Whether you are a pro with many years of experience or a newbie interested in exploring metal arts, you may benefit from attending jewelry or metal working conferences. These events provide different types of info depending on the focus. Some explore historical context and current markets. While others focus on fundamentals of techniques and materials.
Here are a few events to explore, based on your metal working interest and location:
Jewelry and Metal Working Conference | The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Chicago, IL
WHAT: One of our most important activities is organizing an annual event as a forum for curators, academic historians, and scholars and artists to present new and interesting information about jewelry. Anyone who is interested in jewelry will enjoy attending. It’s a chance to learn and network with people who collect, appraise, study and research jewelry history.
Event Info: Conference Website >>
American Craft Council | “Make It Work: Baltimore”
WHEN/WHERE: Feb. 19, 2015 | Baltimore, MD
WHAT: Next upcoming American Craft Council event related to metal working conferences… “Join fellow young makers and creative business owners for a conversation about making, the marketplace, and the challenges of artistic entrepreneurship.”
Event Info: Council Calendar of Events >>
Are you a professional that is planning ahead? Then you’ll want to put FABTECH on your calendar! This event is one of the largest annual metal working conferences in the U.S.
WHEN/WHERE: November 9-12, 2015 | Chicago, IL
WHAT: “The four day show will cover 550,000+ net square feet of floor space throughout the North Building, Halls B1, B2 and Hall C1, and South Building, Halls A1 and A2 at McCormick Place. More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the show floor with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.”
Event Info: FABTECH Expo Website >>