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Etsy to Host Seller Conference in August

Etsy is holding a brand new conference for sellers this summer where they can attend workshops and network with colleagues. The inaugural Etsy Up Conference is a two-day summit focused on empowering Etsy sellers and facilitating connections, according to the company.

Etsy has held various types of gatherings in the past, but never one quite like the Etsy Up conference, which will take place in New York City in August. The cost is $175, with an early-bird price of $125, and the online marketplace is expecting “hundreds” of attendees.

“If you’re an Etsy seller ready to take your business up a notch, then we invite you to join us! Through workshops, keynotes and panels, you’ll connect with peers and receive inspiration and know-how to help you succeed in the next stage of your business. You’ll hear from and talk with fellow creative entrepreneurs on a range of topics we know are important to you and your business.”

Sessions will include topics such as the following:

  • Telling the story of your brand
  • Strategies to grow your Etsy shop
  • Photography
  • Product development
  • Social media
  • Connecting with your target audience
  • Time management
  • Wholesale
  • Working with press and influencers

Etsy spokesperson Sara Cohen told us the agenda and speakers have not yet been announced. According to the announcement, Etsy is still fine-tuning the conference schedule and said it would be in touch with ticket holders prior to the conference with full program details and registration information. “You’ll have the chance to choose from a wide range of workshops, lectures, and panels that make most sense for your business goals,” the company wrote.

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The event takes place at New School’s University Center at 63 5th Avenue. Tickets are available for sale on the EventBrite website.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.