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What is the Gathering?

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) holds an annual conference to bring together an international community of glass bead artists and enthusiasts. The conference, called The Gathering, is an occasion to become involved in the glass world and make valuable contacts. 

There are a wide variety of events at the conference to satisfy many interests. It is an opportunity for attendees to network with each other, gallery owners, collectors, technical vendors and suppliers.  It also gives technical vendors an opportunity to showcase new equipment, tools, supplies, and glass. Through demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, and more attendees can learn new techniques and business skills to further their glass bead knowledge.

Registration is open to all, however being a member of the ISGB gives you the opportunity to participate in early registration.

 

Future Gatherings

 

The 2017 Gathering Booklet is available to download here

BIG GLASS NEWS - 2017 GATHERING, 25 YEARS STRONG!

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and Glass Craft & Bead Expo are coming together in Las Vegas, Nevada to create an amazing opportunity in 2017.

While these two events still operate independently of one another, the partnership will offer an unprecedented experience for glass artists, enthusiasts, and complimentary mediums for a must-attend event! 

ISGB will hold its annual conference, The Gathering, March 29 - April 2, with preconference workshops beginning on Tuesday, March 28. Events, presentations, and workshops will bring strong creative content that will not only educate, but inspire attendees. 

Glass Craft & Bead Expo workshops will begin March 29 - April 2 with their annual tradeshow March 31 - April 2. ISGB will add to the tradeshow on Saturday, April 1 by bringing their one day Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar to the show floor. 

The ISGB Gathering, Glass Craft & Bead Expo, and all events will take place at the exciting South Point Hotel & Casino. More details on workshops, registration, and hotel reservations will be available this fall. 

Presenters
Sally Prasch, Keynote Speaker
Heather Behrendt
Alexx Cheng, Special Guest Presenter
Julie Couch
Flourish & Thrive Academy
Lezlie Foster
Susan Hood
Floor Kaspers
Andrew Pollack
Hannah Rosner
Barbara Becker Simon
Bill Struve
Stephanie White

Torch Workshops
Davide Penso, Special Guest Instructor
Tatyana Boyarinova
Julie Couch
Nina "Sam" Hibler & Nicole Lozano
Patty Lakinsmith
Gay Massender
Dolly Ahles Palmer
Andrew Pollack
Martina Roemer
Heather Sellers

Coldworking 
Anne Steenkiste

Non Torch Workshops
Kendra Bruno
Shirley Cook
Doug Baldwin
Lori Greenberg
Janice Peacock

 

 

Previous Gatherings


Following is a list of past Gatherings -

1993   Prescott, Arizona

1994   San Francisco, California

1995   Evanston, Illinois

1996   Seattle, Washington

1997   Albuquerque, New Mexico

1998   Corning, New York

1999   Scottsdale, Arizona

2000   Oakland, California

2001   Boulder, Colorado

2002   Alexandria, Virginia

2003   Lowell, Massachusetts 

2004   Portland, Oregon

2005   Louisville, Kentucky

2006   Kansas City, Missouri

2007   Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008   Oakland, California

2009  Miami, Florida
          Photo Album

2010  Rochester, New York
          Photo Album
 
2011  Louisville, Kentucky
 
2012  Bellevue, Washington
 
2013  Rochester, New York

         2014  Houston, Texas
                    Photo Album

         2015  Albuquerque, New Mexico
                    Photo Album 1
                    Photo Album 2

2016  New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 
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