2018 American Glass Guild Conference - Call for papers

Thursday, 21 June, 2018 to Sunday, 24 June, 2018
Deadline: 
Friday, 1 December, 2017
Place: 
Cleveland

Conference Dates: June 22-24, 2018 Cleveland, Ohio
Workshop Dates: June 21 & 22, 2018
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

The American Glass Guild Conference Committee is seeking proposals for lectures, panels, demonstrations by artists, craftspeople, studios, conservators, architects, historians or panels for the AGG annual Conference to be held June 22 - 24, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. We are also interested in proposals for pre-conference workshops. Please consider sharing case studios, bodies of work and other relevant information with others in the profession.

The Conference presentations will include a variety of aspects that are faced in our field, including but not limited to, the following topics:

- Case Studies, historic to modern examples
- Design
- Artistic processes, innovations & techniques
- Conservation / Restoration
- Materials & products
- Professional business practices & issues / trends
- Art glass

Presenters, demonstrators and panel moderators & panellists will receive discounted registration for the conference. Special consideration may be given for other costs (travel, lodging) on a need basis. As a non-profit organization, defraying costs helps us be more active in providing educational programs and scholarships. But we also need interesting and talented presenters, so please let us know what you need to participate.

If accepted, you will be contacted by December 15, 2017. Presenters will be required to sign a contract and submit a head shot (300 dpi) for promotional materials. Content from your submittal may also be used in these promotional materials and posted to the AGG website, social media and blog.

Submission Guidelines

Categories

Presentations to be submitted in the following categories:

Lectures: 20- or 40-minutes, plus additional time for Q&A. Handouts (i.e., lecture slide guide) are extremely helpful. AGG will provide the copies and insertion into the conference packets if a master is provided
2-3 weeks before the conference.

Demonstrations: 30- to 60-minutes performed 3-4 times in succession or during the course of a day. Should be a presentation of a particular skill, technique or process. Presenter may speak about, show images or pieces of a process, and/or perform various aspects of the process live from start to finish. Any special needs should be shared prior to acceptance of proposed demonstration. Typically several demonstrators are presenting at the same time in different locations and attendees are rotated through to help reduce class size and to create a more personal interaction.

Panels: 50 minutes. Moderator and up to 4 other panellists discussing a topic or range of issues. Visuals welcomed.

Workshops:

Full-day (8 hours) workshops or day workshops (4 hours). Both to include 30-minute clean up. Half of the workshop fee will be paid to the instructor.

Note: Submissions for several categories from one presenter is welcome. Consider a lecture and a workshop or demonstration since you are already attending.

Submission for each Proposal

Lectures

- Proposals should include a title and a description as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website. Please limit to no more than 300 words.
- Presenters must include a brief bio (75 - 100 words), in addition to Resume/CV and full contact information: name, company, mailing address, phone, email address & website.
- If a panel is proposed, please include the contact information of all panellists.
- Provide several digital images relevant to your presentation: 300 dpi, high enough quality to appear in the conference materials. Please attach digital images that are at least 800 pixels on the shortest side.
- Include a plain text file with photo information and photo credits.

Demonstrations

- Proposals should include a title and a description as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website. Please limit to no more than 300 words.
- Presenters must include a brief bio (75 - 100 words), in addition to Resume/CV and full contact information: name, company, mailing address, phone, email address & website.
- Include all tools, materials, and equipment needed, such as: light tables, paints, easels, water, kilns. Include who will be providing each item, presenter, attendee or AGG.
- Provide several digital images relevant to your presentation: 300 dpi, high enough quality to appear in the conference materials. Please attach digital images that are at least 800 pixels on the shortest side.
- Include a plain text file with photo information and photo credits.

Workshops

- Proposals should include a title and a description as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website. Please limit to no more than 300 words.
- Instructors must include a brief bio (75 - 100 words), in addition to Resume/CV and full contact information: name, company, mailing address, phone, email address & website.
- Include all tools, materials, and equipment needed, such as: light tables, paints, easels, water, kilns. Include who will be providing each item, presenter, attendee or AGG. Please also include any anticipated material fees that will be charged per student and what they are for.
- Provide several digital images relevant to your workshop: 300 dpi, high enough quality to appear in the conference materials. Please attach digital images that are at least 800 pixels on the shortest side.
- Include a plain text file with photo information and photo credits.
- Instructors will need to contact students (a contact list will be provided) with any requirements for the class they need to bring, such as: brushes, drawings, cutting tools and preparatory work.
- Instructors are requested to suggest the per student cost of the workshop and the minimum/maximum student enrolment.
- The instructor will be required to fill out a 1099 form before payment will be made.
- As we are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, over the years various instructors have been very gracious and donated their instruction fee back to the organization. This donation may be tax deductible, please consult with your accountant.

Submitting: Digital Submissions only

- Email your submission as a folder entitled: AGG2018_your last name
- Email to program@americanglassguild.org
- Email your questions to the address above. Be sure to include your contact information, especially if you would like a return phone call.
- Please submit by the December 1, 2017 deadline.