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Call for 2015 Gathering Proposals

We are excited to announce that the ISGB Gathering XXIII will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 15 - July 19, 2015.  Located at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque, the rich history and traditions of the fine city of Albuquerque will provide a wonderful ambience for the new, diverse atmosphere of our annual conference. 

The ISGB is seeking instructors and presenters for the conference. We are looking for content to educate and inspire flameworkers by sharing ideas and knowledge. We encourage you to apply and help support our mission to preserve the rich and diverse traditions of the art of glassworking techniques. Workshop and presentation proposals are not limited to glass, but may be complementary mediums, as well as topics of professional development among artists and craftspeople.
 
Half-day and full-day workshops will be considered. Presentations are 50 minutes long and must be brand new content.  
 
Applications are due by September 15, 2014.
 
Click here for the 2015 Gathering Instructor Application.
 
Click here for the 2015 Gathering Presenter Application.

 

 

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. To download a .pdf version of the conference booklet, click here.

 

Future Gathering

Mark your calendar and save the date! 

2015  Albuquerque, New Mexico   

July 15 - July 19 (classes start prior to the 15th)

 

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

 
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