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Thursday, February 20
 

4:00pm EST

Registration Opens
Thursday February 20, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

5:00pm EST

Welcome Party hosted with The Home Depot, How doers get more done.
Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A
 
Friday, February 21
 

7:30am EST

Breakfast
Friday February 21, 2020 7:30am - 8:45am EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

7:30am EST

Registration & Hospitality Desk
Friday February 21, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

9:00am EST

Kickoff with Jimmy Diresta
Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

10:00am EST

Evolution of Epoxy
Join TotalBoat and Jess Crow as you delve into creating a HANDS ON with Epoxy project. 

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Workshop A

10:00am EST

Spray Techniques
Speakers
avatar for Jim Larin

Jim Larin

Jim Larin got his start in technical support in the fine finishing and woodwork department at Fuji Spray. A graduate of University of British Columbia’s Centre of Advanced Wood Processing, Jim takes the complexities of spray finishing and translates them into an easy to follow... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Workshop C

10:00am EST

Balancing Life & Work - The Mindset of it ALL
Come join a panel of makers who also happen to be parents. These 5 panelists, 3 maker moms and 2 maker dads, are running a full time maker business while also juggling the crazy day to day life of having a family. Hear from them how they manage making, social media demands, plus get quality time in with their spouse and kids.  It is a full time hustle for sure, but it can be done. Each panelist will share their story along with any tips or tricks they have picked up along the way for time management. There will also be question and answer time at the end of the session.




Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Room 102

10:00am EST

Switch Off Auto
Take control of your content...practical tips and tricks for beautiful shots/video and the equipment needed for all levels of expertise. Even if you have a large content library, you’ll learn techniques to take your content to the next level! As our maker skills progress, so should our content quality.

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Workshop B

10:00am EST

Branding, Storytelling, and Leveraging Paid Media for Wood Businesses
Branding, Storytelling, and Leveraging Paid Media for Wood Businesses
Steve Larosiliere from Acres of Timber will talk about the successful ways to go from niche to mainstream through his unique process of telling your origin story, sharing your journey, and monetizing it through products and services. He also talks about how to grow your brand using paid media to grow your audience and amplify your message to larger audiences. Steve will go over how to find your 'WHY', how to build and identify your perfect target audience, and what the right way and platform to do paid advertising.


Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Room 106

10:00am EST

Navigating Brands as a Micro-Influencer
So you can swipe up on Instagram with 10k followers but your years away from hitting that 100k milestone, now what?  How do you stand out from the growing crowd of influencers to get a partnership with a brand when budgets are small and the numbers are not in your favor?  Join Adam Beasley from Lazy Guy DIY with the people behind Kreg Tool, Calavera Tool Works, Wall Control and DFM Tool Works to see how they work with partners and why it's important to look beyond just trying to earn a quick buck.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Room 105

10:00am EST

Your Doing It Wrong
Have you ever felt inadequate? Why is your follower count not going anywhere? Are you having problems getting it up? Why are you such a worthless piece of garbage? All great questions. We'll discuss harnessing your passion in order to help develop a more genuine relationship with your audience and sponsors, something that will have a massive impact on your happiness and ability to "make it" as a content creator. We'll also acknowledge several common pitfalls that creators encounter on the path to establishing their brand and how to avoid those. Naughty words like algorithm, formula, and analytics are not allowed at our talk. Available for just 2 easy payments of $2,000.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Room 103

10:00am EST

SketchUp Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Tyson Kartchner

Tyson Kartchner

Hey, I'm Tyson and I've been a part of the SketchUp team for over 15 years and a garage shop woodworker for about the same time. I spend much of the week creating videos and learning resources for SketchUp and most of the weekends decompressing by building furniture, toys, cosplay... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Room 104

11:00am EST

Lunch
Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

11:45am EST

LUNCH KEYNOTE - Ben Uyeda & Mike Montgomery
Speakers
BU

Ben Uyeda

Home Made Modern
MM

Mike Montgomery

Modern Builds


Friday February 21, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

1:15pm EST

Essential Hand Tools: Maintenance and Use within the Modern Workshop
Essential Hand Tools: Maintenance and Use within the Modern Workshop

Hand tools don't have to be this elusive phenomenon reserved only for the finest of craftspeople. Embracing hand tools can increase precision, accuracy, and improve surface finish in a modern workshop dominated by power tools. Huy will discuss the essential hand tools within his cabinet, demonstrate his sharpening and maintenance regiment, their uses, and jigs and fixtures to complement your tools.


