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Convergence® Sessions

Convergence® sessions include novice to advanced instruction in a variety of fiber techniques. We offer sessions of varying lengths from 90 minutes to three days with all sessions taking place in the meeting rooms at the Peppermill Reno Resort. 

HGA Membership is required to take a Convergence® session. Participants who purchase the Convergence® Value Package (CVP) will save 25% on all their sessions.                                                                                                               

                                                with CVP               without CVP

3-Day Workshops                   $432                      $576

2-Day Workshops                   $288                      $384

1-Day Studios                         $144                      $192

3-Hour Super Seminars          $  72                      $  96

90-Minutes Seminars              $  36                      $  48

If a class you choose is full, please sign up for the waiting list. If a spot opens for that class, you will be contacted.

Class Descriptions

Friday July 6

Saturday July 7

Sunday July 8

Monday July 9

Tuesday July 10

Wednesday July 11

Please note: Fees for session materials are payable to the Leader and collected at the time of the session. Required special equipment is noted in the session description.

Supply list

The supply list is available on our website and will be emailed to registrants prior to Convergence®.



Registration Information

Register early! Sessions fill quickly!

Convergence® events and activities are open to the general public, however an HGA Membership is required to register for classes. Registration is taken on a first-come, first served basis, and Fiber Trust members who have given a financial gift of $100 or more in 2017 qualify for Priority Registration. Join the Fiber Trust today by donating online or calling (678) 730-0010.


Priority Registration opens November 29, 2017

General Registration opens December 6, 2017


How to Register:
  • Online at - The preferred and secure registration method which includes an immediate email confirmation
  • Fax the Registration form to (678) 730-0836
  • Mail the Registration form to the HGA address at the bottom of the form (retain a copy for your records)
  • Phone (678) 730-0010 – Available Monday through Thursday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST


Registration closes June 15, 2018 and reopens onsite at the Peppermill Reno Resort beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018. Registrations received onsite will be subject to an additional administration fee of $25 (US Dollars) and will be based on availability. Leaders are unable to admit students who have not registered in advance. Full payment by credit card (or check if mailing in your registration form) is required to secure a space in a Session. 

Convergence® Value Package

Purchase the Convergence Value Package (CVP) for $160 and save 25% on your Sessions!


In addition to the savings on Session registration, the CVP includes daily admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits ($40 value), 1 ticket to the Fashion Show ($75 value), 1 ticket to the Keynote Presentation ($35 value), and an HGA Tote Bag ($15 value).


Supplies and Material Fees

Supply lists will be available for review on our website by November 2017. Session materials fees are payable to the Leader and collected at the beginning of the Session. Do not include this on the registration form.


Changes and Cancellations

Registrants may change their session selection until March 31, 2018. Requests must be made in writing and are subject to an administration fee of $25 (US Dollars).


Membership dues and tickets purchased for Convergence® events (Fashion Show, Keynote Presentation, Tours, Juror Talks, etc.) are non-refundable. Requests to cancel a Session must be made in writing by March 31, 2018. Cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the Session fee or $75, whichever is less. No refund will be given for cancellations received after March 31, 2018.


All Sessions and Tours require a minimum number of participants to run. HGA reserves the right to cancel Sessions and Tours if there is insufficient registration. If we must cancel a Session or Tour, HGA will issue a full refund.