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Volunteer to plan convergence

Volunteer to Help Plan Convergence® Reno 2018

Volunteer Application

Convergence® Planning Committees

Reporting to Education Coordinator
Leader Selection Committee
Duration of Appointment: 2-3 months
Description: The Leader Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing and selecting the Convergence® Leaders and Sessions for a well-rounded, engaging and exciting list of topics for delegates to choose. Participants on this committee should be diverse in ethnicity, geographic location, age, gender and fiber arts experience.

Equipment Committee
Duration of Appointment: 2-3 months
Description: The Equipment Committee is responsible for locating and borrowing equipment needed for Convergence® seminars and workshops but because of travel are too difficult for Leaders or delegates to bring. This may include items such as irons, ironing boards, sewing machines, dye pots, etc. Participants on this committee should be based in the conference region.

Loom Rentals Committee
Duration of Appointment: 3-7 months
Description: The Loom Rentals Committee works with local and regional guilds to locate and rent looms to Convergence® delegates who are taking a session that requires a loom that the delegate either does not own or is unable to accommodate because of travel. Participants on this committee should be based in the conference region.

Fashion Design Challenge Committee
Duration of Appointment: 6-18 months
Description: The Fashion Design Challenge is an HGA outreach program to students enrolled in fiber arts programs at a university or college. The Fashion Design Challenge Committee develops relationships with the faculty of these fiber arts programs and encourages their students to participate is the Fashion Design Challenge, a creative fiber arts competition which includes their final piece being walked down the runway at the Convergence® Fashion Show and displayed in the Fashion Show exhibit. This sometimes requires working with multiple departments at the school. Participants on this committee will need to be able to make phone calls and send emails to school faculty.

Reporting to Marketplace Coordinator
Demonstrations Committee
Duration of Appointment: 6-12 months
Description: The Demonstrations Committee puts together an exciting and interesting schedule of presentations that will draw delegates to the Marketplace.

Goody Bag Committee
Duration of Appointment: 1-3 months
Description: The Goody Bag Committee receives the goody bag swag and inserts them in the goody bags and bring them to the conference in preparation for Convergence®. Participants on this committee should be based in the conference region.

Reports to Special Events Coordinator
Panels Committee
Duration of Appointment: 6-12 months
Description: The Panels Committee selects compelling panel topics, speakers who are knowledgeable about the topic, and moderators who will engage the speakers and audience in a conversation that is thought provoking, educational, and timely. 

Reports to Local Publicity/Press Relations Coordinator
Gallery Guide Committee
Duration of Appointment: 3-12 months
Description: The Gallery Guide Committee assists with local promotion for the conference through distribution of conference marketing materials such as gallery guides, postcards, posters, etc. They also assist by identifying fiber arts exhibits that would be of interest to delegates and will be taking place in the conference city during the conference so this information may be published in the Gallery Guide. The committee assists with the production of the Gallery Guide through local advertising sales. Participants on this committee should be based in the conference region.

Reports to Tours Coordinator
Tours Committee
Duration of Appointment: 6-12 months
Description: The Tours Committee puts together a fun and exciting program of tours which support the objectives of the conference, such as behind the scenes museum visits, private studio tours/talks, regional fiber arts interests, etc. The committee selects the tours, arranges the time schedules, books the bus transportation, etc. Participants on this committee should be based in the conference region.

Reports to Exhibits Coordinator
Art Exhibit Committees
Duration of Appointment: 3-17 months
Description: The Exhibit Committees carry out the staging and completion of any and all HGA sponsored or juried art exhibits and the fashion show. Exhibits include Fashion, Leaders’ Work, Mixed Media, Yardage and Small Expressions. 

Volunteer Application

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Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

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