The energy and excitement in the SGAA + SAMA offices could probably power a small city at this point, and we’re surprised the roads between Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Toledo isn’t glowing from the churn of our tires as we race around putting the finishing touches on what’s really shaping up to be a momentous conference and celebration in Toledo!
We are putting the finishing touches on an incredible program! Bringing two communities together affords a rich well to draw for presentations and workshops that will provide quality foundational references while also inspiring artistic exploration across the gathering’s varied interests. There will not be an open Call for Topics. If you have questions or suggestions regarding programming, please contact, Megan McElfresh.
We are also organizing field sessions and opportunities to explore all that Toledo has to offer. There are a lot of moving parts and we appreciate everyone’s excitement, enthusiasm, and patience while we put all the pieces in place!
This conference will take us all over the city of Toledo and beyond. Here is how you can join us:
Refund – Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received before April 15, 2022: $175 Cancellation Fee. Remaining Registration fees including Workshops, Tours, Art Salon reservations, and Guest tickets to be refunded.
Cancellations received between April 16 - 30, 2022: $300 Cancellation Fee. Remaining Registration fees including Workshops, Tours, Art Salon reservations, and Guest tickets to be refunded.
Cancellations received between May 1 - 31, 2022: $300 Cancellation Fee. 50% refund on Workshops and Seminars. Remaining Tour, Art Salon reservations, and Guest Tickets to be refunded.
After June 1, 2022, There Will Be NO REFUNDS Of Any Conference-Related Fees.
This Policy Does Not Apply To The Vendor Marketplace Booth Fees, Sponsorship Commitments, Membership Fees Or Any Products Or Publications In The SAMA Store.
The Stained Glass Association of America and The Society of American Mosaic Artists accept NO liability for any fees, penalties, or expenses related to prevention of attending the conference due to acts of God or government, or other emergencies beyond a party’s reasonable control make it illegal or impossible for such party to attend the event. This includes any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket.
It is strongly recommended that all participants purchase Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, Accident, and Medical insurance from a reputable insurance company.
Per May 20th, 2022, in alignment with recent CDC updates, the SGAA + SAMA Confluence Conference will not be asking attendees to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a Negative PCR COVID test to attend.
SGAA + SAMA are planning to implement all CDC and local guidelines with regards to large gatherings at the time of the Conference in Toledo. As organizations representing a national community, we support the view that "getting the COVID vaccine...is an act of love" and encourage all Vendors/Exhibitors/Teachers/Speakers & Attendees to be vaccinated. Vaccinated or not, if you are symptomatic we ask that you not attend the conference for the safety of our entire community unless you have a negative test result.
We will continue to communicate with you regarding the COVID protocol requirements as CDC, state, local, and venue-specific mandates and guidelines change as we approach the conference date with respect to mask-wearing and other safety precautions, along with any additional precautions that may be put in place by each individual venue.*
*If you believe you may be exempt from one or more of these requirements based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact Megan McElfresh at email@example.com no later than 30 days prior to the conference so that we may assess your request and, if legally required, establish alternate safety protocols to the extent doing so does not impose an undue hardship.