Get Inspiration From Industry Leaders

Join us in Memphis in 2019!


Just starting out or a seasoned booth pro, the industry is changing! The business is changing due to increased online and social media presence. Learn insider secrets and tips from those who are leaders in the industry. Learn what’s hot and what works and what doesn’t from those who are in it. Founders of BOOTH have run a successful store for over 5 years. Their store, University Pickers in Huntsville, AL, is 12,000 sqft and has over 115 vendors who have a combined social media reach of 135,000! Sisters, Cindi Pope and Trish Gleason grew up in middle TN with a mom that has a flair for decorating and a dad that knows his business. Mom taught them early how to shop for a bargain and make simple things beautiful. Dad taught them hard work and how to laugh at themselves. Cindi and Trish work hard to help their vendors grow and be successful while providing customers a wonderful shopping experience.


For creative small business owners who are selling antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and handcrafted items in malls, markets or online. BOOTH is a time to come together and encourage, network and learn more from the leaders in our industry. When you attend BOOTH you will have 2 full days of learning from successful booth owners, gaining encouragement from others and networking with other booth operators to help build a community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs. In our Marketplace area, you will get to connect with brands one on one! Thinking of selling DIY products or looking to find new techniques learn directly from the brand themselves!

BOOTH Conference 2019

BOOTH is a 2-day conference for those in the Booth business. You will hear from influencers in our market and get inspiration, encouragement and practical advice to help you continue to grow and stand out in the booth industry. It’s where Booth biz owners connect!


We are super excited to host Booth Conference 2019! Scheduled for January 23-24, 2019 in Memphis TN! Seats will be limited! Tickets are $277.


These workshops are designed with you in mind to maximize your time by letting you learn about the things you need most! Check out our workshops, plan your schedule and sign up!


11:00 a.m.
Email Marketing – Brandon Crist
Furniture Repair – Jeff Huff

3:15 p.m.
Painting Demo – Jennifer Ferguson
Instgram – April Wilkes

5:15 p.m.
Mall Owners – Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope
Facebook Ads – Melanie Diehl


11:45 a.m.
Setting up Wholesale – Ann Schneider
Photography – Dionne Woods

4:00 p.m.
Blogging – Lisa Rippy
Pinterest – Trish Gleason
Pricing –Cindi Pope

Trained & Passionate Event Speakers

Spend time with some of our favorites! Each speaker will be available for questions after their presentation in our roundtable sessions or workshops.
Chrysy Huff

Chrysy Huff

Owner, Restoration Emporium, Kansas City, MO

With almost 25 years of experience running a small business, Chrysalyn has most recently found success in the form of Restoration Emporium, a Home Décor Furniture store located in Kansas City’s historic West Bottoms as well as curating two boutique locations. Through her tireless work on building and maintaining the social media presence of RE:, and constant dedication to staying on top of home decor and technology trends, Chrysalyn has been able to build one of Kansas City’s most visited stores of its kind. She has accumulated an impressive amount of accolades along the way; including, but not limited to, a Design Excellence Gold Award, KC Magazine: The City’s Best, 435 Magazine: Most Fabulous Finds, three-time The Pitch: Best of KC, and this past year Winner of A National award: Microsoft Small Business Award 2016. Unlike positions she has held previously, Chrysalyn’s role is less visible to customers but critical to RE:’s expanding success. She manages all marketing and promotional activities, selects and supports vendors, and works to grow RE:’s service lines. Chrysalyn’s prior life as an event planner means RE:’s ever-expanding workshops and special events unfold with a precision that exceeds expectations. Chrysalyn is currently developing a new segment of the brand RE through her design and staging work with DIY star Tamara Day and her number one hit show on Bargain Mansions.
Dionne Woods

