2022 Closets Conference melds design and business topics
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SAN DIEGO -- There will be no shortage of takeaways from the 2022 Closets Conference.

The full-day program scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, at the San Diego Convention Center will feature presentations from executives of five diverse companies beginning with keynote speaker Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design and ending with Ron Montbleau, CEO of Montbleau and Associates.

The Closets Conference is co-sponsored by Closets & Organized Storage magazine and the Association of Closets & Storage Professionals.

Here's the full schedule for the Closets Conference.

  2022 Closets Conference
April 27 - San Diego Convention Center

Opening Keynote: Transforming Awkward Spaces into Luxury Closets, presented by Laurie Haefele, owner, Haefele Design Inc.

Haefele will share some of the closet projects that have most tested her design mettle including designing closets that were created to hide ducting or have oddball shapes. Learn more.

Laurie Haefele Design

Magic Numbers & Financial Impacts, presented by Tim Coleman, division manager, SCE

Coleman will unlock some of the secrets to getting ahead in the home organization business and call attention to “the little things that matter.” Learn more.


Should You Charge Design Fees?, presented by Karen Rolleri, founder and COO of Organizeology

Rolleri will present her reasoning for why closet professionals should charge clients for their designs and discuss how to get the client to agree to pay for them. Learn more.

Karen Rolleri Organizeology
12:00pm Networking Lunch, sponsored by Wood Taiwan

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Organize Your Business, presented by Jane Stoller, founder and CEO of Organized Jane

Stroller will go through the key steps closet owners can take to not only improve their profitability but their personal lives as well.

Learn more.

Jane Stoller Organized Jane
3:30pm Virtual Plant Tour & Reception, presented by Ron Montbleau, CEO of Montbleau & Associates

Woodworking Network is commissioning an exclusive video tour of Montbleau & Associate’s state-of-the-art architectural millwork production facility in Tijuana, Mexico. Montbleau will field questions from conference participants.

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About the 2022 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo California
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo California (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 27-29, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

2022 Closets Expo Registration

The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 27, followed by the two-day expo, April 28-29, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. 

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 


View the interactive exhibitor prospectus.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.


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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.