Virtual Spring Symposium

April 1–5, 2024

The Virtual Spring Symposium is a five-day, online summit of inspiration, creativity, connection, and education for all!

Metalsmiths, jewelry artists, and makers of all experience levels are invited to join us as we gather together online for live demonstrations and studio tours with new and established artists from around the country. We'll learn new skills and techniques, broaden our jewelry and metalsmithing knowledge, take a peek into fellow artists’ studios and bodies of work, and be inspired as we start the spring!

In addition to daily symposium presentations, there are online social meet-ups throughout the week to meet other makers and make valuable, long-lasting connections.    


Scholarships & Discounts


Standard Registration $150.00
Early Bird Registration
(open until February 29, 2024)
Education Discount Registration
(for students and teachers)
Metalwerx members receive an additional $25 off registration!
A generous number of scholarships are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


What To Expect

10 Presentations

An exciting showcase of presentations and demonstrations designed to introduce you to new skills and techniques, along with a peek into artists' studios to look at their work and diverse practices. All presentations are recorded and available to watch online until August 1.

There are two live sessions each weekday at 12 PM and 4 PM (all times EDT). Presentations are either 60 or 90 minutes long, as indicated. After each presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with presenters. 

3 Social Events

Symposium attendees are invited to connect with each other and with the presenters at virtual social events throughout the week. Social events include two morning mingles and one evening events.

Giveaways and Resources!

Yes, you can win tools! Attendees at each Symposium presentation and social event will have the opportunity to enter to win tools, books, and swag generously donated by Rio Grande, presenters, and friends. All attendees will also receive an info-packed digital resource guide with tips and products referenced in each presentation, so the benefits of the experience can keep going long after the weekends.

Registration Information
  • All sessions will be presented live over Zoom, and recorded.

  • Registration grants access to all Symposium presentations (live and recorded) and social events (not recorded). No further registration required.

  • Links will be sent in advance to all registered attendees one day before the Symposium begins, and an hour before each live presentation.

  • Attendees will be sent links to all recorded presentations by the end of April. Recordings will be available to watch until August 1. Social events will not be recorded or shared later.

  • Closed captions are available on live webinars and on all recordings.

  • Each attendee will receive a digital event guide as well as a digital resource guide.



Thank you to our exclusive Symposium Sponsor! 

Our friends at Rio Grande support the Virtual Spring Symposium as well as sponsoring scholarships and giveaways


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