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2024 Conference in Grand Rapids, MI

Early Bird Registration Open March 14 - April 14

AGG 2024 Conference - Grand Rapids, MI
AGG 2024 Conference - Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 11, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids

It's official! We will be having our 2024 AGG Annual Summer Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan from July 9th - 14th.

Sign up today! Early Bird rates are available through April 14, 2024

The 2024 Grand Rapids conference will be held at the historic and elegant Amway Grand Plaza hotel, which features several on-site restaurants and bars, boutique shopping, indoor pool and fitness center, and even duckpin bowling! Less than a block away is the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which will be hosting the 2024 American Glass Now juried exhibition, featuring artwork by American Glass Guild members. Your conference registration includes free admission to the museum during the duration of the conference. 

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10. Please check individual workshop listings for location. Delphi Glass, in Lansing, MI has generously opened its classroom spaces to the AGG for several classes. Kolenda Art Glass will also host workshops with additional workshops located in the hotel. 

Join us the morning of Thursday, July 11 for a bus tour of both historic and contemporary stained glass in metro Grand Rapids. We’ll see windows by Tiffany, Judson, Zettler, Peter Brandes and more. The tour will conclude at Founders Brewing Company featuring an installation by our local host studio, Kolenda Art Glass, where you’ll have the option to take the bus back to the hotel or hang for lunch and a beverage.

The Meyer May house by Frank Lloyd Wright will be available for a free tour Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning on a ticketed, first come, first serve basis. 

On Thursday evening, a welcome reception and exhibition viewing will be held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, followed by dinner on your own. 

Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, two full days of programming will feature live demonstrations, panel discussions, and an exciting lineup of presentations:

- Geoffrey Wallace- Life After Conservation
- Ted Sawyer - Engineering Fused Glass for Success in the Built Environment
- John Reyntiens - John Reyntiens, 52 Years of Glass and Graft
- Zydrunas Mirinavicius - Lithuanian Stained Glass
- Kerry Transtrum, Tom Holdman & Stephen Teuscher - When Studios Collide, the Art of Collaboration
- Rita Shimelfarb - To Jung or Not to Jung... Archetype Work in Action, Personal Story
- Sean Michael Felix - Gilding & Reverse Glass Painting
- Tyler Kimball - Creating Unique Glass with Unique Glass
- Mark Bleakley - Never Fight the Architecture: How Stained Glass can keep a Civil Tongue in Church
- Andrew Young - Civil Rights In Memphis Fused and Stained Glass Mural
- Kevin Elzinga& John Leegwater- Expand Your Scope: Sash/Frame Repairs How To & Other Tips

Bidding on the silent auction will take place through the duration of the programming and conclude Saturday afternoon. There will be a wide variety of books, tools, and other glass-related items. AGG members will have the opportunity to vote for new and returning board members during the Saturday business lunch. On Saturday evening the festivities will continue with a banquet dinner and a live auction featuring glass artwork and rare items.

The conference will wrap up with a farewell Sunday buffet breakfast. We encourage attendees to take the rest of the day to visit local sites in Grand Rapids and to visit our sponsor Delphi Glass to shop in person.


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