- Social Events
- Educational Initiatives
- Adorned Spaces
- Pre Conference Workshops
- Portfolio Review Sign Up
- The Gallery Crawl
Get Crafty Pin Swap & Shop
Wednesday, May 23rd
8:00 – 9:30 pm
Bottom Floor, Exhibition Hall
Get crafty for the Portland 2018 annual pin swap! Whether you’re inspired by the bridges, the urban forests, the food carts, or the plaid, tap into your inspiration and show your craft in the city of makers.
Is this your first time attending the pin swap? Plan on bringing about 20 pins (more or less is fine), even if you don’t make any pins, just come and enjoy the camaraderie. Think of your pins as fast and fun studio exercises in creativity. You will see all different styles, sizes, and materials for pins. Anything goes.
Done swapping pins? Grab your friends, check out the Vendor Room, and get your shopping on!
Pin Swap & Shop After Party
Wednesday, May 23rd
9:30 – 11:30 pm
2nd Floor, The Bridge Room
When the pin swap ends, move on up a couple floors for the after party. Keep those conversations going and grab one of Portland’s many craft drinks to kick off the 2018 conference in style!
Membership Meeting/Volunteer Recognition Award
Friday, May 25th
3:15 – 4:30 pm
Ballroom Level, Salons E, F
The Membership Meeting has become something that is not only informative but fun. In addition to the “be-a-good-citizen” reasoning: There are awesome giveaways – like a free membership for a year or free ad space in Metalsmith! Not to mention, we will be presenting the Volunteer of the Year Award!
Do you have questions or suggestions for SNAG? In these times of change, it’s important to know what’s going on. If you care about our organization and our community, participate! We want to hear from you and showing up matters.
Our Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith will recap the previous year and make some exciting announcements about the future. Our President, Brigitte Martin, will give her remarks and discuss board affairs and Anne Havel, our board treasurer, will give us the latest updates on SNAG’s finances.
Stumptown Plaid Dance Party
Saturday, May 26th
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Ballroom Level, Salons F, G, H, I
Get ready to close out the conference with the Stumptown Plaid Party! Come celebrate the conclusion of the conference in iconic Pacific Northwest style. Dig out your plaid shirts, roll up those jean cuffs, bring boots and your burly beards to celebrate with your best SNAG LumberJacks and Jills. It’s time to get out on the dance floor and party with your crew for one last night!
Entrance to the dance party is included in the full conference registration.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE A CONFERENCE PASS ON-SITE FROM MAY 23 – 26TH. THERE WILL BE DAY PASSES AND LECTURE PASSES AVAILABLE ONSITE AS WELL.