Making Our Mark

August 3 – 6, 2017 – Register Now
Join SDA when we return to Portland, Oregon for the biennial conference centered on creativity and our 40th Anniversary. This conference features an array of exciting speakers, balancing thoughtful inquiry and dialogue with making and celebration. Making Our Mark will be held in partnership with Portland State University and Oregon College of Art & Craft, with sponsorship from the American Crafts Council and Friends of Fiber Art.


Registration is limited to 250 people. Register now!


Get more information about the conference by reading the conference prospectus(3 MB)


Our keynotes this year are Sheila Pepe, Josh Faught, Jane Lackey, and Aram Han Sifuentes. Read their bios here.


It’s our 40th Anniversary! We’ll have a full schedule of events. Apply to take part in these events: 20x20x40, SDA Member Presentation, SDA Trunk Show, SDA Members Sampler Exhibit.

Events & Opportunities

Learn about the various events and opportunities available for our members.

Student Information

Meet with Sheila Pepe, participate in presentations, network, and more


Do you want to make your mark by volunteering?
(coming soon)

Where to Stay

Book your hotel room or reserve a dorm.

Learn more about Portland

Plan your trip to Portland.

Please support our sponsors

Portland State University

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Friends of Fiber Art

American Tapestry Alliance

American Tapestry Alliance

American Craft Council

American Craft Council