2012 Toledo Conference Venues
Park Inn by Radisson
101 North Summit St • 800.670.7275 or 419.241.3000 • www.parkinn.com/hotel-toledooh
Registration, Lectures, Auction, Portfolio Review
The Park Inn, our conference hotel, is attached to the SeaGate Convention Centre. It has ample, comfortable lobby areas to meet up with fellow GAS members and, unlike so many venues, windows in some of the conference rooms. Located in the heart of the downtown area, the Park Inn is within walking distance of many Toledo hotspots and only 1.4 miles from the Toledo Museum of Art. There is a park across the street and riverfront walks just a block away. Click here to learn about accommodations and the fantastic room rate for GAS conference attendees.
SeaGate Convention Centre & CMoG Mobile Unit
401 Jefferson Ave • 419.255.3300 • www.toledo-seagate.com • www.cmog.org
Technical Display, Demos, Lectures, Lec-Mos, Goblet Grab, International Student Exhibition & Sales, Education Resource Center, Poster Presentations, GAS Café
SeaGate Convention Centre is conveniently attached to the Park Inn. Vendors, manufacturers, and glass organizations will set up shop here for the Technical Display. Demonstrations will also take place here, in the flameworking demo area and on Corning Museum of Glass’ Hot Glass Roadshow. (See below for information on CMoG's mobile units.) Explore new territory with the lec-mos and lectures scheduled here. Attend the schools Q&A hour and browse posters on recent glass research. Find refreshment at the GAS Café.
Toledo Museum of Art, the Glass Pavilion &
CMoG Mobile Unit
2445 Monroe St • 419.255.8000 • www.toledomuseum.org • www.cmog.org
Opening Ceremonies, Receptions, Demonstrations, Lec-Mos
Since it was founded in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of its 30,000-piece collection, its innovative and extensive education programs, and its architecturally significant campus.
The main building contains four-and-a-half acres of floor space on two levels. It has 45 galleries, 15 classroom studios, a peristyle concert hall, a Little Theater lecture hall, a resource center for educators, a family center, a visual resources collection, plus a café and store.
Directly across the street is the Museum’s Glass Pavilion. Opened in 2006, this 74,000-square-foot postmodern building has five galleries, a glass study room, classrooms, two hotshops, a multipurpose GlasSalon, public and private courtyard space, and a coffee bar. With all exterior and nearly all interior walls consisting of large panels of curved glass, it is itself a work of art. It received Travel + Leisure’s 2007 Design Award for Best Museum; other accolades include the prestigious 2010 Pritzger Prize for Architecture. The Glass Pavilion houses TMA’s world-renowned glass collection, made up of more than 5,000 works from ancient to contemporary times.
A second Corning Museum of Glass mobile unit provides additional demo space at the TMA campus for the conference.
CMoG Mobile Units
GAS is thrilled that The Corning Museum of Glass will be sending its Hot Glass Roadshow to the conference yet again.
The Hot Glass Roadshow includes two mobile hotshops:
- The first, a 28-foot-long, 35,000-lb., fully equipped, one-of-a-kind glassmaking studio and stage, has appeared at GAS conferences around the world for the past six years. Click here to read Geoff Isles' GASnews article on this unit.
- The other, lighter equipment, is a modular group of highly portable units that can be arranged to meet the needs of individual venues or events. The set-up requires minimal utility support.
Shown at right: James Mongrain's demo at GAS 2011 Seattle. The CMoG unit looks great in photos but even better in videos! Check out the following on YouTube: