It is with heartfelt regret that we are announcing that Jewelry Craft & Design Expo will not be held in January 2023. We have had some insurmountable obstacles with procuring a location to hold the classes that will work for everyone. We thought that we had what was needed at the Embassy Suites, but they have reserved many of the Conference suites for another non-jewelry/gem group, and do not have sleeping rooms available to offer the instructors or the students. The smaller unfurnished suites just cannot hold enough students for some of the classes to be viable.
We have been fervently researching other locations but have not been able to find a location that will work for both us and for the instructors in time to move forward. Our primary goal is to put on a great event, where quality teaching is rewarded by full classes. In order to do this, we are starting now to work towards 2024. We will travel to Tucson and review all locations that might be available for 2024 to find the right location. We will request instructors submit their classes, accept and contract the instructors in plenty of time to put the classes up for registration prior to or at the same time as other Tucson Shows. We will promote the show throughout the year to build excitement so that students are just waiting to be able to sign up. In other words, we will put on the show that we have always intended to!
Covid did impact our company, reducing our number of staff and therefor the ability to add back in this event in a timely manner. We are building back, and will promise to make 2024 an event you are proud to be a part of, and one that is financially sound for us all.
If you are an instructor, please consider teaching at our other show, Glass Craft and Bead Expo taking place March 29th - April 2nd 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. More details here.