Friday February 21, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Workshop C

1:15pm EST

1:15pm EST

Success through Mistakes
Today's mistakes, Tomorrow's growth

Are you interested in starting a YouTube channel but not sure where to begin? Have you
considered starting, but think you don’t have the equipment you need to be successful? Do you
already have a YouTube channel and are unhappy with your growth? In this class, I will give you
the encouragement you need to put your mind at ease and start you own channel. I have found
that people are afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone and potentially making a mistake.
No matter how “ready” you are, you WILL make mistakes, and that is a good thing. I will explain
why mistakes are necessary and how they will lead to growth, as well as, share some of the
mistakes that I have made and how they have helped me along the way. If you are tired of
waiting, then come to this class!


Friday February 21, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 106

1:15pm EST

1:15pm EST

Developing Original Designs and Unique Collaborations
Enhance your creativity in this interactive session!  Whether you’ve been creating your own designs for years or have always used prepared plans, this session will help you step up your game by showing you how to tap your brain and the brains of others to create amazing original works – be it on your own or via exciting collaborations.  Be Creative – Be Unique – Be Awesome!

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 102

1:15pm EST

Passive Income Streams

Friday February 21, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 103

1:15pm EST

Photo Workshop hosted by B & H Photo
Speakers
RL

Rick LaFaver

Wood-Work-Life
WW

William Walker

W M Walker Company

Sponsors

Friday February 21, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Workshop B

1:15pm EST

Unique Growth Strategies - Developing Ideas, Streams of Revenue and Mindset in a Crowded Marketplace
Whether you're trying to turn your passion into your dream job or you're a full time content creator trying to take your business to another level, I will show you my process for developing unique ideas, products, and an entrepreneurial mindset. There's no shortcut to success, but developing a business plan that brings you outside the umbrella of sponsors, ad revenue and affiliate links, can jump start you toward a fulfilling career that focuses on long term success and not just short term popularity. 


Friday February 21, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Room 105

2:45pm EST

Afternoon Break
Friday February 21, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

4:00pm EST

Digital Manufacturing
Do you ever wish you could do two things at once in the shop? In
the world of digital manufacturing, we can create custom items at the same time we are
ripping down boards, doing a glue up, or networking with other makers. With lasers, the
possibilities are endless for what can be made and are only limited by your imagination.
Want to learn more about what lasers can do? Do you have questions about what kind
you should buy? Do you just love freakin’ laser beams? Come join the fun in this
interactive and hands-on session. In addition to learning about laser types, how they
work, and how they can help increase your efficiency, we will also be creating custom
items for each attendee to take with them!

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Workshop A

4:00pm EST

Kreg Studio
Speakers
Sponsors

Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
The Kreg Booth in the Gathering Area

4:00pm EST

3D Modeling with Bob Clagett
There’s a lot of talk about Fusion 360 these days as a 3d modeling platform for makers and woodworkers… but why is it different? Bob and Josh will cover the essential basics of why Fusion is awesome and help kickstart your learning. You will walk away with the ability to start modeling your projects in a way that’s easy to modify and update as you learn more!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Clagett

Bob Clagett

I Like to Make Stuff
Bob Clagett is a devoted husband and father of four who left the software industry to pursue his love of DIY projects full-time on his YouTube channel, I Like To Make Stuff. Bob's how-to videos span every product category showcasing the entire build process – start to finish... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Workshop B

4:00pm EST

Art of Storytelling through Interactive Video
Although many Content Creators produce tutorials in the hopes of an audience being inspired and building the projects showcased in the videos, the truth is consuming these videos has traditionally been a passive experience. Adding interactive elements to videos can change that.
Whether letting the audience see different methods of completing a task by letting them choose which method they would like to see (ex. Power tools vs hand tools), or even something as simple as different ways to place or decorate a project once it’s done, can add interactivity to an otherwise passive video. Within an interactive experience, the audience is more engaged with the content, talk about it more, re-watching it to see the other options, as well as remember the experience more of consuming the interactive content.
Like choose-your-own-adventure in digital form, the options and arcs of content can be as simple or complex an experience as a Content Creator wants to make it, and allows more elements of storytelling to the making process.
My talk will combine interactive elements (reinforcing the topic), storytelling, audio-visuals, and possibly a few dad jokes. I will also breakdown the process of putting an interactive video together. These will set the stage for a call to action for Makers to rethink their content and consider adding interactive elements to their workflow to help breath new life into their videos
Key messages:
Interactive content allows more audience engagement, watch time, repeat viewings, and rememberability for your content.
Interactivity helps with community building within your audience
Inactivity helps increase conversion rates




Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 102

4:00pm EST

Digital Buisness Tools
Setting Up Systems to Tame the Whirlwind
Are you losing track of orders, invoices, inquiries, upcoming projects or one of 100 other things in the whirlwind you have to deal with as a small business owner every month? Setting up systems for your business can not only help you keep track of things, but they can optimize your business and clear your head space. Stop worrying and start setting up systems to tame the whirlwind.


Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 103

4:00pm EST

Embracing the Struggle - growing on YouTube
Jonny Lambert and Mike Clifford have two different but similar paths to finding success on YouTube and other social platforms. Find out how they wade through the highs and lows of growing a YouTube audience by embracing the struggle. They'll give you insight how they navigate the constantly changing landscape of YouTube and how a "winning mindset" can help you too.  


Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 105

4:00pm EST

Improving Workflow In Your Space
Are you using your workspace correctly/efficiently?
We will talk about making the most out of space, whether it is a garage, large shop, shed, on the go in a trailer.
Do you keep your WORKBENCHs mobile?
Can you move from one tool to the other effectively, in the order that builds should happen?
Can you do multiple cuts/builds at your workspace?
Join us and learn how to make the most of YOUR space. 

Speakers
SE

Stevie Estler

Built By Stevie


Friday February 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 106

5:00pm EST

#ThePowerOfWBC - Sponsor Mixer
BAM - What's Your SUPER Power?

Enjoy #ThePowerOfWBC - mix with our sponsors, creating relationships that will open doors and create new opportunities for your business.

We will have light refreshments and entertainment

Friday February 21, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A
 
Saturday, February 22
 

8:00am EST

Breakfast
Saturday February 22, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

8:00am EST

Registration & Hospitality Desk
Saturday February 22, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

10:00am EST

Epoxy with TotalBoat
Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Workshop A

10:00am EST

Your Doing It Wrong
Have you ever felt inadequate? Why is your follower count not going anywhere? Are you having problems getting it up? Why are you such a worthless piece of garbage? All great questions. We'll discuss harnessing your passion in order to help develop a more genuine relationship with your audience and sponsors, something that will have a massive impact on your happiness and ability to "make it" as a content creator. We'll also acknowledge several common pitfalls that creators encounter on the path to establishing their brand and how to avoid those. Naughty words like algorithm, formula, and analytics are not allowed at our talk. Available for just 2 easy payments of $2,000.


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Room 103

10:00am EST

Choosing the Right Clamp and Fastener with Pony Jorgensen and Arrow Fastener
Gregg Malanga from Pony Jorgensen and Arrow Fastener will guide you through choosing the right clamp and fastener for various woodworking projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to get some hands-on time with different clamps and fasteners, and explore new clamp uses.

Sponsors

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Workshop B

10:00am EST

Wood Finishing Basics for Small Shop Woodworkers
Finishing wood is the final step in any woodworking project but the entire finishing process can be confusing and intimidating for a lot of people.  It doesn’t have to be! 

In this dynamic teaching session geared to the small shop woodworker, Jon Peters walks you step-by-step through the basic finishing processes and products he’s been using for the past 25 years as a furniture designer and maker. 

Jon discusses wood selection, sanding, and the different products and application techniques he chooses depending on the intended use of the piece.  Learn how and when to use solvent based lacquers, oil based varnishes, waterborne finishes, finishing waxes, paint, and more. 

Speakers
JP

Jon Peters

MASTER CRAFTSMAN & ARTISTJon is professional artist, craftsman, and content creator specializing in hand made furniture and custom commissioned artwork.Jon attended Ramapo State College in NJ and the Parsons School of Design in NYC where he studied welded steel sculpture and life... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Workshop C

10:00am EST

Brands and Influencers: Where Things Come Together
Join The Licursi Group and members of its esteemed ambassador group, Marc Spagnuolo (aka @WoodWhisperer), Charlee Angles (aka @BuildandCreateHome) and Rob Rein (aka @GingerWoodworks) to discuss the ins and outs of influencer marketing. Learn how brands--and their agencies--put collaborations together and how to form long-lasting relationships, regardless of the size of your account. Plus, uncover the specifics of our ongoing programs, including those for Big Time Products' Firm Grip Gloves and The Hillman Group's new line of fasteners, PowerPro. This is NOT a #sponsoredpost.

Speakers
RR

Rob Rein

Ginger Woodworks
CA

Charlee Angles

Build and Create Home
MS

Marc Spagnuolo

The Wood Whisperer

Sponsors

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Room 105

10:00am EST

Unique Growth Strategies - Developing Ideas, Streams of Revenue and Mindset in a Crowded Marketplace
Whether you're trying to turn your passion into your dream job or you're a full time content creator trying to take your business to another level, I will show you my process for developing unique ideas, products, and an entrepreneurial mindset. There's no shortcut to success, but developing a business plan that brings you outside the umbrella of sponsors, ad revenue and affiliate links, can jump start you toward a fulfilling career that focuses on long term success and not just short term popularity. 


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am EST
Room 104

11:00am EST

Lunch
Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

12:15pm EST

LUNCH KEYNOTE - Building teams: Getting help isn’t selling out
Iron Man couldn’t do it alone, why should you? There comes a point where you need help to get everything done, so that you can focus on the unique thing that YOU can offer your audience.  Bob will share his experience around knowing when and how to hire help, and how to run a great team!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Clagett

Bob Clagett

I Like to Make Stuff
Bob Clagett is a devoted husband and father of four who left the software industry to pursue his love of DIY projects full-time on his YouTube channel, I Like To Make Stuff. Bob's how-to videos span every product category showcasing the entire build process – start to finish... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

1:15pm EST

Branding, Storytelling, and Leveraging Paid Media for Wood Businesses
Branding, Storytelling, and Leveraging Paid Media for Wood Businesses
Steve Larosiliere from Acres of Timber will talk about the successful ways to go from niche to mainstream through his unique process of telling your origin story, sharing your journey, and monetizing it through products and services. He also talks about how to grow your brand using paid media to grow your audience and amplify your message to larger audiences. Steve will go over how to find your 'WHY', how to build and identify your perfect target audience, and what the right way and platform to do paid advertising.


Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 1:30pm EST
Room 105

1:15pm EST

Essential Hand Tools: Maintenance and Use within the Modern Workshop
Essential Hand Tools: Maintenance and Use within the Modern Workshop

Hand tools don't have to be this elusive phenomenon reserved only for the finest of craftspeople. Embracing hand tools can increase precision, accuracy, and improve surface finish in a modern workshop dominated by power tools. Huy will discuss the essential hand tools within his cabinet, demonstrate his sharpening and maintenance regiment, their uses, and jigs and fixtures to complement your tools.


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Workshop C

1:15pm EST

Success through Mistakes
Today's mistakes, Tomorrow's growth

Are you interested in starting a YouTube channel but not sure where to begin? Have you
considered starting, but think you don’t have the equipment you need to be successful? Do you
already have a YouTube channel and are unhappy with your growth? In this class, I will give you
the encouragement you need to put your mind at ease and start you own channel. I have found
that people are afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone and potentially making a mistake.
No matter how “ready” you are, you WILL make mistakes, and that is a good thing. I will explain
why mistakes are necessary and how they will lead to growth, as well as, share some of the
mistakes that I have made and how they have helped me along the way. If you are tired of
waiting, then come to this class!


