sheffield, uk apart from willing participants?

  • missoioiDESIGN

    missoioiDESIGN said 8 years ago

    YIPPI YIPPI JA, BERLIN!

  • Zippy64

    Zippy64 said 8 years ago

    I love this idea. I will get right on it. Organizing is my thing! I heard about Tech Shop second hand but now I will be looking into that also. If you want something done, DO IT YOURSELF. Do it yourself doesn't just mean fixing your house, your garden or yard. it means get out there and do it. I do ideas. I want to teach people what I know so they can do it themselves. The whole country needs to learn how to do it themselves. All they need to get started is a place to learn. This economy is the perfect environment for this kind of movement. I retired in 2008 and I have been so busy. I still take time to care for myself. Still this economy has me thinking about the spread of ideas, the spread of free knowledge and how to make these things work together. I knew I loved ETSY for a reason. I think I've got it now. Thanks. Pat in Greater Milwaukee Area.

  • hvitrose

    hvitrose said 8 years ago

    awesome!!!!

  • beachinabox

    beachinabox said 8 years ago

    LOVE your movie Kimm!

  • RosineDesigns

    RosineDesigns said 8 years ago

    Very cute!

  • anekanena

    anekanena said 8 years ago

    I am looking forward to attending a gathering in Atlanta, Georgia as soon as its posted.

  • WoodenNickelsJewelry

    WoodenNickelsJewelry said 8 years ago

    Chicagoians...I'm in the south burbs if you need a pair of hands to help!

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 8 years ago

    I love our community pitching in to connect!! This is gonna be awesome!

  • sarahlubae

    sarahlubae said 8 years ago

    Austin could use one!

  • peaceup

    peaceup said 8 years ago

    New Zealand...New Zealand !!!!!!!!! we need an Etsy Conference heeerre....!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 8 years ago

    I'm going to be at the Portland one!! P.S. I could watch videos like that one every day! I love it!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 8 years ago

    Will there ever be one in Cyprus? :0)

  • AKingsThings

    AKingsThings said 8 years ago

    Savannah y'all.... We need a conference here....

  • JudithQ

    JudithQ said 8 years ago

    Brilliant !

  • Syomyfka

    Syomyfka said 8 years ago

    Cuuuute :)

  • brushstrokesandmore

    brushstrokesandmore said 8 years ago

    Chicago

  • sharkawy

    sharkawy said 8 years ago

    What about Alexandria,Egypt?

  • FateorLuck

    FateorLuck said 8 years ago

    How about Atlanta!

  • piddix

    piddix said 8 years ago

    Anyone know if any of the events that will be live-streamed will be available to watch/download at a later time? There's a couple I'd like to see (but not at 3am). Sorry, I can't find the answer anywhere.

  • trollop

    trollop said 8 years ago

    Hi! No one has mentioned that Techshop is doing HelloEtsy on Sunday the 18th from 10am-6pm at all locations. The Bay Area Book Artists will be at the Menlo Park and San Jose locations to demonstrate making books. You can make a book and take it home with you! The San Jose Techshop will also have printing demonstrations on a Multigraph printing press. This ain't your Grandma's platen press! Come check out this cool small press. I hope you can join us!

  • props498

    props498 said 8 years ago

    NASHVILLE, TN is a really creative and inventive area..we need this here..wish I had the know how and the time and money to get a summit organized.

  • bunnypicnics

    bunnypicnics said 8 years ago

    Looking for others interested in getting one together in Madison, WI. Contact me. Best Wishes!

  • SeasonalHeart

    SeasonalHeart said 8 years ago

    This is great, I didn't realize there would be so many in California... Etsy is my new addiction :)

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 8 years ago

    Anything here in Dallas, Texas ?

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