Tuesday April 22, 2014 | by Samuel Paul

Glass Art Society 2015 conference in San Jose accepting proposals for presentations

UPDATED 4/23/2014

The Glass Art Society will hold its 2015 conference in San Jose, California, with a unique Friday through Sunday schedule that departs from the more typical mid-week kick-off. Though venues are still not finalized, the organization has locked in the dates of June 5 - 7, 2015, and announced the theme: "Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology," based in part on the event's planned Silicon Valley location. The Glass Art Society was founded in 1971 with the purpose of promoting and developing the work of glass art, along with supporting glass artists worldwide, and next year will be the 44th annual event.


Extoling San Jose as a hotbed of technology and a walkable city (perhaps indicating that the delay-prone busing system between venues in Chicago in 2014 might not be needed), the announcement included a call for entries, and encouraged proposals centered around technology. "We invite proposals that explore the many ways in which glass and technology can foster connectivity and infuse one another with innovative possibilities," reads the announcement by GAS executive director Pamela Koss.

Proposals for this conference are being accepted now until June 01, 2014. Non-Glass Art Society members are also encouraged to submit. The five categories of proposals being accepted include lecture, a combined lecture-demonstration, a demonstration, panel discussions, and one called simply "other." The official call for proposals can be found here.

Editor's Note: This item was updated to correct a mathematical error that incorrectly calculated the number of conferences that had taken place.

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