Saturday, November 28, 2015


NSS 2015 Educational Programs

Seminar cost: $20 per session in advance and $30 onsite.

If you've already registered, you can add seminars to your registration.

If you haven't yet registered for NSS, you can register now

(Canceled) -Sunday, May 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm:

Selling to Millennial Brides and Grooms

Consumer psychology expert Liene Stevens will show you how to separate fact from fiction when it comes to this lucrative customer segment – and how to use those insights to sell to Millennials at their current life stages as engaged couples, young parents and savvy shoppers.

Liene Stevens

Speaker: Liene Stevens, Founder, The Splendid Collective

Sunday, May 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm:

Marketing on a Budget

This seminar, subtitled "How to Market Your Store and Promote e-Commerce for $250/Month", provides easy, cost-effective solutions for retailers to get the most bang for their buck. Retailers will learn how to promote their products and services through innovative events, partnerships, promotions and more; and how to go after (and win!) partners to help increase their sales and customer base.

Lindsay Anvik

Speaker: Lindsay Anvik, CEO, See Endless, Inc.


Monday, May 18, 8:30am - 9:30am:

Etsy Trends: Treasure-Hunting for the Pros

With over 29 million items on the biggest handmade marketplace online, Etsy is chock full of goods in all shapes and styles. How does one tease out trends from this massive fount of raw creativity? Emily Bidwell, co-lead of Etsy's Merchandising Team, draws upon her years of experience digging through the marketplace to find and surface gems in Etsy's emails, PR placements, and jurying for the new Etsy Wholesale program. Join Emily in a discussion of what's hot in the world of independent creativity and learn some tricks for your own search — whether you're a retailer or a designer.

Emily Bidwell

Speaker: Emily Bidwell, Merchandising Specialist Manager, Etsy

Monday, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm:

Future Color/Design Trends: Innovation and Impact

Staying on top of the latest color forecasts in a highly visual world is vitally important to selling your products and services. Knowing what is driving these color trends and how they will impact your business will help you make those critical color decisions. Key considerations discussed in this seminar include: where and how the trends originate; what the most meaningful palette and style indicators are; and where these trends are going in the future.

Leatrice Eiseman

Speaker: Leatrice Eiseman, Director, Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, and Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Monday, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm:

The Stationery View

In a setting inspired by the TV talk show "The View," Sarah Schwartz of Stationery Trends and will engage a panel of industry experts in a lively conversation about the top trends influencing and impacting the stationery marketplace today.

Sarah Schwartz

Moderator: Sarah Schwartz, Editor, Stationery Trends


Tuesday, May 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm:

Your Perfect Social Media Fit

Popular social-media sites such as Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram continue to evolve while new platforms rapidly gain popularity, making it hard to decide which to use to engage with customers and to drive sales. This informative session will cover which social-media sites work best for your store type and target audience, and convey tactics and strategies that you can implement quickly for your business.

Erin Stephan

Speaker: Erin Stephan, Product Marketing Manager, SnapRetail


Tuesday, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm:

Blogging for Business

Moderated by Nole Garey – known for her daily lifestyle and design blog Oh So Beautiful Paper – this panel of popular bloggers will share tips for bringing in business through blogging, including finding inspiration on what to blog about, developing and expanding your audience, and more.

Nole Garey

Speaker: Nole Garey, Founder and Editor, Oh So Beautiful Paper

Seminar cost: $20 per session in advance and $30 onsite.

If you've already registered, you can add seminars to your registration.

If you haven't yet registered for NSS, you can register now


Exhibitor-Exclusive Sessions

Copyright and IP Basics

Tuesday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

This informative presentation for exhibitors will cover the basics of copyright law, including how to protect intellectual-property rights and what to do when faced with infringement.

Emily A. Danchuck

Speaker: Emily A. Danchuck, Founder, Copyright Collaborative, LLC


Introducing Etsy Wholesale

Wednesday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Curious about what it takes to sell on Etsy Wholesale? Get a tour of the private, online marketplace and hear how applications are juried. Ask questions of Etsy Wholesale Senior Manager for Seller Growth, Vanessa Bertozzi and hear perspectives from special guests — buyers, sellers, and bloggers we work with on the platform. Joining Vanessa will be Jill Shephard from Ruff House Art, Nole Garey from Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Raegan Hirvela from Papél.  

Vanessa Bertozzi

Speaker: Vanessa Bertozzi, Senior Manager for Seller Growth, Etsy Wholesale

If you've already registered, you can add seminars to your registration.

If you haven't yet registered for NSS, you can register now

© Emerald Expositions 2015. All Rights Reserved.