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American Glass Guild Conference
20th – 22nd July 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The American Glass Guild’s Board of Directors is seeking proposals for lectures and panels from artists, craftspeople, studios, conservators, architects and historians for the AGG Conference to be held July 20th – 22nd, 2012, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are also interested in proposals for workshops immediately before the Conference.
Please consider sharing your work, insights, and interesting projects with your colleagues.

The Conference will present papers on the many different aspects which those working in the field are faced with, including:
new design
technique and materials
history of the medium and its practitioners
business practices
The overall theme is “connections” – connecting the past with the present, connecting new techniques with old, connecting different art forms or different disciplines, connecting with Pittsburgh – or just sharing with others.

Accepted talks will be 20 or 40 minutes in length with additional time for questions. Submit abstracts and workshop proposals via email to, attention Rona Moody, Pittsburgh Program Chair, by October 7th, 2011. Proposals should include a title and be no longer than 300 words. Authors must include a bio and full contact information for themselves (name/company, mailing address, phone, and email address) and, if a panel is proposed, for the other possible panel members. The program committee will send notification of acceptance by November 15th, 2011.

Instructors proposing workshops must include its expected length (e.g. 3 hours, 4 hours); all tools, materials and equipment needed for the workshop (e.g. kilns, light tables, sandblasters, paints, etc.) and who would be providing what (the teacher or the AGG); whether they expect to charge a materials fee and for what; and what the students will need to bring (e.g. brushes, drawings, cutting tools, etc.)

Those giving 40-minute talks receive one free registration for the Conference (to be split if there are two presenters).
Those giving 20-minute talks receive one half-price registration.
Those organizing and leading panel discussions receive one half-price registration. The panelists receive a T-shirt or Apron.
Those giving workshops will receive fees for the workshop, but no reduction in Conference fees.

To receive these benefits, presenters must register for the Conference. All travel and hotel expenses and reservations are the responsibility of the presenter.

Important dates for authors
Printed papers of all presentations will be available at the Conference. We will need to have these in time for editing and printing, so please note these dates:
Closing date for proposal submissions: 7th October, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15th November, 2011
Final submissions of paper for publication: 1st May, 2012

So please join us. The mission of the AGG is to provide a forum for the open exchange of information on stained, leaded and decorative glass and its creation, preservation, restoration, and history. Our intention is to work toward building an environment within the field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists and craftspeople to attain a higher level of expertise. Our Conferences include presentations, round-table discussions, and demonstrations by notable national and international experts. Information on past Conferences is available on our website at

We would be delighted to have your input at the Conference and your contribution to discussions. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

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     Posted: Wed Oct 5th, 2011 07:30 pm
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    Just a note to anyone putting finishing touches to a proposal - we are asking for a MAXIMUM of 300 words.

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