Schedule and Registration

Welcome to the ultimate international fiber art experience, HGA’s Convergence® conference where you can immerse yourself in the inspiration and stimulation of exhibits, classes, textile tours, shopping and more!

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Register early! Sessions fill quickly!

Create a conference schedule that meets your needs. Attendees may pick and choose the conference Sessions and Events they wish to attend – and register for each one individually. Priority registration will available to donors who have given $100 or more in 2023 to HGA's Fiber Trust. Become a Donor and Donate Today.

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Registration Dates & Deadlines

January 1, 2023


  • Make your donation to the Fiber Trust to receive donor benefits in 2023
August 1, 2023


  • CVP Registration Open Now
  • Handwoven Kitchen Towel Registration Opens
  • Decorative Shuttle Registration Opens
October 9, 2023


  • Advanced Priority Registration for Sessions, Special Events, Tours, etc. Opens for Fiber Trust Advocates (Donors who have given $300 or more after January 1, 2023)
October 16, 2023


  • Priority Registration for Sessions, Special Events, Tours, etc. Opens for Fiber Trust Supporters (Donors who have given $100 or more after January 1, 2023)
October 23, 2023
January 1, 2024
  • Make your donation to the Fiber Trust to receive donor benefits in 2024
April 30, 2024
  • Last day to Change or Cancel a Session for a Refund (See Session Cancellation Policy and fees below)
June 19, 2024
  • Last day to register for Workshops
June 28, 2024
  • Last day to purchase a Meal Plan
  • Last day to register for Seminars, CVP’s, Events, Tours, etc. without a Late Fee

Convergence® Value Package (CVP)

  • Attendees registered for a CVP must be either a Student, Individual, Family or Professional Artist HGA Member
  • 25% discount on Session registration fees
  • 1 Ticket to the Fashion Show, sponsored by Marcy Petrini and Terry Dwyer, ($81 value)
  • 1 Ticket to the Keynote Presentation, sponsored by Hillcreek Fiber Studio ($41 value)
  • Daily admission to the Art Exhibits and the Marketplace including the Demonstration Stage activities ($60 value)
  • 1 HGA Tote Bag, sponsored by Yarn Barn of Kansas, filled with goodies. ($20 value)
  • CVP's are Non-Refundable

Convergence® Day Pass

  • A Day Pass grants admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits for the day the pass is purchased. If you have a CVP you do not need a Day Pass.
  • Day Passes are Non-Refundable

Convergence® Sessions

$52 - $613
  • An HGA Individual, Family, Student, or Professional Artist Membership is required to register
  • To save 25% first register and complete your purchase of a CVP

Special Events (Juror's Talks, Fashion Show, Keynote)

  • Non-Refundable


  • Lunch Included
  • Non-Refundable

Meal Plan

$28-48 per Meal
  • Registration closes June 28, 2024
  • Non-Refundable

Open Portfolio

$20 to Present
  • Sponsored by Fiberworks PCW
  • Free to attend with Day Pass or CVP
  • Registration required to present
  • Non-Refundable

Breed Study

$65 to participate
  • Sponsored by Clemes & Clemes and The Natural Twist
  • Free to view with Day Pass or CVP
  • Registration required to participate
  • Non-Refundable

Handwoven Kitchen Towel Exchange

  • Sponsored by Jane Stafford Textiles
  • Registration required to participate

Decorative Shuttle Competition

  • Sponsored by Handywoman Shop

Thread Talks

  • Free to attend with Day Pass or CVP
  • Registration required to present

Meet & Greet Networking Event

  • Complimentary Table for Guilds and Nonprofit Organizations

Skein Competition and Exhibit

  • Sponsored by Kromski North America

How to Register

  • Online - The preferred registration method of HGA, secure and includes an immediate email confirmation
  • Phone (678) 730-0010 – Available Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Convergence® Marketplace, Special Events, and Tours are open to the general public with the purchase of a Day Pass/and or Ticket. CVP’s and Session registrations are limited to Individual, Family, Student, and Professional Artist members of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. All purchases are non-refundable, Sessions are the exception. 

Registration is first-come, first-served and will close June 19, 2024 for Workshops. Meal Plans must be purchased by June 28, 2024. Registration for Seminars, CVP’s, Events, Tours, Etc. will continue until Noon the day before their start. Registrations received after July 1, 2024 are based on availability and subject to an additional late fee of $25. Fiber Trust supporters who have given a financial gift of $100 or more in 2023 qualify for Priority Registration. See page 42 in the Delegate Registration Book for more information about donating to the Fiber Trust or call (678) 730-0010.

HGA supports our Marketplace vendors by providing a list of registered attendees (includes name, state/province, country, and email address). Your participation supports small fiber art businesses, and your privacy is HGA’s first concern. If you wish to not include your name and email address on the list, you may opt out at registration.


Supplies and Material Fees
Session supply lists are available on our website. Session materials fees are payable to the Leader and collected by the Leader at the start of the Session. HGA will not accept supply and material fees.


Changes and Cancellations

Changes: Sessions may be changed to a Session at an equivalent or higher registration fee if made in writing by April 30, 2024. Changes will incur a $25 administration fee per Session. Sessions may not be changed after April 30, 2024.

Cancellations: Membership dues and tickets purchased for Convergence® events (Fashion Show, Keynote Presentation, Meals, Tours, Juror Talks, etc.) are non-refundable. Session cancellations must be made in writing by April 30, 2024 and will incur a $50 cancellation fee per Session. Session registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations made after April 30, 2024.

All Sessions and Tours require a minimum number of participants. HGA reserves the right to cancel Sessions and Tours if there is insufficient registration. If we must cancel a Session or Tour HGA will issue a full refund.

Health & Safety Statement

As we convene in Wichita, the health and safety of everyone who attends is our top priority. Be assured that Convergence® will be held in a safe and clean environment. We want you to feel confident about your decision to join us. We’re carefully tracking all the latest health and safety guidance for large group gatherings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Public Health, as they work with suppliers in environmental services, health and safety technology upgrades, food and beverage, and other services.

Attendees will be required to acknowledge the following statement at the time of registration:

Registrant agrees to follow all health and safety guidelines announced by HGA and/or the facility prior to and during the event. Registrant acknowledges and agrees that they are attending voluntarily and at their own risk, and release and waive any claim they might have against HGA, and its officers, directors, employees, and agents for any and all liability or responsibility for any illness, damages, or injury whatsoever that they may incur in connection with their attendance, including, without limitation, as a result of exposure to COVID-19 or the manner in which Convergence® is conducted.

We maintain a mask-supportive environment at HGA & Convergence® events, contracted venues, hotels, and the convention center. For the 2024 Convergence®, masks are Strongly Recommended.

HGA strongly recommends all attendees, exhibitors, and HGA staff comply with travel guidelines issued by the CDC when traveling to Wichita, Kansas. We expect all attendees will think carefully about any risk they may pose to others and to make informed choices about their travel as well as onsite and external engagement.

For more information about Convergence call (678) 730-0010 or email