Conference Presentations

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2018 Murano, Italy

47th Annual Glass Art Society Conference: May 16-20, 2018



View submission guidelines and instructions.

The Glass Art Society (GAS) invites artists to submit proposals for its 47th GAS conference, to be held May 16 – 20, 2018 in Murano, Italy.

The 2018 GAS Conference, themed Il Percorso di Vetro – 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. In order to accommodate this unique conference experience, we will be honoring their tradition and some programs that are usually featured at our conferences will not be included. As a result, we anticipate an extraordinary program emphasizing demonstrations with less focus on lectures.

The current Italian Steering Committee is comprised of artists and community art supporters Cesare Toffolo, Lucio Bubacco, Davide Salvadore, Marina Tagliapietra, Roberto Donà, Adriano Berengo, the Consorzio Promovetro Murano, and is led by glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra. The 2018 GAS conference is sponsored in part by the Berengo Foundation and the artists of the Italian Steering Committee.

The 2018 conference theme is Il Percorso di Vetro – The Glass Path. We invite individuals and groups to submit proposals for demonstrations, lectures, and panels in hot glass, flameworking, and coldworking. Proposals with content that highlight the theme needed to be submitted b by Monday, March 6, 2017. Submission is now closed. Due to site logistics, a limited number of proposals will be accepted. We look forward to seeing you in Murano in 2018.


GAS is no longer accepting proposals.

Presentations typically last 1-1.5 hours in duration and generally offer a $400 USD honorarium per slot, which is split by all presenters in that slot. Panels are limited to one moderator ($250 USD honoraria) and 3 panelists ($200 honoraria each). Hot glass demonstrators are allowed one assistant (assistant receives complimentary conference pass). Subject to change.

Download the INFORMATION SHEET to prepare your submission.

Please note:

  • You do not need to be a GAS member to submit a presentation proposal or to present
  • Proposals must be submitted in English and all presentations are to be given in English.
  • Each proposal must be submitted with a completed submission form along with applicable supporting images or materials.
  • The GAS Board of Directors and Conference co-chairs will review all submissions that meet the requirements.
  • Travel and accommodations during the conference are the responsibility of each presenter.
  • Notifications for submitted proposals may be sent any time after the date of the planning meeting. Due to the complicated nature of conference planning, notifications can be made at different times. Fully confirmed presenters may be posted on our website or in promotional material as we receive them. If you have not yet heard back from GAS on your particular proposal, there is still a chance you may be worked into the schedule. We apologize for the possible lengthy wait and as always appreciate your patience.
  • If accepted, a presenter will be contacted by a GAS Board member, or a conference co-chair, and will be required to sign a contract and submit information for promotional materials.



  • Title of presentation
  • Presenter contact information
  • Equipment / supply needs
  • Estimated time needed
  • Brief description of proposed presentation
  • Images or Videos
    • Maximum of four (4) images per proposal.
    • Each image must be labeled with artist last and first name, number and title: example “DoeJane_01_title.jpg” etc.
    • RGB jpeg Format, approximately 5”x7” at 150-300 dpi
    • Video submissions must be shorter than 5 minutes. Video can be uploaded directly to Submittable.
  • Image captions
    • Title
    • Year created
    • Size (HxWxD & unit of measurement)
    • Materials & Technique
    • Photo credit (if other than yourself)
    • Video view link (if applicable)
  • Text documents (if applicable)
    • Resume and credentials for topic/demo proposed (maximum 2 pages each)
    • For Panel proposals - Resumes (maximum 2 pages each) for moderator and each panelist
    • Documents may be submitted as either word .docs or .pdf files.

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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.