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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

LAA 400The Lifetime Achievement Award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.

SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The recipient will be honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The nominees do not have to be SNAG members.

Deadline for nominations is January 13, 2017.

Learn more and submit a nomination>>>


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SNAG 2017 Conference Planning Intern

NexusPosition: SNAG 2017 Conference Planning Intern
Hours: 15+ Hours per week
Appointment of Internship: September 19th, 2016 June 1, 2017
Deadline for applications has passed

*Must be able to travel to New Orleans for the SNAG conference from May 23rd-May 28th, 2017*

Job Description: The Conference Planning Intern will play an integral role in the planning, execution and evaluation of SNAG’s annual conference activities. As Conference Planning Intern, he/she will work with the teams responsible for putting together detailed plans to execute a full lineup of events. The candidate must be able to work independently. The CPI is hands-on and will require working as part of a team. You will need to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear, effective communication, critical thinking, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

You must be able to work well under pressure, make decisions and ensure the smooth and efficient running of an event. Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to fundraising, communication with sponsors, vendors, and event staff, and other duties as assigned. This is a remote position and you will be required to work independently and meet deadlines as needed. Access to internet and use of your own computer is required. There will be weekly phone calls with the Conference Program Manager to update and check in. You will report to the both the Conference Program Manager and Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Planning, coordination, and management of SNAG conference and events
● Plan, coordinate, and execute communication about the conference and other events through Constant Contact, Social Media, and other media outlets.
● Coordination with partners and partner staff
● Managing a budget
● Working with a team to obtain proper permits
● Working with a team to plan and execute all logistical items for the SNAG Conference
● Working with a team to organize logistics of conference
● Working with a team to coordinate staffing and volunteer requirements
● Prepare logistic documents for all vendors
● Conference event management – asked to attend conference and be point person for
all conference staff.
● Post event evaluation
● All other duties approved by supervisor.

Compensation: While this is not a paid position, the Conference Planning Intern will receive transportation to and from the conference, a comped conference waiver, and hotel accommodations paid for by SNAG.

Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to Alaina Clarke.


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2017 SNAG Nexus

NexusCALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS:
2017 SNAG CONFERENCE

May 24-27, 2017
New Orleans
Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

Deadline for presentation proposals: 5 pm (EST), June 30, 2016

Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the country’s most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous regeneration is the perfect backdrop and inspiration for SNAG’s 46th conference, NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas.

Theme: ”NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas”
“Nexus: A Connection of Ideas” will focus on motivating thinkers, collectors, and makers to bring new and old, materials, techniques, and ideas together in a true New Orleans celebration.

Get all the details here>>>


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Asheville: Get Ready to Get SNAGGED!

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May 18-21, 2016

SNAG is headed to Asheville, NC this week! SNAGneXt is a new conference event for SNAG, offering the opportunity for people to come together, learn, and broaden their horizons.

We have created 4 themes for our speaker line up. These are Wellness and Holistic Practices, Finding Your Voice or Product Development, a Multi Pronged Approach to Making and Selling, and Bridging Art and Fashion. Plus there are a ton of fun events!

Join us! You can register on site. Day passes are available.
See all the SNAGneXt details here.

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SNAGneXt Registration Now Open

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We are so thrilled to celebrate our first ever SNAGneXt:  An Interchange and Exchange on the Many Facets of Making a Living in the Field with YOU!

SNAG is looking forward to leaning into the conversations surrounding entrepreneurship, how we can make a living in the field, and thrive in doing so. We have a great lineup of speakers that you won’t want to miss! Join us in Asheville, North Carolina from May 18th – 21st by registering today and escape into the mountains with us!

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