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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) for $160 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

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 a link will be emailed to registrants with their session registration confirmation.


Class Descriptions

Friday July 6

Saturday July 7

Sunday July 8

Monday July 9

Tuesday July 10

Wednesday July 11


Registration Information

Register early! Sessions fill quickly!

HGA Membership is required to register for sessions.  

How to Register:
  • Online at My Account - 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. 


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.


In addition to the 25% savings on Session registration, the CVP includes daily admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits ($70 value), 1 ticket to the Fashion Show ($75 value), 1 ticket to the Keynote Presentation ($35 value), and an HGA Tote Bag ($15 value).


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.