Registration Information

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Registration closes at 11:59 PDT, March 15, 2019

On-Site Registration will be available in the Bayfront Hilton Hotel:

Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm 
Thursday 7:30am - 12pm (Hilton Hotel) then 1pm - 3pm (Mahaffey Theater) 
    (Thursday afternoon is badge pick-up ONLY, no sales or t-shirts)
Friday 7:30am - 3:00pm 
Saturday 7:30am - 11:00am 
On-site pricing is: $435 GAS Members / $275 for GAS Student Members 



Dear Fellow GAS Members,

We're doing things a little differently this year and won’t be printing a pre-conference booklet. We hope that you will appreciate this new format which helps us to reduce paper, allows us to update schedules and events, and provides you with all the conference information in easy to access links.

The 48th Annual GAS Conference, Charting a Course: Visions in Glass, sponsored by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, will be a celebration of our community’s ingenuity, fortitude, and versatility. There will be lectures, demonstrations, panels and Lec-Mos looking at how careers grow; new directions for success; relationships between science, technology, and glass; and the economics of the marketplace.

St. Petersburg is a city that is quickly becoming known as "The Glass Coast", a place that is transforming into an arts hub and a worldwide destination for glass enthusiasts. St. Petersburg boasts a number of stunning museums including the wonderful Imagine MuseumMorean Arts Center Featuring the Chihuly Collection, and the Salvador Dalí Museum. The Imagine is a new museum dedicated to glass, and a GAS venue partner, with a wonderful growing collection. St Pete is also home to many wonderful galleries and studios including many who will host pop-up exhibitions, events, and demos including Zen Glass Studio and Gallery, and Duncan McClellan Gallery.

The host hotel is the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront which puts you in the heart of the waterfront district in downtown near many popular cultural attractions, shops, dining and arts venues. Opening ceremonies and reception will take place at the newly renovated Mahaffey Theater. Members can also choose to register (for an additional fee) and participate in a Sarasota Day Trip to visit the Ringling Museum and Glass Pavillion, and the Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center.

The conference provides an opportunity for us to come together annually to watch and listen to leading members share their expertise and emerging artists show our community their talents. It really is a celebration of possibility as we look to what has happened in the past and explore what we hope to happen in the future.

St. Petersburg was rated #1 beach in the U.S. by Trip Advisor and is a very family-friendly city. It’s the perfect warm and sunny coastal location to visit in March.

Come celebrate the possibilities with us! 

Natali Rodrigues, GAS President 

*You must be a GAS member in good standing through March 30, 2019, to register for this event, to update your membership, go to




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NEW this year, GAS has moved to an ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION.

You can now pay in two installments until Feb. 1, 2019.             

(Early bird pricing not available with this option.)

Conference fees include access to all general lectures, panels, Lec-Mos, demonstrations and many special events organized by GAS. Please note, there are a number of events with additional fees that are not included in conference registration. To avoid any confusion or unnecessary fees, if you have any questions we ask that you please call our office before registering, at 206-382-1305 or email 

Children ages 12 and under can attend the conference free of charge but must be accompanied by a paid adult attendee at all times. Entry into special ticketed demonstrations or events with alcohol will not be allowed.

Youths ages 13-18 can join GAS and attend the conference as a student member and pay the regular student registration fee, with no adult supervision required. Special restrictions may apply for events with alcohol.

Liability - Parents or guardians may be required to sign a liability waiver for the safety of their children.

Registration closes March 15, 2018 (after this date, you will have to register on-site in St. Petersburg, FL.)

Hopefully, you will find all the information you need on the GAS website, or the links to our partner websites which provide you with a lot of useful information about St. Petersburg and all the city and surrounding area have to offer. In the event that you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact the GAS office at 206-382-1305 or

Registration closes at 11:59 PDT, March 15, 2019

Register Now!


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received in writing on or before March 1, 2019, will receive a full refund, minus a $35 administrative fee.
  • Any CHANGES to registration received in writing March 2 - 15, 2019, are subject to a $35 administrative fee.
  • No refunds after March 15, 2019.

Please visit for details about donations, eligibility, packing, shipping, and additional fine print. Membership fees and donations are non-refundable. GAS reserves the right to deny membership or conference registration to anyone for any reason.

Registration closes at 11:59 PDT, March 15, 2019

Registration Desk at the hotel will be open:

Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm 
Thursday 7:30am - 12pm (Hilton Hotel) then 1pm - 3pm (Mahaffey Theater) 
    (Thursday afternoon is badge pick-up ONLY, no sales or t-shirts)
Friday 7:30am - 3:00pm 
Saturday 7:30am - 11:00am 
2019 Conference Registration Pricing  
REGULAR REGISTRATION (Nov. 16, 2018-March 15, 2019)
Member $385
Student $215
Corporate, single-member pass $288
Patron, single-member pass $192
Benefactor, single-member pass $0
ON-SITE REGISTRATION (March 27-March 30, 2019)
Member $435
Student $275
Member $182
Student $61
Conference Day Pass: Member $170
Conference Day Pass: Student $95
TECH DISPLAY *All vendors must be current GAS members to participate
Non-profit booth $840
Standard booth $1065
Premium booth *Best location preferences $1290
Collectors Tours, Multi-Day Pass (20 available)
does not include conference pass.
Be aware this coincides with many of the conference activities.
Wednesday, March 27 -- Sarasota Day Trip (100 total available) $150 per person
Wednesday, March 27 -- Preconference Reception at Chihuly Collection (150 total available) $150 per person
Wednesday, March 27 -- Sarasota Day Trip (100 total available) $200 per person
Wednesday, March 27 -- Preconference Reception at Chihuly Collection (150 total available) $200 per person
Saturday, March 30 -- Closing Night Party 
This is an event that is open to non-conference attendees. This payment is needed ONLY if you plan on bringing a spouse, friends, or additional family members who have not paid the full conference registration fee.


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.