The International Society of Glass Beadmakers is requesting proposals for lectures, demonstrations, and educational classes for its 2012 conference in Bellevue, Washington incorporating the theme Evolution: 20 Years of Glass Beadmaking and Beyond. Proposals are due no later than Midnight on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Bellevue, a French name for “Beautiful View” aptly describes its location: positioned on several hills overlooking Puget Sound. Surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and outdoor spaces, Bellevue is known for its appealing, tree‐lined view of the Seattle skyline. Established as a farming town more than 130 years ago, Bellevue is now one of the state's richest and most successful cities, and serves as a satellite city to Washington's largest metropolis, Seattle. As the Pacific Northwest’s spot to dine and shop, this stylish city offers hundreds of well‐known stores and unique boutiques for shopping, plus dozens of delicious restaurants and take‐out shops all in a clean, safe, easy‐to‐walk environment.

Vibrant Bellevue is a gateway to the entire Puget Sound. This exceptional region is rich in natural beauty with the surrounding mountains and water, celebrates its native culture and historical value, and is headquarters to innovative businesses such as Microsoft, Boeing and Amazon to name just a few.

Bellevue, Seattle and all surrounding cities open big doors to the world of glass – the Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Tacoma Museum of Glass, glass studios, schools, suppliers, galleries, shops and more filled with the work of amazing artists. If you love glass, this is where you want to be and this is the time to be here – our 20th Anniversary!

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