The next ComicsPRO Comics Industry Conference will be held February 22 - 24 2018 in Portland, Oregon.
The day before the meeting starts (February 21), also in Portland, is ImageExpo. ImageExpo is being run by Image Comics and is not associated with ComicsPRO. If you would like to register for ImageExpo, please click here.
If you are a retailer and would like to register for the ComicsPRO conference, please click here.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
NOTE: THIS IS ONLY A PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE AS OF 12/4/17. MANY THINGS MAY CHANGE AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN THE PLANNING. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Maybe a small reception for people who are coming in early.
Not sure yet.
IMAGEEXPO This event is Offsite and not associated with the ComicsPRO conference.
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2/22 Thursday (Retailers and Platinum Sponsors)
Note: We are currently working on restructuring Thursday's Schedule
It will include the following:
- Registration in the morning
- Discussion: State of the Industry/Headwinds (Retailers Only)
Brainstorming of problems
Grouping of problems
Breakdown into groups to discuss how to solve problems
- Workshops to discuss possible solutions re: industry challenges
3 to 4 rooms
Each led by a facilitator, with a note-taker and possible recording
Notes will be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at end of day
The notes will be edited, collated, and handed out Friday.
- 1 hour closed membership meeting
- Workshops of how to improve stores
- Creator Showcase
- DC comics presentation
- DC Comics sponsored Dinner
2/23 Friday (Everybody)
7:30 AM Vendor Registration
8:15 AM – 9:30 Breakfast
9:35 - 10:30 Workshops
10:30 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker/Industry Awards
11:00 – 12:00 Industry Discussion (Retailers and Vendors)
12:00 – 12:55 Workshops
1:00 – 2:15 Lunch
2:15 – 3:45 Roundtables (8 tables,10 minutes each)
3:45 – 4:00 Break – Snacks
4:00 – 4:55 Sponsor Presentations
5:00 – 6:30 Roundtables (8 tables,10 minutes each)
6:30 - 8:30 Break for Dinner (On your own)
8:30 CBLDF Cocktails
9:00 Auction to Support CDLDF
2/24 Saturday (Everybody)
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:30 Roundtable Shuffle (optional)
Vendors sit at their tables or in other rooms
Retailers go talk to whatever vendor they want.
Vendors: Feel free to schedule meetings with retailers
This slot is designed for retailers who want to spend extra time with ` a specific vendor.
10:30 - 10:40 Break
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Roundtables (8 tables,10 minutes each)
12:10 PM – 12:25 PM Break 12:25 AM – 2:00 PM Roundtables (8 tables,10 minutes each)
2:00 - 3:00 Closed Membership Meeting (Members only)
Boxed Lunch will be available
3:00 PM End of Meeting
End of Conference Activities
For people staying until Sunday, there will probably be an after-conference activity. We usually take a bus and look at stores in the area.