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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Schedule

Subject to Change

 

Thursday, July 23

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM        Registration & Check-In

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM        Fiber Trust Advocates Reception: Celebrating Small Expressions (Invite Only)

 

Friday, July 24

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM        Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Seminars & Workshops

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Silent Auction Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Marketplace Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Art Exhibits Open

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM      Panel Session: Grants & Funding Opportunities for Learning & Teaching

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM        Regional Meet & Greets, Networking Session

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM        Juror’s Talk: Vistas along the Appalachian Trail Yardage Exhibit

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM        Juror’s Talk: Dogwood to Kudzu Basketry Exhibit

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM        Fiber Trust Supporters Cocktail Reception & Early Access Seating (Invite Only)

7:15 PM – 9:00 PM        Seasons of the Smokies Fashion Show & Dinner

 

Saturday, July 25

7:00 AM – 8:30 PM        Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM        Juror’s Talk: Vistas along the Appalachian Trail Yardage Exhibit

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Seminars & Workshops

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Silent Auction Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Marketplace Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Art Exhibits Open

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM      Sheep to Shawl Competition

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM      Panel Session: HGA’s Certificate of Excellence (COE)

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM        Rag Rug Show & Tell

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM        Open Portfolio

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM        Juror’s Talk: Seasons of the Smokies Wearable Art Exhibit

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM        Marketplace Twilight Madness–Shopping Extravaganza

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM        Shuttle Race

 

Sunday, July 26

7:00 AM – 8:30 PM        Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM        Juror’s Talk: Dogwood to Kudzu Basketry Exhibit

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Seminars & Workshops

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Silent Auction Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Marketplace Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Art Exhibits Open

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM      Panel Session: A Better Proposal – Tips for being hired to Teach

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM      Strut Your Stuff Informal Fashion Show

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM        Juror’s Talk: Symphony of the Mountains Mixed Media Exhibit

6:15 PM – 7:45 PM        Juror’s Talk: Seasons of the Smokies Wearable Art Exhibit

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM       Fiber Trust Supporters Reception: Celebrating Philanthropy (Invite Only)

 

Monday, July 27

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM        Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

8:15 AM – 4:00 PM        Tour:

8:45 AM – 4:00 PM        Tour:

9:00 AM – 9:45 PM        Juror’s Talk: Symphony of the Mountains Mixed Media Exhibit

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Seminars & Workshops

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM        American Tapestry Alliance’s (ATA) Speakers Session

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Silent Auction Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Marketplace Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM      Art Exhibits Open

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM      Fiber Trust Friend Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (Invite Only)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM        Handwoven Kitchen Towel Exchange

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM        Cocktail Reception (cash bar)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM        Keynote Dinner & General Meeting (Silent Auction Results & 2022 Announcement)

 

Tuesday, July 28

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM        Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

7:45 AM – 5:15 PM        Tour:

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM        Tour:

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Workshops

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

 

Wednesday, July 29

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM        Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

7:45 AM – 6:00 PM        Tour:

7:45 AM – 6:00 PM        Tour:

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Workshops

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

 

Thursday, July 30

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Meal Plan: Breakfast

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM        Workshops

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM      Meal Plan: Lunch

 

Registration

Registration is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019. Priority registration will available to donors who have given $100 or more in 2019 to HGA's Fiber Trust. Become a Donor and Donate Today.

How to Register

  • Online - The preferred registration method of HGA, secure and includes an immediate email confirmation
  • Fax the Registration form to (678) 730-0836
  • Mail the Registration form to the HGA address at the bottom of the form
  • Phone (678) 730-0010 – Available Monday through Thursday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Registration closes June 30, 2020 and reopens onsite at the Knoxville Convention Center beginning Thursday, July 23, 2020. Registrations received onsite will be subject to an additional administration fee of $25 (US Dollars) and will be based on availability. Leaders are unable to admit students who have not registered in advance. Full payment by credit card (or check if mailing in your Registration form) is required to secure a space in a Session.

Convergence® Value Package
Purchase the Convergence® Value Package (CVP) and save 25% on your Sessions!

In addition to the savings on Session registration, the CVP includes daily admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits, 1 ticket to the Fashion Show, 1 ticket to the Keynote Presentation), and an HGA Tote Bag.

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
Registrants may change their Session and Tour selection until April 30, 2020. Requests must be made in writing and are subject to an administration fee of $25 (US Dollars).

Membership dues and tickets purchased for Convergence® events (Fashion Show, Keynote Presentation, Meals, Tours, Juror Talks, etc.) are non-refundable. Requests to cancel a Session must be made in writing by April 30, 2020. Cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the Session fee or $75, whichever is less. No refund will be given for cancellations received after April 30, 2020.

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 we will issue a full refund.

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Register early! Sessions fill quickly!

Convergence® events and activities are open to the general public, however an HGA Membership is required to register for Sessions. Registration is taken on a first-come, first served basis, and Fiber Trust members who have given a financial gift of $100 or more in 2019 qualify for Priority Registration. To donate and join the Fiber Trust click here or call (678) 730-0010.

For more information about Convergence call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.