Society of North American Goldsmith’s 47th Annual Conference
MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage
Dates of Conference: May 23rd-26th, 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon
Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR
SNAG has a new registration system this year and guess what? You will be able to create an account where you can go to your profile, print a copy of your confirmation at any time, change your information, add a workshop or an EIM ticket, etc., it is all at your fingertips and easy to print!
SNAG Announces Community Convenings at the Conference!
SNAG is excited to announce that for the first time at the conference, we have free extra meeting spaces reserved for any group of conference attendees that want to take some time to get together. Do you all share a common interest or purpose? Are you all students; from the same school; from the same Connects Region? Whatever your common interest is, SNAG is providing a space for you to get together with other like-minded peers. Reserve a room to get together.
Rooms are available in two-hour time slots on Wednesday, May 23 from 9 am – 3 pm. There may be additional rooms available throughout other days/times of the conference as well, so please also indicate if you’d like to see if we can find a room for a different day/time.
Fill out the google form to reserve your room today! The rooms are first come, first served.
Please send any questions to Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith with the Subject Line: Community Convenings.
Portland, Oregon, known as “Bridgetown,” sits on the Willamette and Columbia rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It is frequently recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, an expansive network of public transportation, a large community of bicyclists, and one of the largest urban forests in the nation, Forest Park. Portland’s vibrant dining scene, which includes farm-to-table restaurants, food carts, microbreweries, and coffeehouses, is one of the most robust in North America. Known for its eccentric but laid-back vibe, the city’s art, theater, and music communities are thriving.
Portland has a powerful entrepreneurial spirit that encourages everyone to engage across all disciplines. From art and design to food and beer, Portland’s MADE community is unique. To celebrate this, the SNAG 2018 conference theme is MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage.
MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration. While celebrating traditional and innovative techniques alike, we seek to engage makers and other creative individuals who push the boundaries of our field with a cross-media sensibility. Portland is a city that has a strong sense of community and is home to entrepreneurs and craftspeople alike. In response to this, we invite makers who work across disciplines to explore the unforeseen directions, inventiveness, and ingenuity within the metalsmithing field.