Mar 04 2020 - Mar 08 2020


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

10 Digit Technology: Understanding Material & Digital Realities

New research, new ideas, and brainstorming new approaches to the material and digital realities in craft.

14th National CCF/FCMA Conference

Craft is often described as an escape from the digital… an analog refuge from the screens and systems that rule our modern lives. At the same time, craft is breaking boundaries, inspiring advancements in tech and meshing with digital practices as it evolves our world. But can’t it be both? Join us for two days of craft sector stakeholder strategy development and stay for the full day public symposium exploring how society at large remains connected to, and inspired by, the realities of craft.

The Canadian Crafts Federation/Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art is pleased to is pleased to invite you to our 14th National Conference: 10 Digit Technology: Understanding Material & Digital Realities. From Wednesday, March 4th to Sunday, March 8th, 2020, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this valuable gathering of craft sector leaders from around the country will focus on new research, new ideas, and brainstorming new approaches to the material and digital realities in craft. Attendees will leave feeling informed with an improved digital understanding, empowered to build their audience by increasing their reach, and inspired to advance maker culture for the urban, rural and online communities of craft.

Whether you represent a Craft Council, a Guild, an Educational Institution or otherwise: This conference is designed for you!

Join us in Saskatchewan, where you’ll encounter five days packed with educational experiences and networking opportunities with people from all over Canada!

  • Wed, March 4: Pre-Conference Creative Day A one-day pre-conference hands on craft day at the multi-faceted Hiebert’s Hotshop and studio facility in Shields, Saskatchewan, providing opportunity to create and learn in a multitude of disciplines, in a remarkable, must-see space. $125 Member/Student, $250 Non-Member
  • Thu-Fri, March 5 & 6: Craft Stakeholder Sessions Two days of craft sector stakeholder strategy development at Remai Modern Museum for CCF members, including presentations, discussion and working sessions with regional Craft Councils, Studio Magazine, Forum Research Inc. and more. CCF Members Only – By Invitation.
  • Sat, March 7: Public Symposium A full day public symposium at Remai Modern Museum exploring how society at large remains connected to, and inspired by, the realities of craft. Lecture and panel topics will include ‘Building Digital Communities’, ‘Digital “Crafting” and the Gaming Public’, ‘Digital Fluence and Influence’, and ‘Mindfulness, Craft & Health’. $75 Member/Student, $150 Non-Member
  • Sun, March 8: CCF/FCMA Board Meeting At Alt Hotel, Saskatoon CCF Board Members – Invitation Only

Just interested in the social stuff? Join us for FREE evenings of networking and celebration at the Craft Social, hosted by the Saskatchewan Craft Council, and at the presentation of the 2020 Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries. RSVP in the ‘tickets’ section above and watch for more details soon!

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Is my registration/ticket transferrable? No, tickets are not transferrable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Printed copies are not needed for the conference. Once you have registered, your name will automatically be included on our attendance list.

Do I have to be a Member of the CCF/FCMA to attend? No, we have Non-Member ticket options.

How do I become a CCF/FCMA member? Find out more about CCF/FCMA memberships on the CCF/FMCA website ( Staff members and recognized volunteers of Craft Council Member and Affiliate Members are welcome to attend the conference at the CCF/FCMA member price.

How do I access special pricing for members and students? Email to request a membership code or student code. Then, input the code after you click on the green “tickets” button at the top right of this webpage. A prompt will appear in the top right of the pop up box to enter your promotional code.

Where should I stay if I’m coming out of town? Travelling for the event? You’re not alone! Delegates from every province and territory are expected to attend. Accommodations for conference delegates are available at the Alt Hotel in Saskatoon at a special rate of $124/night (To book, call 1-833-258-4480). Note that there are a limited number of rooms available at this price. Book your space and register for the conference today.