After each All Things Silhouette Conference I put together a slideshow to show off pictures I’ve snapped throughout the weekend. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of photos of the conference. This year, instead of capturing the conference as a whole – I set out to capture the moments. The hard work put into the setup of the conference, the incredible amount of knowledge each instructor brings, the joy of attendees when they’ve won something, and much more.
All Things Silhouette Conference in Pictures – June 2019
Vendor Hall is one of the most popular areas of the whole conference. What most attendees might not realize is that it takes hours and lots of hands to set up each booth.
Richard Bloedow, from sewingmachine.com, pushes a cart full of vinyl for sale.
Peggy, an ATS staff member and Craft Chameleon staffer, works on last minute details before registration opens.
Vendors unpack boxes and boxes of goods to be sold during the conference.
Lisa, an ATS staff member, saves boxes from toppling off a luggage cart during setup.
Lycia, an ATS staff member and blogger at Caught by Design, organizes entries for the t-shirt contest.
Instructors and Classes
If you ever find yourself in need of some technical help in Silhouette Studio – track down Cindy Eckhoff from Smart Sillhouette. She used to work in Silhouette’s customer service department and knows her way around Silhouette Studio better than most.
There is nothing better than hands on instruction. Here, Julie Huggins, from Sew Craft N’Spired Creations, walks attendees through creating a reverse canvas.
Lisa Potts, of The Rhinestone World, talks rhinestone related products with a conference attendee.
Melissa Viscount, from Silhouette School, demonstrates Foil Quill on a Cameo 3.
Mags Bonham, from Really Unique Creations, talks using polymer clay to create jewelry with the Silhouette Curio with an attendee.
Lori Whitlock, from Lori Whitlock, teaches how to design cards during a session.
Cindy Pope discussing using a Curio to make artisan style jewelry.
Ashley, from Specialty Materials, answers questions about their products.
The Live Stream
I wasn’t at the last conference when they started doing a question and answer live stream right from the conference. I was thoroughly impressed with Heat Press Nation who set up and hosted the panel. Participants in the panel included: Jared Barbosa (Heat Press Nation), Spencer Livingston (Silhouette), Terri Johnson (Terri Johnson Creates), Lori Whitlock (Lori Whitlock), Mandy Graham (Sparkleberry Ink), and Joe Piazza (Siser North America).
No matter how many times I passed the Sparkleberry Ink booth, they were always busy checking out customers.
Vendors stayed busy while shoppers received raffle tickets for every $50 they spent in Vendor Hall.
Being able to ask for recommendations from vendors is invaluable to attendees. Plus, their excitement is contagious!
Upcoming Product Sneak Peeks
Ben, from Silhouette, shows off the prototype of the Silhouette Cameo 4 – hopefully releasing Fall of 2019.
The Silhouette team also had the prototype of the Silhouette Alta 2 on hand to look at.
The Giveaways and Prizes
The prizes for this conference were amazing. From Cameo 3’s to a presale Cameo 4 and a year long subscription to the Silhouette Design Store along with baskets and bags full of products.
Here, Terri gets some help from Sarah Cannon, Silhouette, pulling tickets out to give away prizes.
Terri Johnson may be the guru behind the conference, but her husband Frank can be seen doing anything and everything anyone needs. From driving a golf cart shuttle in the rain to moving supplies from room to room he was everywhere – all the time! Here, he plays security to the raffle tickets.
If you go to a conference in the future, remember this: The more you buy – the more chances you have to win great prizes.
There it is, my favorite moments from the June All Things Silhouette Conference. Interested in going to the next one? Sign up at this link for the November 2019 conference.
See other recaps on previous conferences at this link.
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