Co-chairs: Nataley Nagy, Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada, and Frances Dorsey, fiber artist (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) Toronto, Ontario, Canada was the site of the 2006 biennial Textile Society of America (TSA) Symposium. From October 11 – 14, 2006, Harbourfront Centre, overlooking the northern shore of Lake Ontario, provided an exciting setting in which to explore the conference theme of Textile Narratives and Conversations.
Textile Narratives and Conversations served as a springboard for discussions across disciplines, as well as for in-depth explorations of specific topics. Toronto was a particularly appropriate venue for such cross-conversations because of the international diversity of its population, and because of the many cultural and educational institutions that took part in the Symposium. The symposium included tours and events in other parts of the city as well, so that participants were able to visit such local galleries and institutions as the Textile Museum of Canada, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Gardener Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.