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2018 Conference Agenda

We have an exciting agenda for you. Download agenda, registration form or scholarship request for yourself or to share with a friend. Register today!

Thursday, September 27
4:30 – 5:00 pm Registration is open. Meet and Greet!
5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner at the Westin Kansas City
6:00 – 6:15 pm Welcome and Introductions
Shawn Sheehy, Conference Chair
6:15 – 6:30 pm Site Host Welcome
Patrick Kershner, retired Hallmark Cards paper engineer
6:30 – 8:00 pm A Conversation with David Carter (popupbooks.com),
hosted by Maike Biederstaedt (maikebiederstaedt.de)
Book signing with Carter to follow.
Friday,
September 28
All Day Silent Auction open for bids
8:30 – 9:00 am Continental breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 am Hallmark’s Pop-Up History
Samantha Bradbeer, Historian
9:45 – 10:00 am Coffee break
10:00 – 10:45 am Digitizing Movable Books
Emily Brooks, PhD candidate in the English Department at University of Florida (emilyfbrooks.com)
10:45 – 11:45 am Open Mic Session
11:45 – 12:45 am Lunch at the Westin Kansas City
12:45 – 1:00 am Social Media & MBS 2.0
Kyle Olmon, paper engineer (kyleolmon.com)
Kyra E. Hicks, author (blackthreads.com)
1:00 – 1:30 pm A Record Breaking Pop-Up
Colette Fu, photographer and pop-up book artist (colettefu.com)
1:30 – 2:15 pm Hands-on Project
Colette Fu will teach attendees how to build a specially designed conference movable or pop-up!
2:15 – 5:00 pm Explore Kansas City on your own. Visit nearby attractions, institutions and exhibits.
Hallmark Visitor’s Center Special Exhibit: “History of Hallmark Pop-Up Books”| Linda Hall Library | The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures¬†| Community Bookshelf
5:00 pm Evening dinner on your own Informal Show-and-Tell
Saturday, September 29
All Day Meggendorfer Prize for Best Paper Engineering – Trade Publications voting
Silent Auction open for bids
8:00 – 8:30 am Continental breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 am MBS Business Meeting
Ann Montanaro Staples, MBS Founder and Board President
9:00 – 9:45 am For Love and Money: Appraising Your Pop-Up Collection – Panel Discussion
Larry Rakow, Collector/Dealer (wonderland100.com)
Ellen G. K. Rubin, Writer/Curator/Collector (popuplady.com)
Larry Seidman, Collector (drlar7.tumblr.com)
9:45 – 10:00 am Coffee break
10:00 – 11:00 am Keynote Address – Still Popping After All These Years
Bruce Foster
(paperpops.com)
Bruce will be signing books at the book fair.
11:00 – 11:45 am A Presentation of Past and Current Work
Courtney Watson McCarthy, paper engineer (offcenterpops.com)
11:45 – 12:45 pm Lunch at the Westin Kansas City
12:45 Р1:30 pm Engineering & Design Process,  and Assembly Demonstration
Yoojin Kim, Designer & Paper Engineer, Art Director at UWP Luxe (yoojinkim.com)
1:30 – 2:15 pm Pop-Ups Beyond Books
Peter Dahmen, Designer and Paper Artist (peterdahmen.de/en/)
2:15 – 2:45 pm A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering” – From Concept to Completion
Monika Brandrup, Vice President, Creative Director at Up With Paper
2:45 – 3:15 pm Set-up for Book Sales, Swaps and Signings
3:15 – 5:45 pm Book Sales, Swaps and Signings
Meggendorfer Artist Book Award contenders on display for judging.
5:45 – 6:30 pm Break
6:30 – 7:00 pm Pre-Banquet Reception and Cash Bar
7:00 – 8:15 pm Banquet celebrating 12th Conference & 25th Anniversary
8:15 pm Auction Proceeds, Prizes, and Final Remarks

Sunday, September 30
Post-Conference Activities in Kansas City
Helen Hiebert, author of Playing with Pop-ups, is offering two half-day workshops at the Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts, located at 1427 W 9th St in Kansas City, MO.
Morning:  Pop it Up / Light it Up
Afternoon: Twisting Tyvek Lanterns
Registration information through Eventbrite will be available soon. In the meantime, plan to stay through Sunday!