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2017 ISGB Gathering XXV Daily Schedule
Tuesday, March 28

8:00 am – 6:00 pm Board of Directors Planning Session, Boardroom

8:30 am - 5:30 pm Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour​, Offsite Activity
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshops Off Site Studios* & Hotel
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Board of Directors Board Meeting, Boardroom


Wednesday, March 29 

7:00 am – 8:00 am Preregistration for Conference Open, Registration

8:00 am –​ 12:00 pm Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Tour, Offsite Activity​
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshops, South Point Hotel
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Half Day Workshops and Business Development Seminars, South Point Hotel
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hoover Dam Tour, Offsite Activity
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Preregistration for Conference Open, Registration
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Opening Night Reception, Outdoor Pool and Bar 


Thursday, March 30

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Check-in, Registration, and Fundraising Sales Open, Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Fundraising Sales Open, Fundraising

9:00 am – 12:30 pm Business Development Seminars, South Point Hotel

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm ASGB — Beads of Courage — ISGB Community Project Open, South Point Hotel

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Instructors Seminar — Ann Scherm Baldwin, Marcy Lamberson — Inspiration and Creativity, South Point Hotel

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Seven Magic Mountains Tour, Off Site Activity
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm First-time Attendee Orientation, Brunswick Room
5:00 pm – 24 Hours Hands of the Maker III: Avent-garde Opens, South Point Hotel
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm General Membership Meeting, Brunswick Room
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lampwork Etc. Get Together, South Point Hotel​

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Open Evening — ENJOY Las Vegas! Open Evening
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Neon Boneyard Night Tour, Off Site Activity


Friday, March 31

7:00 am – 10:00 am Check-in and Registration Open, Registration

7:00 am – 10:00 am Fundraising Sales Open, Fundraising
 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Silent Auction, South Point Hotel
8:30 am – 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Address — ISGB President, Jeri Warhaftig and Executive Director, Kendra Bruno, Brunswick Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote Speaker — Sally Prasch — My Journey through Two Worlds of Glass, Brunswick Room
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Commercial and Technical Vendors Open, Bead Expo Show Floor
10:00 am – 11:00 am Barbara Becker Simon — Glass and Silver Metal Clay: Let Me Count the Ways, Brunswick Room
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lezlie Foster — The Art of the Honeycomb, Brunswick Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch, Vito’s and Silverado
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Check-in and Registration Open, Registration
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Fundraising Sales Open, Fundraising
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Daily Announcements, Brunswick Room
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Floor Kaspers — International Presenter — Iconic Beads in Glassmaking History, Brunswick Room
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Heather Behrendt — Telling a Story with Stringer, Brunswick Room
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Break, Brunswick Room
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hannah Rosner — The Business Side to Social Media: Taking Your Sales to Instagram, Brunswick Room
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Check-in and Registration Open, Registration
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fundraising Open, Fundraising
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Stephanie White — Single Session, Multi-Pull Complex Murrine, Brunswick Room
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Open Torch Experience *NEW Time for 2017*, South Point Hotel


Saturday, April 1

6:00 am – 8:00 am The Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar Artist Set Up *NEW Time for 2017*, Exhibit Hall D
April 1 8:00 am – 9:00 am The Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar — Open to Conference Attendees Only *NEW Time for 2017*, Exhibit Hall D
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah Tour, Off Site Activity
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Check-in and Registration Open, Registration
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Fundraising Sales Open, Fundraising
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Commercial and Technical Vendors Open, Bead Expo Show Floor
9:00 am – 6:00 pm The Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar — Open to the Public *NEW for 2017*, Exhibit Hall D
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Neon Boneyard Day Tour, Off Site Activity
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pre-Banquet Cash Bar, Outdoor Pool and Bar
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Gathering Banquet and Entertainment, Brunswick Room
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Hall of Flame Award Presentation, Brunswick Room
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Live Auction, Brunswick Room


Sunday, April 2

8:00 am – 1:00 pm Check-in and Registration Open, Registration
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Fundraising Sales Open, Fundraising
8:45 am – 9:00 am Daily Announcements, Brunswick Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am Susan Hood — What If? A Guide to Creating Original Beads, Brunswick Room
10:00 am – 11:00 am Alexx Cheng — Special Guest Presenter — The Relentless Journey of a Glass Passion, Brunswick Room
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Commercial and Technical Vendors Open, Bead Expo Show Floor
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Flourish & Thrive Academy — The Art of Building a Desired Brand, Brunswick Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch, Vito’s and Silverado
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm ASGB — Beads of Courage — ISGB Project Donation, Brunswick Room
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Julie Couch — The Bead as Your Canvas: 8 Steps to Better Composition, Brunswick Room
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Afternoon Break, Brunswick Room
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bill Struve — 3D Design: With and WITHOUT a Computer, Brunswick Room
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Andrew Pollack — Put a Bird on It!, Brunswick Room
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Conference Closing and Announcements, Brunswick Room
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bead Swap and Closing Get Together, South Point Hotel

Show and Class Schedule