The 32nd National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC February 15 - 17, 2019
"The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors." - The New York Times
Daily Small Group Discussions
Photo by Ray Stubblebine
Among the most popular events during the National Arts & Crafts Conference are the daily Small Group Discussions. Intended to give you the opportunity to sit down for an hour with other collectors, homeowners and enthusiasts who share your passion and your interests, these sessions can enable you to establish a network of Arts & Crafts friends and resources who will remain with you for years to come.
Each session is led by a volunteer, often one of our antiques dealers, craftspersons or a collector, who has a special interest or background in the topic. The volunteers are not asked to make seminar presentations or slide shows, but instead, are there to get the discussion started and to keep it moving forward. Often they bring examples and are always excited when you bring either a photograph or an actual item with you to their discussion group.
No advance registration is required for any of these Small Group Discussions, but we purposely schedule them in small meeting rooms so that the group typically consists of fifteen to twenty-five people -- an ideal number for a lively discussion. These sessions fill up quickly and most times are 'Standing Room Only' so plan your day accordingly and leave yourself plenty of time to arrive at each discussion. The final list of Small Group Discussions will be published in the Conference Catalog, but we will continue to update the list below as we confirm titles with each of the volunteer leaders.
2019 Small Group Discussions TBD - come back soon!
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