Top 10 Reasons to Register

for the 2014 Biennial Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, in Los Angeles, September 10-14

10. A Beautiful Setting
Enjoy warm fall weather amongst the flowers and bamboo groves on the lovely UCLA campus.

9. Good Value for Money
In addition to 3 full days of programing, registration includes 1 breakfast, 3 lunches, coffee breaks, 3 receptions, 1 banquet dinner, and admission to some of LA’s prime cultural institutions (LACMA, Fowler Museum, and CAFAM). Affordable accommodations are also available on the UCLA campus, a few steps from our conference facilities ($115 single/$135 double including breakfast).

8. Fun
Kick off the program with a dynamic presentation from keynote Peter Sellars and an opening night reception on a beautiful terrace. Then join us for two additional receptions throughout the week. Shop the Symposium Marketplace featuring vendors of textile publications and goods from around the world.

7. Contemporary Art
Join us in celebrating TSA’s first juried exhibition of contemporary textile art at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. This year’s program also boasts a wide array of presentations on contemporary topics.

6. Historic and Ethnographic Textiles
Experience special exhibitions of historic and ethnographic textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Fowler Museum.

5. Celebrate Your Peers at the biennial awards banquet honoring textile scholars and artists.

4. Behind-the-Scenes Access to textile collections and artist studios during pre- and –post-symposium workshops and tours.

3. Networking & Professional Development
Meet leaders and connect with peers from across the textile field: curators and conservators, anthropologists and historians, artists and craftspeople – from students, new professionals, and emerging artists to the field’s most established scholars and artists.

2. Build Relationships
Get out of the office or studio; generate new ideas; meet new people; reconnect with friends and colleagues from across the globe.

1. Learning and Inspiration in a unique, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural setting.
Share your knowledge and experience and find inspiration in your peers throughout 3 days of presentations of the latest research by international scholars, artists and textile specialists from around the globe.