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2018 ISGB Gathering XXVI Daily Schedule
Tuesday, April 3 

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, April 4 

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Half Day Workshops, Technique Events, Health & Fitness
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, April 5

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 —Karen Crown

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Toolbox of Jewelry Skills *NEW for 2018*
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm First-time Attendee Orientation, Brunswick Room
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, April 6

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, Susan Richards Brunswick Room

                             Announcement of President’s Collection — Jeri Warhaftig 
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote Speaker —  Laura Donefer 
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Commercial and Technical Vendors Open, Bead Expo Show Floor
10:00 am – 11:00 am Kristen Frantzen Orr & Jelveh Jaferian — Birds of a Feather: Give and Take and Rewards of Collaborating
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Rashan Jones — Organic Marketing for Makers in a Digital Age
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
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Tom Holland —Monumental Eras in Glass Bead History 
3:15-4:15 pm Panel Discussion —Heather Trimlett, Judy Carlson, Ellie Cesario — “Out of the Box” Sales Opportunites 
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Special Guest Presenter Kathleen Elliot —Glass Art and the Food We Eat 
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Check-in and Registration Open, Registration
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Fundraising Open, Fundraising
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Open Torch Experience featuring Karina Guevin and Cedric Ginart 
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Open Torch Experience *NEW Time for 2017*, South Point Hotel


Saturday, April 7

6:30 am – 8:30 am The Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar Artist Set Up , Exhibit Hall D
8:00 am – 9:00 am The Glass, Beads & Jewelry Bazaar — Open to Conference Attendees Only  Exhibit Hall D
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 
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 8

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  Karen van Staden, International— My Journey with Magic Florals 
10:00 am – 11:00 am Bandhu Dunham — Kinetic Glass Sculpture
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Commercial and Technical Vendors Open, Bead Expo Show Floor
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Bronwen Heilman — Painting on Glass
12:00 pm – 2:00 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 – 3:30pm Margaret Zinser Hunt — Sculpted Monarch Borosilicate Butterfly
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Rapid Fire Presentations — Heather Behrendt, Polly Toombs, Filip Vogelpohl — Marbles!
4:30 pm – 5:00 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