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2018 Conference Agenda

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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 Presentation by a Hallmark Cards Historian
9:45 – 10:00 am Coffee break
10:00 – 10:45 am Digitizing Movable Books
Emily Brooks, PhD candidate 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 – 1:05 pm A Record Breaking Pop-Up
Colette Fu, book artist (colettefu.com)
1:05 – 1:50 pm Hands-on Project
Colette Fu will teach attendees how to build a specially designed conference movable or pop-up!
1:50 – 2:30 pm Presentation by Peter Dahmen, designer and paper artist (peterdahmen.de/en/)
2:30 – 5:00 pm Explore Kansas City on your own. Visit nearby attractions, institutions and exhibits.
Hallmark Visitor’s Center | Rainy Day Books
Linda Hall Library | Community Bookshelf | and more to come …
5:00 pm Evening dinner on your own
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  Appraisals – Panel Discussion, Group Participation
Larry Rakow, Collector/Dealer (wonderland100.com)
Ellen Rubin, Collector /Historian (popuplady.com)
Larry Seidman, Collector (drlar7.tumblr.com)
9:45 – 10:00 am Coffee break
10:00 – 11:00 am Keynote Address – 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 – 1:00 pm Lunch at the Westin Kansas City
1:00 – 1:45 pm A Technical and Artistic Demonstration
Yoojin Kim, paper engineer and book artist (yoojinkim.com)
1:45 – 2:00 pm Social Media & MBS
Kyle Olmon, paper engineer (kyleolmon.com)
Kyra E. Hicks, author (blackthreads.com)
2:00 – 2:30 pm 25th Anniversary MBS Publication Launch Presentation
Monika Brandrup introduces “A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering
2:305 – 3:00 pm Set-up for Book Sales, Swaps and Signings
3:00 – 5:30 pm Book Sales, Swaps and Signings
Meggendorfer Artist Book Award contenders on display for judging.
5:30 – 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 – Details to come