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Call for Papers and Proposals

ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 26, 2016 – The American Glass Guild’s Conference Committee is seeking proposals for lectures,
panels, demonstrations by artists, studios, conservators, architects, and historians for the AGG Annual Conference to be
held May 19-21, 2017 in Rochester, NY.

Additionally, AGG is requesting proposals for pre- and post-conference workshops for May 18 and May 22, 2017.
Please consider sharing case studies, bodies of work, and other relevant information with others in the profession.

The 2017 Conference theme is Harmony: Old and New, On Light and the Gift.
Experts will present topics on many different aspects of working in the field of stained glass including, but not limited to:
• Case studies – historic to modern
• Design
• Artistic processes and materials – old, new and borrowed
• Conservation and Restoration
• Professional business practices/Issues/State of the Profession/Trends

Artists and practitioners are encouraged to submit topics relative to the theme, but other topics will be considered. Presenters may also suggest topics relevant to this year’s venue – Rochester, NY – a mid-sized city rich in culture, art, history, manufacturing, technology and educational resources.

Proposals and paper submissions are due Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Individuals will be notified of acceptance by November 18, 2016. Please submit proposals to AGG2017_ last name to:


Each presentation must be submitted in ONE category.
Lecture – 20- or 40-minute slots with additional time for questions. A one-person lecture with visuals (slides or PowerPoint) about, but not limited to art and career, technical, health and safety, professional practices (marketing, legal), history and research, etc.
Demonstration – 30-minute or 1-hour slot given 3 successive times. One person presentation/demonstration of a particular skill or process. Presented like a cooking show where the presenter speaks about, shows images of process, shows pieces in process, and performs some aspect of
the process live – not limited to painting, gluing, computer design, or any technique that can be condensed into the 1-hour time slot,
start to finish. Any special needs must be discussed and approved prior to acceptance and demo.

Panel – 50-minute slot. One moderator and up to 4 panelists for a maximum total of 5 people discuss a topic. Visuals are encouraged, but optional.

WHAT TO SUBMIT (All submissions require the following):

· Title and a description (no longer than 300 words) as it will appear in the conference brochure and on the AGG website.
· Brief bio (75-100 words), head shot (300 dpi), resume/CV, and complete contact information for all speakers
(name/company, mailing address, phone, email address and website).
· 5 digital images relevant to your presentation; 300 dpi, high enough quality to appear in the conference materials.
Please attach digital images that are at least 800 pixels on the shortest size.
· Plain text file with photo information, and photo credit.


Lectures will be 20- or 40-minutes, with additional time for questions.
· The above information is required.


All will be 1 hour in length, with additional time for questions.
· The above information is required.
· List all tools, materials and equipment needed (e.g. light tables, glass easel, paints, running water, etc.) and who would be providing what (the demonstrator or the AGG).


Full-day workshops (7.5 hours) or half-day workshops (3.5 hours) both with 30-minute clean-up time will be scheduled to run on Thursday, May 18, 2017 as a pre-conference workshop, with post-conference and multiple-day workshops to be considered.
· The above information is required.
· List all tools, materials and equipment needed for the workshop (e.g. kilns, light tables, sandblasters, water, supplies, etc.)
and who would be providing what (the teacher or AGG). Limited studio space can be arranged.
· Inform AGG if presenter expects to charge a materials fee and for what; and what the students will need to bring
(e.g. brushes, drawings, cutting tools, etc.)
· Suggested per-student cost of the workshop and the minimum/maximum student enrollment.

NOTE: Conference workshops are typically priced, but not limited to, approximately $180 per student with 50% of the workshop fee going to the AGG.


· Email all of the above in a folder titled with AGG2017_ last name to:


· Presenters, Demonstrators, Panel Moderators and Panelists will receive discounted registration for the Conference.
· Those giving workshops will receive fees (as noted above) for the workshop, but no reduction in conference fees.
· To receive these benefits, presenters must register for the Conference.

All travel and lodging expenses and reservations are the responsibility of the presenter.


· Closing date for paper/proposal submissions: November 9, 2016
· Notification of acceptance: November 18, 2016
· If accepted, a presenter will be contacted by AGG Program Chair and will be required to sign a contract,
and submit information for promotional materials including a head-shot & 300 dpi images relevant to their presentation for the
conference brochure by January 31, 2017.


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