The Edge, Wigan
Greater Manchester, UK
Saturday 22nd August 2020
10 am - 6 pm
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If you are obsessed with planning, stationery or journalling, this one day event in Manchester is a different type of planner meet up, not to be missed - a great opportunity to connect with like-minded planner lovers.
PlannerFest celebrates our shared love of planners and stationery, all with a festival vibe. There is a focus on shopping, and we have amazing shops and brands joining us. Inspiring presentations, workshops, campfire sessions and mini meet ups will also be happening throughout the day.
PlannerFest 2020 will take place at The Edge, a fantastic venue in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Situated in the North West of the UK, Wigan is easily accessible by road, rail and air! Budget accommodation is available within walking distance of the venue (£40 per night).
The venue is fully accessible.
Bex (@PlannerUK on Instagram and YouTube) is addicted to planning, stationery, journalling, memory keeping and fountain pens! A professional event manager by day she is passionate about pretty & functional planning for productivity, organisation, creativity & growth. Combining her event organising skills and passion for planning is her ultimate dream - PlannerFest is born!
PlannerFest offers an unrivalled opportunity to shop for all types of stationery and planner supplies under one roof, including stickers, notebooks, covers, washi tape, stamps, and more!
27 stalls are already confirmed making this the biggest planner and stationery shopping area at any B2C European planner event to the best of our knowledge.
Enjoy a full day and unique programme of exclusive workshops, presentations and panel discussion, with speakers and exciting content you do not want to miss!
We also have creativity stations, demos and campfire sessions going on throughout the event.
The event will have a festival vibe, including a chill out area, festival theming, and various photo opportunities across the venue.
Overall, PlannerFest is a jam-packed, fun-filled day!
We really hope you can join us for the party!
Campfire sessions, creativity stations and mini meet ups will allow attendees to find others that share their interests and to discuss planner passions, lusts, trends and problems that matter to the planner community.
PlannerFest offers a warm welcome to everyone, particularly those that are new to planning, attending alone, shy, anxious or unsure.
We will work hard to ensure everyone leaves having met lifelong planner friends.
PlannerFest is organised by a professional event manager with a lifelong obsession for planners and stationery and a love for the planning community. Born in Yorkshire and settled in Lancashire, NOW is the time for a large planner event in the North of England!
Your Full Attendee PlannerFest ticket includes:
* Access to the event, between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturday 22nd August 2020
* An inspiring and unique programme of keynote presentations and workshops
* Creativity Stations, demos and campfire sessions
* A shopping market place, including many of your favourite planner brands, plus new sellers to discover
* Chill out zone
* A festival vibe!
* Photo opportunities
* Interactive social elements
* Swaps tables
* A goodie bag
* Lunch and refreshments
Mini meet ups gather together planners that share passions and similar interests so you can share and discuss your experiences and inspire each other. We will set up mini meet ups for different planner types and styles so you can meet friends new and old that use the same set up (e.g. Erin Condren meet up, Hobonichi meet up, Bullet Journal meet up, etc). This is the opportunity to coo over other peoples planners and to find out how they do things!
For anyone that is new to a particular planner type/brand or interested in seeing one in action before they buy one, it will also be really useful to ask questions of more experienced users.
You are not tied to attending any mini meet ups but you may wish to attend one or several mini meet ups throughout the day.
Campfire sessions are smaller, more intimate conversations about the topics that interest you with small groups of other like-minded people. A different focus is outlined on different tables and attendees can choose which group to join. You are free to stay with one group or during the allocated session time you may want to move between several different groups and discussions that interest you.
Imagine sitting around a campfire at a festival with friends and talking about the things that really interest and inspire you. This is how campfire sessions work. (Minus the fires of course!)
On the event registration form we ask you to share your planner questions - this can be absolutely anything you want to discuss at the event: things that puzzle you, things you want to learn more about, things you want to see. We will use these ideas, as well as ideas of our own, to create topics for the different campfire sessions. If you want to create your own campfire session on the day you can also let us know and we can make it happen.
Creativity Stations are short opportunities to get creative, learn a new skill, try something out or make something to take away.
Creativity Stations will happen throughout the event. All attendees will have a programme detailing all of the different interactive stations and you can visit as many or few as you wish.
Each Creativity Station has a dedicated host, an expert or enthusiast who can demonstrate, show you the ropes, and offer top tips and inspiration.
Creativity Stations enable you to build your own itinerary, and focus on the things that appeal to you most and suit your personal planner style.
This unique and groundbreaking approach is just one of many ways PlannerFest is different to other planner events!
It is really important to me that anyone new to planning, new to planner events, attending alone or just wanting to meet more planner friends will do so at PlannerFest. In 2019, I put into place lots of ideas to make the event as welcoming as I could for everyone attending and we will do this and more for 2020. Even if you do not know a single person before you attend I guarantee that you will leave with lots of new planner friends from this fantastic, supportive community.
If you are nervous or worrying please contact me privately so I can share more information about the measures we are putting in to place to reassure people for this year.
I am an event manager by day and a planner addict by night. Without my (fountain) pen and paper I would not be able to make it through the day! After 16 years of running my own business, I want to combine my skills and passion to create an exciting new event for planner addicts and stationery lovers everywhere.
As a proud Northerner myself, the North West is the natural location for PlannerFest. I have lots of ideas and a strong vision for the event and I want this to become an annual must-attend event for the planner community, which can grow year on year.