Dionne Woods

Owner/Artist, The Turquoise Iris, Oklahoma City, OK

Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson

Owner/Artist, Artistic Painting Studio, Huntington Beach, CA

Lisa Ann Rippy

Lisa Ann Rippy

Owner, Interior Inspirations, Madison, MS

April Wilkes

April Wilkes

Owner, Vintage Pickin’ Market, Fyffe, AL

Ann Schneider

Ann Schneider

Owner, The Front Porch, Waukesha, WI

Brandon Crist

Brandon Crist

CEO & Co-founder, Brand Mentors, Bowling Green, KY

Melanie Diehl

Melanie Diehl

Digital Marketing Strategist at Melanie & Co Marketing Collective

Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope

Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope

Co-Owners, University Pickers, Huntsville, AL



  • 8:00 Registration
  • 8:30 Chryssy Huff – Growing your Booth Biz
  • 9:45 Jennifer Ferguson – Painting & Building your Creative Biz
  • 11:00 Workshops: Email Lists OR Furniture Repair
  • 11:45 Crepe Maker Lunch
  • 12:45 April Wilkes – Staging & Pop-up Markets
  • 2:00 Brandon Crist – Websites & your Biz
  • 3:15 Workshops: Painting Demo OR Instagram
  • 4:00 Jeff Huff – Repairing Furniture
  • 5:15 Workshops: Mall Owners OR Facebook Ads


  • 8:00 Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope – Booth Biz Basics
  • 9:15 Dionne Woods – Painting & Facebook LIVES
  • 10:30 Lisa Rippy – Business Inspiration
  • 11:45 Workshops: Setting Up Wholesale OR Photography
  • 12:30 BBQ Lunch
  • 1:30 Melanie Diehl – Social Media & Google Business
  • 2:45 Ann Schneider – Selling Wholesale in Your Booth
  • 4:00 Workshops: Blogging OR Pinterest
  • 4:45 Round Table


Propcellar  2585 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38112 (adjacent to the burgeoning Broad Ave Arts District)


2585 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38112 (adjacent to the burgeoning Broad Ave Arts District)

While You're In Memphis

Must See

Located off historic Beale Street. The Rock n Soul Museum follows Memphis history of music and tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.

Don’t Go Home Without

Gibson Beale Street showcases factory tours. Gibson Guitars date back to the early 1900s and while the factories in Bozeman, Montana and Nashville, Tennessee build all of the electric models, purists come to Memphis for the hollow body and semi-hollow body, semi-acoustic guitars. On your tour, you can watch skilled luthiers as they handcraft some of the finest guitars in the world.

Must Do

Graceland – Elvis’ home takes you from Elvis’ humble beginnings through his rise to international superstardom. The Memphis Zoo – named one of the best Zoos in the country by tripadvisor. Experience Memphis Bar-B-Que – Get down to Rendezvous in Downtown Memphis or venture out to other hot spots like Central BBQ, A&R Bar-B-Que, Bar-B-Q Shop, Cozy Corner, Corky’s, etc.

What’s New

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is a new destination experience located inside the iconic Pyramid in Downtown Memphis. This retail experience offers something for everyone from the serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking to have fun. We are much more than just a store. Inside the expansive 535,000-square-foot pyramid are many experiences and features that offer something for everyone.

Points of Interest

Beale Street Entertainment District
Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo
AutoZone Park
FedEx Forum
Memphis Rock n Soul
Museum Stax
Museum of American Soul Music
National Civil Rights Museum
Liberty Bowl Stadium
Orpheum Theatre
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Tunica Mississippi Casinos
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Children’s Museum of Memphis
Bass Pro at the Pyramid


The new Memphis Music Hall of Fame (MMHoF) celebrates visionaries who’ve made music in this city that resonates around the world. Some are household names, some aren’t. But spend an hour or so in their Hall of Fame, and you’ll see how they’re all connected to the soundtrack of your life. The MMHoF has been inducting members – 47 so far – since 2012, but the museum is new as of August 2015. Memphis is a pilgrimage for those wanting to visit the birthplace of the blues, of soul and of rock & roll. On Beale Street, W.C. Handy put down on paper the first written blues music. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash all recorded at the historic Sun Records, which is now a museum. Graceland, the second most-visited home in America, welcomes visitors from around the world who yearn for a peek into the life of “the King” Beyond the music, Tennessee’s largest city also offers much more. It has more sunny days each year than Miami, and combines southern tradition and hospitality with modern amenities. You’ll enjoy great dining (be sure to sample the barbecued ribs), art galleries and exciting nightlife.

Recommended Hotels

Downtown – approx 4 miles

300 N 2nd Street Memphis, TN 38105
From $127
Downtown – approx 4.5 miles

250 N Main St. Memphis, TN 38103
From $147
Downtown – approx 4 miles

1 Bass Pro Drive Memphis, TN 38105
From $199
Midtown Memphis – approx 2.5 miles

3700 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111
From $129
Downtown – approx 4 miles

149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
From $199
East Memphis – approx 5 miles

5069 Sanderlin Ave. Memphis, TN 38117
From $129

Also, check out AirBnB for some great stays!

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