Annual Meeting

Deborah Chandler talks about her book celebrating Guatemalan Weavers, Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Their Stories, Their Lives (2015)

WARP Annual Meetings – Where We Connect

WARP’s Annual Meeting brings members together for education, fellowship, and networking. Every year, we gather to connect, find commonalities, and to share stories and knowledge.  We do our best networking at the Annual Meeting. It’s where we get new perspectives and new ideas about how to further our work.  We select the next year’s board members, teach new leaders through our student scholarship program, hear about exciting projects, and gain new skills. 

This year’s meeting will be held on the Kent State University (KSU) campus July 13-16. Our 2023 theme is Threads of Connection: Exploring the Local to Global Textile Community. For this conference, WARP will host presenters from the local and international textile community. In addition to a great lineup of speakers, we have a number of fun networking opportunities including our annual Welcome Circle, a WARP members exhibition reception, a live auction and fashion show, international vendor marketplace, an optional hands-on workshop, and bus tour to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Registration is now open! Click Here to view the 2023 Meeting Program & Registration Page

This smiling bunch rode in Van 3 during the Saturday Tours around Oaxaca, MX. Photo by Diane Manning.

Here are the places we’ve met so far: