2018 Conference Program

Please read all the information below before registering.

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MURANO CONFERENCE REGISTRATION UPDATE:  Last week was busy for GAS! Registration day was a whirlwind of never-ending phone calls. Most tours filled up quickly—if you are unable to get into a tour on the registration page, it is fullwe’ve started wait lists for those interested in being notified of openings on any of the sold-out tours. Please contact info@glassart.org if you’d like to be added to a list.

We realize it’s frustrating for some who waited to register, but don’t fret, while you might not be able to do everything, there is still much to keep you busy in Murano. There will be more than 100 glass artists from around the world who will be doing demos and lectures on inspiring glass topics. More than a thousand of your colleagues and peers will all be in one place to celebrate the beauty and history of glass.
The San Pietro Area will be the place to be—the central meeting hub—it’s a space that offers a chance for attendees to gather and network, eat and drink, and see some amazing demos. Opening ceremonies will give people a chance to honor our 2018 award winners and remember some who are no longer with us, closing ceremonies will be special—a chance for attendees to line the canals and see the glass fashion show as models take float on colorful gondolas. This is a once in a lifetime conference for GAS, Murano is a place that will connect us to both the past and future of glass and take us on—Il Percorso Di Vetro—the Glass Path.
Grazie Mille for your patience and know that there is much to keep you busy in beautiful Murano!

You must be a current member of GAS through May 2018 to register for and attend the conference. Conference fees include all general lectures, panels, lec-mos, demonstrations, and events taking place during the conference and organized by GAS. Events with additional fees are not included in the conference pass.

GAS events with additional fees are not included. We are unable to process registration forms received in the GAS office after May 4, 2018. After May 4, you may register on-site with increased fees, however, due to capacity issues admittance cannot be guaranteed.

Student rates apply to full-time and part-time students from accredited, degree-granting high schools, colleges, and universities. You must be a current student member through the time of the conference to register and attend. Proof of student status is required to complete student registration and membership.


GAS will send an email confirmation of your registration to you (or to the street address on your form) within two weeks of our receipt of your registration form. Please contact the GAS office if you have not received confirmation within a month of sending your registration.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received in writing on or before March 3, 2018, will receive a full refund.
  • Any changes to registration received in writing March 4 - May 4, 2018, are subject to a $35 administrative fee.
  • No refunds after May 4, 2018.

Membership fees and donations are non-refundable. GAS reserves the right to deny membership or conference registration to anyone for any reason.

  Early Bird Registration
Jan. 3 - Mar. 2, 2018
  Regular Registration
Mar. 3 -  May 12, 2018
  Price VAT Total   Price VAT Total
Member Conference Pass $325 $71 $396   $385 $85 $470
Student Conference Pass $182 $40 $222   $215 $47 $262
Corporate Conference Pass (25% discount on 1 pass) $244 $54 $298   $289 $64 $353
Patron Conference Pass (50% discount on 1 pass) $162 $36 $198   $192 $43 $235
Work Exchange Conference Pass         $182 $40 $222
Student Work Exchange Conference Pass         $61 $13 $74
Work Exchange Pass prices are the same from Jan. 3 - May 12, 2018


There is a Value Added Tax (VAT) in Italy, this will be added to your registration cost and any additional activity-related fees. Space is limited to a maximum of 1,500 attendees. Registration will end after capacity has been reached. On-site registration may not be possible so register early!


If you do not see a tour option, that means the capacity limit has been met and is no longer available.

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A translation app will be available, with the use of a smartphone, for lectures and panels to be translated from English to Italian and Italian to English. Demonstrations will not be translated. The schedule is subject to change. 


