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Virtual Spring Symposium
This one-week, online event is designed to educate, inspire and connect our community, both near and far.
Metalwerx is excited to present our second annual Virtual Spring Symposium! Building on the momentum of our 2021 event, our program will once again include five feature presentations by established artists from across the fields of metalsmithing and jewelry, paired with five studio visits with emerging (or "re-emerging") artists. This week-long event includes ten presentations, three social events, chances to win giveaways, and new resources!
Scholarships as well as Student and Educator discounts available
We are curating an exciting showcase of presentations and demonstrations to introduce you to new skills and techniques, along with a peek into the artists' studios to look at their work and diverse practices. All presentations are recorded and available to watch online until August 1st.
There are two live sessions each weekday, March 21 - 25, 2022, 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 will be invited to connect with each other and with the presenters at virtual social events throughout the week. There are morning social events at 10am EDT and a final evening closing event on Friday, March 25 at 7pm EDT.
Giveaways and Resources!
Attendees at live sessions can enter to win tools, books, and swag generously donated by Rio Grande, Presenters, and Friends. All attendees receive an info-packed digital resource guide, so the benefits of the experience can keep going long after the week ends.
All sessions will be presented live over Zoom, and recorded.
Registration grants access to all seminar sessions (live and recorded) and social events (not recorded). No further registration required.
Zoom 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 at the beginning of April. Recordings will be available to watch until August 1, 2022. Social events will not be recorded or shared later.
Closed captions are available on live webinars. Closed captions will be available on webinar recordings in mid-April, to provide time for proofreading and accuracy.
Each attendee will receive a digital event guide as well as a digital resource guide.
An Enormous Thank you to Rio Grande!
We'd like to extend a special thanks to Symposium Diamond Sponsor, Rio Grande. Our friends at Rio Grande support the planning and producing of our Virtual Spring Symposium as well as BIPOC Scholarships and incredible Giveaways during the live Zoom Sessions!