Attendees from the 2014 Chicago GAS Conference

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Evaluation Survey for Attendees of the 2014 Chicago Conference

Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds
Chicago, IL | March 19-22, 2014

Overall value of the conference:

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Meeting Friends & Colleagues
Networking
Educational
Professional Development
Total Conference Experience
Additional Comments (overall value)  

Were your professional goals and objectives met during the conference?

(objectives met)
Yes
No
Describe (goals met)  

What did you learn that you will put into use once you return to your studio?

Share your newly learned techniques/processes

What is the main determining factor for your decision to attend a GAS conference?

(Please choose one)
Content
Networking
Personal Growth & Development
Speakers
Demonstrators
Conference Location
Other (Specify):
Please explain (main factor attend conf)

Quality of Program: Lectures

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Keynote Lecture (Theaster Gates)
Willson, Labino, Strattman Lectures (Paley-Kahn&Viviano-Yood)
Lectures - General
Panels (Glass Pipe Art & Design)
Forums (Green & At-Risk Youth)
Additional Comments (quality lectures)  

Quality of Program: Lec-Mos

Lec-Mos (Lectures on artist processes)
Excellent Good Average Fair Poor N/A
Additional Comments (quality lecmos)  

Quality of Program: Demonstrations

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Demonstrations: flameworking
Demonstrations: hot glass
Demonstrations: coldworking
Additional Comments (quality demos)  

Quality of Program: Ongoing & Events

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Day of Glass - Chicago (Wed, March 19)
Pre-Conference Reception Fundraiser (extra fee to attend) @ Ignite Glass Studios (Wed, March 19)
Opening Ceremony & Reception
Technical Display
Local Exhibitions / Gallery Hop
Education & Professional Resource Center + School Q&A hour, Posters Presentations
Portfolio Review
Int. Student Exhibition
Goblet Grab
Silent Auction
Live Auction
Closing Night Party @ Chicago Cultural Center
Additional Comments (ongoing & events)  

Conference Logistics

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Conference City - Chicago, Illinois
Venue - Palmer House Hotel
Venue - Ignite Glass Studios
Venue - West Supply
Venue - SAIC Ballroom
Transportation (provided by GAS)
ONLINE Pre-Registration Process
ONSITE Registration Process at Palmer House
Additional Comments (conf logistics)  

Please rate the GAS staff year round and at the conference:

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Accessible
Responsive
Friendly
Helpful
Knowledgeable
Additional Comments (GAS staff)  

Please rate the GAS Board of Directors year round and at the conference:

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
Accessible
Responsive
Friendly
Helpful
Knowledgeable
Additional Comments (GAS Board Directors)  

Printed Materials and Online Information:

ExcellentGoodAverageFairPoorN/A
2014 Pre-Conference Brochure (in color; printed Nov 2013)
2014 Conference Program Book (in registration bag)
2012 Journal for the Toledo, OH Conference (mailed April 2013)
Newly Redesigned GAS Website
New Member Profiles with 10 Image Gallery
Online Member Directory & The Marketplace
GASnews, our online newsletter (emailed quarterly)
GAS Weekly digest (emailed on Sunday)
Emerging Artists Online Catalogue (issuu.com)
Additional Comments (Printed & Online info)  

Conference fees for members - USdollars:

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EARLY BIRD PRE-REG FEE: Oct 2013-Jan 15, 2014 ($295 Ind/$165 FT Student)
PRE-REG FEE: Jan 16-March 10, 2014 ($350 Ind/$195 FT Student)
ONSITE REG FEE: March 19-22, 2014 ($395 Ind/$250 FT Student)
DAY PASS REG FEE: ($170 Ind/day & $95 FT Student/day)
WORK EXCHANGE REG FEE +12 hrs work ($165 Ind/$55 FT Student)
COLLECTOR'S TOUR ($1,325 for members; $1,420 for non-members)
PRE-CONF RECEPTION FUNDRAISER @ Ignite Glass Studios ($200 member; $225 non-member)
Additional Comments (conference fees)  

What was your favorite conference event or venue?

Please explain (favorite event)

What topics would you like covered at future GAS conferences?

Please explain (future topics)

Do you have any suggestions for presenters for future GAS conferences?

Please explain (presenter suggestions)

Did you find the Registration hours adequate?

REGISTRATION:
Wed: noon-5pm; Thur: 8am-5pm; Fri: 7:30am-4pm; Sat: 7:30am-2pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

Did you find the Technical Display hours adequate?

TECH DISPLAY:
Thu: 8am-1:30pm; Fri: 8am-1pm & 5pm-7pm; Sat: 11am-4pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

Did you find the AUCTION Drop-Off hours adequate?

AUCTION DROP-OFF:
Wed noon-5pm; Thu: 10:30am-1:30pm; Fri 9am-1pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

Did you find the GOBLET GRAB Drop-Off hours adequate?

GOBLET GRAB DROP-OFF:
Wed noon-5pm; Thu 10:30am-1:30pm; Fri 9am-11am

Yes No
Other (Specify):

Did you find the INT. STUDENT EXHIBITION Drop-Off hours adequate?

INT STUDENT EXHIBITION DROP-OFFf:
Wed noon-5pm; Thu 10:30am-1:30pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

What type of pre-conference tour would you be inclined to join?

Check All that Interest You
Local art tours
Popular sites not necessarily related to art/glass
Food + Drink tours
Tours that go outside of the host city
Other (Specify):

Would you recommend the GAS conference to others?

Please explain (recommend conf)

What, if any, suggestions do you have for improvements to future GAS conferences?

Please explain (suggestions for improvement)

Do you plan to attend the conference next year? San Jose, CA June 5-7, 2015 (Fri-Sat-Sun)

Venues To Be Finalized
Yes Maybe No
Please explain (attend 2015)

Do you have any suggestions for locations of future conferences?

In the US: List the city & state plus why it would be a great host to the conference  
International: List the country & city plus why it would be a great host to the conference  

Please note any additional comments here:

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