May 29 – 31, 2015
Plan to join us for WARP's 23rd Annual Meeting - May 29 to 31, 2015, at the Mercy Center Retreat, Burlingame, California, in the San Francisco area. 2015 WARP Annual Meeting Registration Form is available now.
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The 2015 annual meeting will bring textile scholars, community developers, students and fiber activists together around the theme of Blending Tradition and Textiles. Opportunities for education, networking and renewing relationships make this a unique opportunity for fiber enthusiasts from across the country and around the world.
This year’s day-long program includes the following confirmed speakers:
- Kathleen Mossman Vitale on Challenges of Documenting the Maya Textile Tradition
- Maggie Leininger (Industrious Anarchy) and Rebecca Burgess (Fibershed) on Engaging Communities through Sustainable Textiles
- Amanda Smiles (Ruraq Maki) on Synthesizing Traditional Textiles and Fashion Design in Peru & Bolivia
- Rocio Mena Gutierrez (read her blog) on the Importance of Textiles to Grassroots Economies in Guatemala
- Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein (Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art) on the Weaving Culture of NE Laos
WARP annual conferences also feature presentations by student scholarship winners, hands-on workshops, a celebration of new books published by members—this year we look forward to celebrating with Deborah Chandler—as well as an international marketplace and evening dinner and auction fundraiser.
Important Travel Info
While in the area, plan to stay a few extra days to take advantage of some of the textile highlights, which include among others: the Fine Arts Museums of SF (deYoung and Legion of Honor) – “High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection" will be showing at the Legion (March 14-July 19, 2015); San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles; Lacis in Berkeley, which is actually a store and a museum--an amazing place. For more detailed info, check out this detailed guide here.
Past WARP Annual Meetings:
1992 Convergence ’92, Washington DC
1993 Ellizabeth Harvat’s cabin high in the Rockies near Kremmling, CO
1994 Stonehaven Ranch, San Marcos, TX
1995 Stonehaven Ranch
1996 Windswept, Berea, KY
1997 Casey Conference Center, Whidbey Island, WA
1998 New Windsor Conference Center (SERRV International), New Windsor, MD
1999 Grailville, Loveland, OH
2000 Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
2001 Sargent Camp, Hancock, NH
2002 Black Forest Camp, Colorado Springs, CO
2003 YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC
2004 The Presentation Center, Los Gatos, CA
2005 Penn Center, St Helena Island, SC
2006 north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
2007 Panajachel, Guatemala
2008 Casey Conference Center, Whidby Island, WA
2009 Mennonite Central Committee Offices, Akron, PA
2010 Spirit in the Desert, Carefree, Arizona
2011 YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC
2012 Outlook Hotel and Conference Center, Boulder, CO
2013 Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
2014 Pallottine Renewal Center, Florissant, MO