If you will be at SURTEX or live within shooting distance of New York City – I recommend you take a look at the conference program offered during the SURTEX show. Details from the SURTEX website:

The SURTEX 2010 Conference Program – “The NEW Reality of Art Licensing & Sales: Strategies for Business Prosperity in a Tough Economy” – will offer 11 sessions essential to professional development in the areas of art licensing, business, technology, marketing, trend and more.

A full conference program package is $700, and a half-program package of 5 sessions is $300. Individual sessions are $75 in advance and $85 onsite. A full conference program package includes a free badge, giving you access to the Show floor. Please note that Conference registration is separate from Show registration. Full and half conference packages are available only in advance of the Show. Once the Show has opened, individual session registrations will be accepted pending space availability.

All sessions will take place in Room 1A04/5, Level 1, of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Of course, I’d love to see you in my class!

I will be part of a panel of 3 for a class based on my eBook:

How to Find, Interact & Work with Manufacturers who License Art
Sunday May 16, 2:00-3:00 pm

Whether you go it alone or have an agent, the most vital part of your business success revolves around the licensees you sign. With so many product categories and so many different requirements, you need to understand how to navigate the world of manufacturers. Presenters will provide keen ‘soup to nuts’ insight on how to maximize licensing relationships – from the artist, agent and manufacturer perspectives.

I’m excited about it since people who attend will get the “she said, he said, she said” experience from three people with three perspectives in the industry. Cool!


Tara Reed  – Artist & Designer / Tara Reed Design Inc.

Steve Harris  – Founder / Harris-Sachs LLC

Susan January  – Vice President of Product Management at Leanin’ Tree

CLICK HERE to go to the SURTEX website, see all 11 classes being offered and register today!

Maybe I’ll see you in the Big Apple in a few weeks!

– Tara Reed