Attendees from the 2015 San Jose GAS Conference

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Evaluation Survey for Attendees of the 2015 San Jose Conference

Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology
San Jose, CA | June 5-7, 2015

Overall value of the conference:

Meeting Friends & Colleagues
Professional Development
Total Conference Experience
Additional Comments (overall value)  

Were your professional goals and objectives met during the conference?

(objectives met)
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)
Personal Growth & Development
Conference Location
Other (Specify):
Please explain (main factor attend conf)

Quality of Program: Lectures

Keynote Panel (Steven Aldrich, Dale Dougherty, and Jeffrey Evenson)
Willson, Labino, and Strattman Lectures (Mildred Howard, Corning Residency Panel, and Helen Lee, Matthew Szösz & Alexander Rosenberg)
Lectures - General
Panels (Green, Career)
Forums (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

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

Quality of Program: Ongoing & Events

Day of Glass - San Jose (Thurs, June 4)
A Gala Evening in Honor of Dorothy and George Saxe (extra fee to attend) at The Sainte Claire Hotel (Sat, June 6)
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 at The GlassHouse
Additional Comments (ongoing & events)  

Conference Logistics

Conference City - San Jose, California
Venue - Parkside Hall
Venue - San Jose State University
Venue - Bay Area Glass Institute
Venue - CMoG Hot Glass Roadshow in Plaza de César Chávez
Venue - The Tech Museum of Innovation
Venue - City National Civic
Venue - Montgomery Theater
Venue - TechShop San Jose
Accommodations - The Fairmont San Jose
Transportation (shuttles to demo venues, provided by GAS)
ONLINE Pre-Registration Process
ONSITE Registration Process at Parkside Hall
Additional Comments (conf logistics)  

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

Additional Comments (GAS staff)  

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

Additional Comments (GAS Board Directors)  

Printed Materials and Online Information:

2015 Pre-Conference Brochure (in color; printed Nov 2014)
2015 Conference Program Book (in registration bag)
2014 Journal for the Chicago, IL Conference (mailed January 2015)
GAS Website
Member Profiles with Image Gallery
Online Member Directory & The Marketplace
GASnews, our online newsletter (emailed quarterly)
GAS Weekly Digest (emailed on Sunday)
Emerging Artists Online Catalogue (
Additional Comments (Printed & Online info)  

Conference fees - USdollars:

EARLY BIRD PRE-REG FEE: Dec 1, 2014-Mar 1, 2015 ($295 Ind/$165 FT Student)
PRE-REG FEE: Mar 2-May 25, 2015 ($350 Ind/$195 FT Student)
ONSITE REG FEE: June 4-7, 2015 ($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)
LOCALS ONLY FRIDAY PASS FEE: ($100 for non-members)
COLLECTORS TOUR ($1,325 for members; $1,425 for non-members)
A Gala Evening in Honor of Dorothy and George Saxe at The Sainte Claire Hotel ($200 members; $225 non-members)
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?

Thur: noon-5pm; Fri: 7:30am-5pm; Sat: 7:30am-4pm; Sun: 7:30am-2pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

Did you find the Technical Display hours adequate?

Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 10am-3pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

Did you find the AUCTION Drop-Off hours adequate?

Thur: noon-5pm; Fri: 10am-5pm

Yes No
Other (Specify):

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

Thur: noon-5pm; Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-11am

Yes No
Other (Specify):

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

Thur: noon-5pm; Fri 10am-5pm

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? Corning, NY June 9-11, 2016

Venues To Be Finalized
Yes Maybe No
Please explain (attend 2016)

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  

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