SDA hosts a biennial conference to bring members together for workshops, conferences, and an exhibition. In 2015, SDA reimagined the conference as an intensive, a name change that more accurately reflects the retreat-like, intimate nature of the biennial gathering of international artists, educator,s and enthusiasts. This relaxed atmosphere gives participants time to connect with presenters, new ideas, new techniques, and — most importantly — each other.
The 40th Anniversary Intensive will be hosted in Portland, Oregon August 3-6, 2017 in partnership with the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Portland State University. Please check back for more details! Registration opens soon!
We are looking for conference proposals! For the 2017 Making Our Mark Conference, SDA invites members and non-members to submit proposals for break-out sessions and demonstrations. Concurrent break-out sessions complement keynote speakers invited by the Conference Steering Committee. All proposals due November 29,2016.
Learn how to submit in a proposal here: SDA Call for Conference Proposals 2017.
SDA has been hosting biennial conferences for 40 years. Recent SDA Conferences/Intensives include:
2015 Intensive-Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2013 Conference-San Antonio, TX
2011 Conference-Minneapolis, MN
2009 Conference-Kansas City, KS