2018: Murano

May 16 - 19, 2018
Il Percorso di Vetro - The Glass Path



The island of Murano, Italy will host the 47th annual Glass Art Society conference! The Glass Path will lead attendees through the winding path of the island’s remarkable history while exploring the future of glass and discovering the hidden routes connecting the conference venues. A selection of Murano’s glass factories and studios will provide the Glass Art Society with the incredible opportunity to use these facilities as venues for the conference. Attendees will also partake in highly anticipated GAS conference programs including glass demonstrations and lectures on inspiring glass topics, and also enjoy special programming unique to Murano while surrounded by the beauty of the region of Venice.

Registration opens January 3, 2018. 

2018 Presenters
As of November 6, 2017

Igor Balbi
Carolyn Baum
Mauro Bonaventura
Laurence Brabant
Giorgio Bruno
Lucio Bubacco
Nancy Callan
Simone Cenedese
Carina Cheung
Patrick Collentine
Vittorio Costantini
Simone Crestani
Nadege Desgenetez
Matt Eskuche
Shane Fero
Ferro Brothers  
Ragazzi Francesco
Dario Frare
Davide Fuin
Sarah Gilbert
Katherine Gray
André Gutgesell
Jochen Holz
Martin Janecky
Alison Kinnaird
Claire Kelly
Carmen Lozar
Shelley M. Allen
Dante Marioni
Janis Miltenberger
Tobias Mohl
Jim Mongrain
Martino Naia - Signoretto
Roger Parramore
Davide Penso
Anne Petters
Davide Salvadore
Andrea Salvagno
Matteo Seguso
Marco Seguso
Lino Tagliapietra
Yusuke Takemura
Dr. Ayako Tani
Kimberly Thomas
Cesare Toffolo
Koen Vanderstukken
Alain Villechange
Richard Wheater
Richard Whiteley
Laura Aalto-Setälä
Peter Houk
Chikara Inamura
Tom Moore
Gianni Moretti
Giovanni Sarpellon
Michael Stern
Cesare Toffolo
Gianni Toso
Caterina Toso
Koen Vanderstukken
Sandro Zecchin
Special Lectures
Livio Seguso
Pino Signoretto
Benjamin Moore
Fabrizio Antonelli
Jeremy Popelka, Stephanie Trenchard
Silvia Levenson
Four Women Panel
Amy Schwartz
Jen Blazina
Amber Cowan
Susan Taylor Glasgow
The Glass Path Panel
Dr. Jane Cook
Dr. Vanessa Cutler
Inge Panneels
Dr. Jeffrey Sarmiento
Green Panel
Dr. Roberto Falcone
Cristiano Ferro
Prof. Francesco Gonella 
Prof. John Parker
Prof. António Pires de Matos
Prof. Setsuhisa Tanabe




GAS has negotiated a discount rate with Delta on flights to the Venice International Airport (VCE). Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. Select “Book Your Flight” and enter the meeting code NMQTE in the box provided. Or call Delta at 800.328.1111 (fee will apply). Please note, discounts are applicable to US/Canada originating passengers only.


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.