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Conference

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary
of The Movable Book Society – Recap

The Movable Book Society  *  12th Conference

September 27-29, 2018   *   Kansas City, Missouri

Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

The Westin Crown Center conference room was packed with pop-up and movable book enthusiasts attending the 25th anniversary of the Movable Book Society at the biennial conference in Kansas City, Missouri. A jam-packed agenda was enjoyed by all!  Noted paper engineers Bruce Foster and David A. Carter shared career highlights. The MBS limited edition collection A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering was unveiled, and the 2018 Meggendorfer Prize for the Best Paper Engineering was presented to Simon Arizpe for Zehhak: Legend of the Serpent King.  The silent auction raised a record amount. In honor of our visit, the Hallmark Visitors Center staged a special exhibition of pop-up and movable cards and books from the Hallmark Archives.


2018 MBS keynote speaker and paper engineer Bruce Foster 

MBS Conference Keepsake

Over the years, a specially designed keepsake has been created to memorialize the conference and host city. A remarkable movable, multi-panel fold-out card was hand-assembled in honor of the MBS event in Kansas City. The first 75 registrants received a limited-edition MBS Conference Keepsake designed by book artist Ed Hutchins, with assistance from Sara Kelly, graphic design, and Joe Freedman, laser cutting.

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

2018 MBS Conference Card Designed by Ed Hutchins

Join us October 2020 for the next MBS Conference … in Denver!

MBS Conferences
2018 Kansas City, MO
2016 Boston, MA
2014 Philadelphia, PA
2012 Salt Lake City, UT
2010 Portland, OR
2008 Washington, DC
2006 Chicago, IL
2004 San Diego, CA
2002 Milwaukee, WI
2000 New York, NY
1998 Los Angeles, CA
1996 New Brunswick, NJ