Conference and Events

Seminar & Collector's Tours
GAS at SOFA Chicago

Annual Glass Art Society Conference

The Glass Art Society holds an annual conference to bring together an international community of glass enthusiasts and artists from every discipline of glass (blowing, hot casting, kiln work, stained glass, flame working, beadmaking, cold work etc). It is an opportunity for members to network with each other in various capacities: artists connect with gallery owners and others, collectors can meet their favorite artists, technical manufacturers and suppliers show customers the latest innovations. Through demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, and more, members can learn new techniques and technical advances to further their skills. The conference is an occasion to become involved in the glass world and make important contacts. Registration is open to all members of the Glass Art Society. If you are not a current member, you can join when you register.

Learn about our 2011 conference "Creative Crossroads" in Seattle, WA, June 1-5, 2011

Learn about Past Conferences.
Read about submitting a conference proposal.
Peruse information on the upcoming 2012 conference in Toledo, OH.

A conference brochure is mailed and posted on the GAS web site 6 months before the conference is scheduled to take place. If you would like to receive a conference brochure in the mail, please contact the GAS office at  with your complete mailing address.

There are a wide variety of events to satisfy many interests. If the information for the upcoming conference is not yet posted, please check out past conference links for hints of what to expect at an annual Glass Art Society Conference.

Seminar & Collector's Tours

Are you considering collecting museum-quality art with a focus on glass but don't know where to begin? Are you an established collector who believes its time to expand your collection of master glass artists and learn more about younger artists new to the market? The Glass Art Society will help you learn from established collectors, curators and artists — people who can tell you where to begin, who know the market, and who know how to properly display and handle art made with glass.

Learn more about the upcoming Seattle, WA Seminar & Collector's Tour, June 1-4, 2011
Read about past tours: 2010 Louisville, KY; 2008 Portland, OR and 2007 Seattle, WA

Glass Art Society at SOFA Chicago

Visit the Glass Art Society table in the Resource Center at the annual Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) exhibition in Chicago, IL generally held in November. Pick up the latest materials and join or renew your Glass Art Society Membership at a discount! Learn more about GAS at SOFA Chicago.

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.