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The Pinners Conference and Expo — the two-day experience that brings online inspiration to life through more than 110 creative and educational expert-led classes and an enormous shopping exhibition with more than 250 vendor booths — is back.
The event takes place Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11. at WestWorld of Scottsdale, located at 16601 N. Pima Rd. An exclusive VIP experience will kick off the event on Thursday, Nov. 9.
“We designed Pinners to be a welcoming place where people can learn, create, shop, and connect with like-minded people and it has grown to include so many amazing sponsors, vendors, and instructors,” says Kendall Bennett, who co-founded the Pinners Conference and Expo with Roxanne Bennett. “Every year, we try to elevate the experience for our guests as their interests and skills expand. We look forward to seeing our Pinners community in Scottsdale this fall!”
In 2015 the Bennetts founded the Pinners Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City with the idea to bring the spirit of Pinterest to life. Through these events, guests are encouraged to learn, create, and connect through a series of workshops and opportunities that empower them to customize their experience while connecting them with other passionate “DIYers,” creators, experts, influencers, and retailers.
And while bringing Pinterest to life was the initial impetus for this event, attendees need not be on Pinterest to experience everything there is to see, do, and take away from the Pinners Conference and Expo. During the two-day event, attendees will have endless opportunities to meet with — and learn from — some of the most inspiring and creative women on the internet including experts in DIY and crafts, home décor, food arts, fashion, beauty, health and fitness, lifestyle and learning, sewing, party planning, photography, and more.
After their Pinners experience, attendees will walk away with finished projects and new skills to improve their lifestyles and continue their personal advancement. The Pinners Conference and Expo serves as a place to create lasting memories, build relationships, and empower guests to create without limitation.
The Pinners Conference and Expo continues to bring some of the best brands together under one roof. This year’s event sponsors include Ryobi, Magnolia Design Co., Joann, Dixie Belle Paint Company, Makerflo Crafts, Experience Scottsdale, and Minky Couture.
Event hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Tickets start at $12 for general admission access to exhibits, shopping, and make-and-take crafts at individual booths. Class passes range from $22 to $39 and include admission to the expo and the chosen class. Many classes have optional kits to purchase as well. Attendance for kids ages 8 and younger is free.
To take the Pinners experience to the next level, VIP tickets include a first-class VIP pre-party on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the main hall at WestWorld with treats, refreshments, sponsor stations, photo booths, sneak peeks, and swag, as well as early access to the event Friday and Saturday, full two-day class passes and more. VIP tickets start at $189 per person.
On Friday, Nov. 10, the Pinners Girls Night Out event takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes admission, one class, and a special gift bag for $19. For tickets, class packages and more information, visit az.pinnersconference.com.