SNAG 47th Annual Conference 2018: Made

Open call  /  18 Jan 2018  -  23 May 2018
Published: 03.02.2018

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Portland has a powerful entrepreneurial spirit that encourages everyone to engage across all disciplines. From art and design to food and beer, Portland’s MADE community is unique. To celebrate this, the SNAG 2018 conference theme is MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage.

Dates of Conference: May 23rd-26th, 2018.

Portland, Oregon, known as “Bridgetown,” sits on the Willamette and Columbia rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It is frequently recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, an expansive network of public transportation, a large community of bicyclists, and one of the largest urban forests in the nation, Forest Park. Portland’s vibrant dining scene, which includes farm-to-table restaurants, food carts, microbreweries, and coffeehouses, is one of the most robust in North America. Known for its eccentric but laid-back vibe, the city’s art, theater, and music communities are thriving.

MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration. While celebrating traditional and innovative techniques alike, we seek to engage makers and other creative individuals who push the boundaries of our field with a cross-media sensibility. Portland is a city that has a strong sense of community and is home to entrepreneurs and craftspeople alike. In response to this, we invite makers who work across disciplines to explore the unforeseen directions, inventiveness, and ingenuity within the metalsmithing field.

Please click here for the schedule.
Schedule is subject to change, the SNAG Conference Website will have the most up to date schedule.


SNAG is excited to offer pre-conference workshops this year at the Marriott hotel Wednesday, May 23rd before registration begins. These workshops will inspire your entrepreneurial spirit, connect you in new ways to our field and further your goals by giving you access to people who have made a career of making, selling and are experts in their field. Each workshop is geared toward helping you develop your professional practices and give you insider information from people with savvy approaches and sage advice.
Oregon College of Art and Craft and Form 3-D Foundry will also be offering off-site workshops.

These descriptions, dates and times can be found on our website and when registering for the class:

Workshop #1 The Abundant Artist's One-Day workshop.
Workshop #2 Behind the Scenes: Collaborating with Museums and Curators
Workshop #3 Smiths + Wellness + Reset
Workshop #4 Social Media & Search Engine Marketing
Workshop #5 Art of Numbers
Workshop #6 Live Scan + 3D Print at FORM
Workshop #7 Live Scan + 3D Print at FORM
Workshop #8 Click, Boing, Snap: Spring-Based Mechanisms for Jewelers and Metalsmiths


About member fee:
SNAG members automatically receive $175 off their conference registration fee. A one-year North American SNAG membership is $94 (includes print and digital copies of Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech). Your SNAG membership pays for itself!  
If you are not currently a member, sign up or renew. You can do it now or after you register for the conference. Either way, as long as you are or become a member, you can take advantage of the membership discount immediately!

About travel and hotel:
To receive the group rate, you must sign up for the hotel through registration for the conference.
Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes.
The Trunk Show, Exhibition in Motion, and Final Night Dance Party happen on Saturday afternoon and evening. We suggest booking your room through Sunday, May 27th if you plan to stay for these events.

Do not contact the hotel directly for reservations. All reservations must be made through conference registration in order to receive the group rate.
Hotel reservations must be received by 4/25/18. All rooms are non-smoking.

Sharing a Room?:
Click here to post your name to the roommate finder list.
Please click for more info about the stay for the conference.