Call for GAS Conference Proposals

There is no current call for conference proposals.  The next call for conference proposals is estimated to be fall 2010 for the 2012 conference.

Glass Art Society 42nd Annual Conference

Toledo, OH  (Date TBD, 2012)

General Conference Proposal Submission Process


  • ONLINE THROUGH GAS WEBSITE (Call for Proposals)


  • Lecturers and Demonstrators from the past 3 years GAS conferences are NOT eligible to present at the upcoming conference (panelists are excluded from this 3 year rule).
  • Each presentation must be submitted in ONE category which are as follows:
  • Lecture - (1hr slot in afternoon, $400 honorarium per slot in general) One person talk with visuals (slides or power point) about but not limited to: art and career, technical, health and safety, professional practices (marketing, legal), etc.
  • Demonstration - (1.5hr slot in morning, $250 honorarium per slot in general) One person presentation demonstrating a particular skill or process or style. Such as but not limited to: hot glass, flameworking, kilnforming or any technique that can be easily demonstrated in the 1.5 hour time slot, start to finish. Any special needs must be discussed and approved prior to acceptance and demo.
  • Lec-Mo - (1.5hr slot in morning, $250 honorarium per slot in general) One person presentation about an artists process, more like a cooking show where presenter speaks about, shows images of process, shows pieces in process, but may not actually demo process live - usually for processes that are very slow such as but not limited to: kilnforming, coldworking, etc. Any special needs must be discussed and approved prior to acceptance and demo.
  • Panel - (1.5hr slot in afternoon, $250 honorarium for moderator, $200 each panelist) One moderator and up to 4 other panelists for a maximum total of 5 people discussing a topic, visuals optional.
  • Topic suggestion - Suggestions for topics you would like to see addressed.

  • If you have more than one proposal you will need to make separate submissions for each.
  • All submissions meeting these requirements will be reviewed by the GAS Board of Directors and conference co-chairs.
  • Submission materials sent by mail will not be returned.
  • Notifications will be sent anytime between January through June.
  • Travel to and accommodations during the conference are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • If accepted, a presenter will be contacted by a GAS Board member or conference co-chair and will be required to sign a contract and submit information for promotional materials by a certain date.

WHAT TO SUBMIT - for each presentation proposing

1.  Completed 'conference proposal submission form'. 

  • Two (2) pages maximum for presentation description

2.  Support Materials if applicable: IMAGES

  • No more than five (5) total images submitted per proposal
  • jpg Format
  • Each image labeled in numerical order with last name: example “01_Smith.jpg” etc.
  • each image maximum 1000 pixels any direction, max 300dpi, and maximum 1MB in size

3.  Support Materials if applicable:  TEXT DOCUMENTS (word .doc is preferred format)

i.  Image description sheet corresponding to images submitted with the following information listed for each:

a)     The image file name, example: “01_Smith.jpg”
b)     Artist(s) if different from person making the proposal
c)     Title
d)     Date created
e)     Size (Height x Width x Depth with unit of measurement)
f)      Materials and Technique

ii.  Resume and credentials for topic proposed (MAXIMUM 3 pages)

iii. For Panel proposals - Names and Resumes (MAX 3 pages each) for each panelist besides yourself


ONLINE - (please note this is a new system, contact in case of problems)

  1. Go to the call for submissions area of the GAS website:
  2. Login as a GAS member (if current or expired)
  3. If you have never been a GAS member you will need to register
  4. Choose what call & category to submit to and click on the link
  5. Review the information needed for a submission and scroll down to NEW SUBMISSION link
  6.  Title your submission (example: "Joe Smith 2011 Lecture proposal")
  7. Submit one file at a time by using the BROWSE button, choosing your file, clicking SUBMIT
  8. Continue to add new files and MODIFY if needed
  9. After you have uploaded all of your files click the FINISH link to submit your proposal
  10. Once submitted the proposal will need to be reviewed and approved by GAS staff to ensure all files are visible which then allows the jurors to review the submission.
  11. Logout or return to the main Call for Submissions page to submit another proposal



  1. Put all relevant documents and images for each presentation on one cd labeled with your name.
  2. All files must be compatible with a mac computer.
  3. Post to:        
    Glass Art Society
    Attn: Conference Proposal
    6512 23rd Ave NW, Suite 329
    Seattle, WA 98168, USA