NEPPFA is excited to offer two full days of education, networking, socializing and a vendor showcase at one of New England’s premier convention centers located in downtown Worcester, MA. Worcester is a city on the rise. It is home to countless world class restaurants and a vibrant night life all within walking distance of downtown. With its own airport, train station and bus terminal there are many options when traveling to and from Worcester.
FRAMECON 2018 will offer 12 educational seminars and workshops and numerous opportunities for social gatherings and networking with fellow picture framing professionals. A discounted hotel package will be offered at the Hilton Garden Hotel located across the street from the convention center.
DCU Convention Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608
- Six 90-minute educational seminars
- Lunch (Sunday and Monday)
- Admission to the Vendor Showcase
- Admission to “Framer’s Corner Live” Breakfast
- General Membership Meeting
- Networking and Idea Sharing
Breakfast and Lunch:
With your admission you will enjoy a light breakfast and an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow framers and business owners.
Framer’s Corner Live:
8:00 – 9:30 am, Monday June 11.
Join us for this interactive and live version for PPFA’s online framer’s forum. Cliff Wilson will lead a lively discussion about any and all topics. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share answers and experiences. A light breakfast will be included.
Vendor Sponsor Showcase:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday June 11.
Come support our sponsors and visit with over 25 vendors at our mini trade show. See new products, services and demonstrations.
Schedule of Events & Classes
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration – Check in|
|9:00 – 10:30||“At the Design Counter” – Rob Markoff, CPF
“French Lines” – Linda Wassell, MCPF
|10:45 – 12:15||“Managing & Delegating” – Rob Markoff, CPF
“Light & Sound Inside the Frame” – Larry Pearl
|12:30 – 1:30||Lunch|
|1:45 – 3:15||“Make Frames, Make Money” – Harry Gaston, MCPF
“Retail Merchandising” – Cliff Safane – Sponsored by Frametastick
|3:30 – 5:00||“Wax Finishes” – Rob Markoff, CPF – Sponsored by Vermont Hardwoods
“Gilded Accents” – Linda Wassell, MCPF
|6:00||Framer’s Dinner at Mezcal (Not Included)|
Monday – June 11
|7:45 – 8:00||Registration – Check in|
|8:00 – 9:30||“Framer’s Corner Live” Breakfast – Cliff Wilson, MCPF|
|10:00 – 11:30||“Canvas Strip Lining” – Rob Markoff, CPF
“Social Media 101 for Framers” – Richelle
Bonn – Sponsored by Crescent Cardboard
|11:00 – 3:00||Vendor Showcase – Lunch|
|2:30 – 4:00||“Care and Feeding of Saws” – Mike Rieck – Sponsored by Fletcher
“Intro to Painted & Distressed Finishes” – Jim Reinhart & Justin
NEPPFA has secured a discounted room rate of $129/night (plus taxes) at the Hilton Garden Hotel located directly across the street from the convention center. Call for reservations. Mention NEPPFA for special room rate. Other hotels located in the area are Courtyard by Marriott and Holiday Inn Express.
*All hotel reservations are the responsibility of the attendee and cannot be made through NEPPFA.
Registration & Pricing
All Access Pass
Includes up to 6 classes, Framer’s Corner Live Breakfast, lunch and Vendor Showcase.
(Register before 5/15 and SAVE $30)
Monday Only Pass
Includes up to 2 classes, Framer’s Corner Live Breakfast, lunch and Vendor Showcase.
Vendor Showcase Only Pass
Admission to the Vendor Showcase only. Includes lunch.
NEPPFA Vendor Sponsors
Acrylite – AMCI Regence – Crescent – Craft
Inc. – Décor Moulding – Don Mar Frame &
Moulding – Fletcher – Fotiou – Frametastic! –
The Frame Master – Larson Juhl – Lineco –
Logan -Neilsen Bainbridge
Presto Moulding – Pro Tapes & Specialties –
Rhonda Feinman Custom Frames – Small
Corp – Vermont Hardwoods
– Wizard Int.