Would you like to be a teacher, presenter or lecturer at the 2023 National Crochet Conference in Sydney?

Crochet Guild Australia is conducting a call out for topics and prospective teachers and/or vendors and brands who would like to showcase their skills or product at the National Crochet Conference taking place in the Sydney from  June 1 to June 3 in 2023

We have 3 teaching or presenting options:

  1. OPTION 1:  Teachers and topics for Workshop Classes for groups of a maximum of up to 20 participants (3 hours)
  2. OPTION 2:  Teachers and topics for Workshop Classes for groups of up to 20 participants  (1.5hours)
  3. OPTION 3:  Presenters and topics for Lectures or Presentations suitable for an audience of up to 800 to be delivered on stage from a theatrette. 30 mins - 1 hours slots.

Audio Visual support will be provided in the form of an overhead camera to project close ups of crochet work onto screens for Options 1,2  on request - and is automatically included for Option 3. Powerpoint projection and Zoom live interaction are also available to create an interactive audience environment for Option 3 if required.

Please note that for for option 3 (Lectures or Presentations) consideration will be given to vendors, manufactures or brands that are seeking to showcase their range of goods or services in areas allied with crochet.  

Example Topics for Option 3:  Crochet Tourism opportunities, Physiotherapy for Crocheteres, Copyright advice for crocheters wanting to protect their intellectual property, as well as topics such as colour theory, how to write crochet patterns, how to photograph your crochet work for social media etc These topics are examples only - and are welcome as submissions.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

When submitting your idea, please note you will be asked to write a summary of the topic or workshop content, the topic or workshop title and why you think this topic will be popular.  

You will be asked to submit a photo of yourself and the name of your crochet related business (if you have one) - and your website link if you have one.

If you want to teach a workshop for a specific completed item, you MUST submit a photograph of the finished product.

You will also be asked to write a short biography of yourself and your crochet credentials OR provide a link to your website.

You will also be asked to list what materials the student will have to bring to class:  Yarn, Hook Size or pattern purchase.

If you require your students to pre-purchase a pattern, this cost will be built into the workshop price as we want a “no surprises” policy for students who turn up to workshops.  What they pay for is all they have to pay for on the day.

REMUNERATION OR PAYMENT:

Remuneration will be at $100 per hour for teachers leading workshops.  This is for Options 1 & 2.  If you are not a CGA member, remuneration is $50 per hour.

Lectures and Presentation submissions (Option 3) will be individually assessed and negotiated as some submissions may be considered vendor advertising, promotion or sponsorship as they will be mass communicated to a large audience of potentially up to 800 people.

In this instance, vendors may be asked to pay $100 per session to showcase their brand or commercial opportunity.   

Travel or accommodation compensation to teach or present at the event will not be provided.

To submit your idea please click here.

Please note, submission does not guarantee acceptance and inclusion in the programme.  Additionally, if your proposal does not generate the pre-requisite number of enrolments it MAY be dropped from the schedule at short notice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference organiser:  Samantha MacNally on 0435 123 350. or by email at conference@crochetguildaustralia.org.au

The deadline for submissions is November 10, 2022.  Successful applicants will be advised on November 12 if they are successful or not.

We are very excited about this event and all feedback and suggestions are very welcome.

Samantha MacNally


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