2018 Glass Art Society Conference to be held in Murano

Murano has been selected to host the 47th annual GAS conference.

The Glass Art Society (GAS) is an international organization with the purpose of encouraging excellence, advance education, promote the appreciation and development of glass arts and support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass. GAS has selected Murano/Venice as the host city for the 47th annual GAS conference. From May 16-20, 2018 the conference will include glass demonstrations and lectures on inspiring glass topics. Attendees will also enjoy special programming that is unique to the island and culture of Murano.

Fondazione Berengo and the current artists of the Italian Steering Committee are in part sponsoring the conference, which is led by glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra. The Murano GAS conference will be the first annual conference outside of the United States since 2005. The unique culture, prominence and history of glass art Murano offers, will allow this conference to be a special and historic event whilst being surrounded by the beauty of Venice.