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 106

1:15pm EST

1:15pm EST

Passive Income Streams

Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Room 103

1:15pm EST

1:15pm EST

Photo Workshop
Speakers
RL

Rick LaFaver

Wood-Work-Life
WW

William Walker

W M Walker Company


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST
Workshop B

2:30pm EST

Afternoon Break
Saturday February 22, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A

4:00pm EST

Digital Manufacturing
Do you ever wish you could do two things at once in the shop? In
the world of digital manufacturing, we can create custom items at the same time we are
ripping down boards, doing a glue up, or networking with other makers. With lasers, the
possibilities are endless for what can be made and are only limited by your imagination.
Want to learn more about what lasers can do? Do you have questions about what kind
you should buy? Do you just love freakin’ laser beams? Come join the fun in this
interactive and hands-on session. In addition to learning about laser types, how they
work, and how they can help increase your efficiency, we will also be creating custom
items for each attendee to take with them!

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Workshop A

4:00pm EST

Art of Storytelling through Interactive Video
Although many Content Creators produce tutorials in the hopes of an audience being inspired and building the projects showcased in the videos, the truth is consuming these videos has traditionally been a passive experience. Adding interactive elements to videos can change that.
Whether letting the audience see different methods of completing a task by letting them choose which method they would like to see (ex. Power tools vs hand tools), or even something as simple as different ways to place or decorate a project once it’s done, can add interactivity to an otherwise passive video. Within an interactive experience, the audience is more engaged with the content, talk about it more, re-watching it to see the other options, as well as remember the experience more of consuming the interactive content.
Like choose-your-own-adventure in digital form, the options and arcs of content can be as simple or complex an experience as a Content Creator wants to make it, and allows more elements of storytelling to the making process.
My talk will combine interactive elements (reinforcing the topic), storytelling, audio-visuals, and possibly a few dad jokes. I will also breakdown the process of putting an interactive video together. These will set the stage for a call to action for Makers to rethink their content and consider adding interactive elements to their workflow to help breath new life into their videos
Key messages:
Interactive content allows more audience engagement, watch time, repeat viewings, and rememberability for your content.
Interactivity helps with community building within your audience
Inactivity helps increase conversion rates




Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 102

4:00pm EST

Switch Off Auto
Take control of your content...practical tips and tricks for beautiful shots/video and the equipment needed for all levels of expertise. Even if you have a large content library, you’ll learn techniques to take your content to the next level! As our maker skills progress, so should our content quality.

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Workshop B

4:00pm EST

Digital Buisness Tools
Setting Up Systems to Tame the Whirlwind
Are you losing track of orders, invoices, inquiries, upcoming projects or one of 100 other things in the whirlwind you have to deal with as a small business owner every month? Setting up systems for your business can not only help you keep track of things, but they can optimize your business and clear your head space. Stop worrying and start setting up systems to tame the whirlwind.


Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 103

4:00pm EST

Embracing the Struggle - growing on YouTube
Jonny Lambert and Mike Clifford have two different but similar paths to finding success on YouTube and other social platforms. Find out how they wade through the highs and lows of growing a YouTube audience by embracing the struggle. They'll give you insight how they navigate the constantly changing landscape of YouTube and how a "winning mindset" can help you too.  


Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 105

4:00pm EST

Improving Workflow In Your Space
Are you using your workspace correctly/efficiently?
We will talk about making the most out of space, whether it is a garage, large shop, shed, on the go in a trailer.
Do you keep your WORKBENCHs mobile?
Can you move from one tool to the other effectively, in the order that builds should happen?
Can you do multiple cuts/builds at your workspace?
Join us and learn how to make the most of YOUR space. 

Speakers
SE

Stevie Estler

Built By Stevie


Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Room 106

4:00pm EST

SketchUp Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Tyson Kartchner

Tyson Kartchner

Hey, I'm Tyson and I've been a part of the SketchUp team for over 15 years and a garage shop woodworker for about the same time. I spend much of the week creating videos and learning resources for SketchUp and most of the weekends decompressing by building furniture, toys, cosplay... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday February 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Room 104

5:30pm EST

Closing Ceremony
Saturday February 22, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
WORKBENCHcon Gathering Area Cobb Galleria Main Floor A