Dear ASDP Board

2024 Annual Educational Conference

Portland, Oregon | October 24-27, 2024


Join us at the ASDP 2024 Educational Conference and Soar to Success!

What You'll Get From the 2024 Educational Conference

  • Industry knowledge and insights: Learn from industry experts and thought leaders about the latest trends, best practices, and navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.
  • Practical skills and strategies: Participate in class sessions to equip you with practical skills and strategies you can implement immediately.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with educators, industry leaders, and professionals to share ideas, collaborate, and build your professional network.
  • Inspiration and motivation: Be inspired by the keynote speaker, gain unique insights from presenters, and be motivated by success stories from the field. Leave the conference motivated and energized to make a difference in your work.
  • Certification credits: Take classes to work towards certification or continuing education credits (CEUs) to enhance your professional development.
  • Exclusive resources: Access exclusive conference materials, including speaker presentations, handouts, and post-conference resources.


News & Updates

Terri Tipps, VP Conferenence Planning (5/2/2024)

175 Days Until the Conference!  I can’t wait!

Get excited! Judy Huyck, VP of Education, has been hard at work scheduling teachers with exciting classes. With 20+ half and full day Core Conference Classes and 3 pre-conference Master Classes there is a variety of options for building up your skills and learning something new. Complete details will be revealed in the upcoming brochure, so stay tuned...

This year, we have not one but TWO tours planned - one before Core and another after the Conference! More information about tours, conference classes and events is coming soon in the brochure.

Our keynote speaker this year is none other than Kathleen Spike, our organization’s first President and author of "Sew to Success"! If you have a copy, bring it along for a book signing opportunity. Limited copies will also be available for purchase.

Dress Code: Professional casual. Wear something you've made or create something special for this occasion. This beautiful, historical hotel is the perfect setting to showcase your skills! You will want to plan on dressing up for the Membership Showcase Fashion Show and Challenges!  Better yet, plan to wear your creation in the Show!  We would love to see your skills on the runway. You can also get glammed up for the Annual Banquet/Member Meeting. Did you know this is the 29th Educational Conference? We have so much to celebrate! Join us and get inspired for ASDP's future!

Pricing & Registration

2024 Conference Pricing

Core Conference pricing includes Thursday’s Welcome Reception; 3 days of class options on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Friday’s Keynote Luncheon and evening Fashion Show; Saturday’s Annual Meeting and Banquet; and Friday’s Farewell Reception.

Conference attendees and locals are invited to discover new products, learn from experts, and connect with the sewing community at our Vendor Marketplace from October 25th - 27th.

Registration Timeline

  • Member registration begins July 1st
  • Non-member registration begins August 1st
  • Late registration begins September 15th


Schedule

Master Classes ~ October 23-24, 2024 (pre-conference) 

3 options for 2-Day Master Class courses:

  • The Boucle Bomber with Mary Funt
  • Perfection...Inside and Out! with Helen Haughey
  • Draping: the Essentials and Beyond with Catherine Stephenson

Core Conference ~ October 24-27, 2024

The fee for Core Conference includes Thursday’s Welcome Reception; 3 days of class options on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Friday’s Keynote Luncheon and evening Fashion Show; Saturday’s Annual Meeting and Banquet; and Sunday’s Farewell Reception.


Conference Brochure


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Vendor Marketplace

Vendor Marketplace hours:

  • Friday, October 25 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 26 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 27 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

The Marketplace is open to the public.

Become A Vendor 


Join the Vibrant ASDP 2024 Conference as a Sponsor

The ASDP 2024 Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together sewing and design professionals, enthusiasts, and industry leaders for an enriching experience. We invite you to become a sponsor and contribute to the success of this community-driven gathering.

With an expected attendance of over 80 engaged participants, representing various specialties like custom sewing, formalwear, costumes, manufacturing, education, and alterations, the conference offers a unique opportunity to connect with a passionate and dedicated audience.

By supporting this event as a sponsor, you'll gain valuable exposure and recognition among like-minded individuals. Sponsorship levels range from $250 to $5,000+, allowing you to choose the package that best suits your goals and budget.

As a sponsor, you'll enjoy benefits such as:

  • Listing in the conference materials
  • Listing on the ASDP conference website
  • Verbal and visual recognition at sponsored events

Don't miss this chance to be a part of a vibrant community and showcase your commitment to the sewing and design industry. Visit the 2024 Sponsor Registration page today and secure your sponsorship package.

Together, we can create an engaging and rewarding experience for all attendees while supporting the growth and development of our beloved craft.

Become a Conference Sponsor


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Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors



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