Pre-registration Badge Pick-up


Lectures and Workshops

Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture: Livio Seguso


Lifetime Achievement Award Demonstration: Pino Signoretto


Lucio Bubacco and Dino Rosin

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, Portare i Pagliacci (Bring In the Clowns)

Patrick Collentine, The Magic Light of Plasma Neon

Nadege Desgenetez, “faire corps”; body in making

Claire Kelly, Color Wheel: Blowing with Effetre Glass

Tobias Mohl

Jim Mongrain

Dino Rosin

Mattia and Marco Salvadore 

Marco Seguso

Pino Signoretto

Silvano Signoretto and Juan Ripolles

Lino Tagliapietra

Oscar Zanetti


Mauro Bonaventura


André Gutgesell, Traditional Thuringian Flameworktechnics in Sculptural Design

Carmen Lozar

Janis Miltenberger

Roger Parramore

Emilio Santini

Mauro Vianello

Alain Villechange and Laurence Brabant


Giacomo Barbini Ferro Brothers Luigi Camozzo

Matteo Seguso, Engraving and Cold working


Visionary Award Lecture:

Benjamin Moore

Keynote Address: Fabrizio Antonelli, UAV - Design Glass

Lectures and Panels

Education Panel: The Glass Path: the visual culture of glass; (what does all this glass ‘do’ in the world anyway?)

Emerging Artists Panel

Labino Lecture: Marco Verito

Lec-mo: Lucia Santini

Lecture: Rosa Barovier

Lecture: Giovanni Sarpellon, Murrini History

Lecture: Gianni Toso, Beyond Legacy: Developing a Unique Voice on the Shoulders of Tradition

Lecture: Koen Vanderstukken, GLASS Virtual, Real

Littleton Lecture: TBD

Willson Lecture: Sylvia Levenson, “Who in the world am I?” Ah, that’s the great puzzle.

Venini Panel


Santa Pietro Church Theatre: Costantini Beads; Murano Film



Fabiano Amadi

Simone Cenedese

Patrick Collentine, The Magic Light of Plasma Neon

Simone Crestani, Sculpting Borosilicate Glass at the Furnace

Davide Fuin

Martin Janecky

Benjamin Moore

Dino Rosin

Martino Naia Signoretto

Davide Salvadore

Lino Tagliapietra

Lino Tagliapietra and Dino Rosin

Oscar Zanetti

Toots Zynsky


Carolyn Baum, Journey of an Italian Glass Flower

Matt Eskuche

Shane Fero, Flameworked Graal

Davide Penso

Ayako Tani, Vessels of Memory – Glass Ships in Bottles

Kimberly Thomas

Cesare Toffolo


Nicola Barbini

Jaroslav Sara

Edmond Siciu

Yusuke Takemura and Richard Whitely, Coldworking Intricate Forms


Lectures and Panels

Green Panel Round Table: The Future of Glass Colour – Cristiano Ferro, Prof. Francesco Gonella, Dr. Sandro Hreglich, Prof. António Pires de Matos, Prof. Carlo Pantano, Prof. John Parker, Prof. Setsuhisa Tanabe, Dr. Caterina Toso

Lecture: Laura Aalto-Setala, Functional Glasses in Glass Art

Lecture: Tom Moore, Capriccioso Trick-Vessels in context

Lecture: Gianni Moretti, Historical Beads

Lecture: Cesare Toffolo, Contemporary Flameworking

Lecture: Caterina Toso, Fratelli Toso History

Lecture: Sandro Zecchin, Historical Flameworking

Littleton Lecture: TBD

Panel: Four Women Artists: Their Unique Approaches and History to the Media of Glass

Panel: Piero Nason

Panel: Michael Stern, Extruding Glass Across Millennia

Strattman Lecture: Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard, The Great Unknown: Establishing a Glass Community in Bangkok



Shelley M. Allen

Veronika Beckh

Ned Cantrell and Vidar Koksvik

Simone Cenedese

Ragazzi Francesco

Sara Gilbert

Bill Gudenrath

Martin Janecky

Dante Marioni

Anne Petters, Hot Printing

Dino Rosin

Andrea Salvagno and Koen Vanderstukken

Gianni Seguso

Lino Tagliapietra and Dino Rosin


Igor Balbi, Lampwork Murano Goblet

Giorgio Bruno

Lucio Bubacco

Carina Cheung, Ancient Grains vs. Modern Wheat

Vittorio Constantini

Dario Frare

Jitka Havlickova

Jochen Holz and Richard Wheater, Borosilicate Neon

Cristina Sfriso


Panizzi Eugenio

Ferro Brothers

Alison Kinnaird

Matteo Seguso, Engraving and Coldworking

Amy West


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.