For the first time, the Annual Seminar on Glass will take place virtually, on Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, 2021. The free, two-day online seminar includes lectures and panel discussions, with pre- and -post- seminar digital materials.
Day One, "Staging the 18th Century," will feature Dr. Christopher Maxwell, curator of early modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, introducing the major themes and highlights of the special exhibition, In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s. Three panel discussions will follow in which CMoG staff and external collaborators will consider approaches to the interpretation, design, and digital components of the exhibition.
Day Two, "Glass and the 18th-Century Atlantic World," will feature an introductory paper on the "golden age" of British glass (c. 1674–1820), plus, a series of prerecorded papers, made available a week before the event, will inform four live panel discussions.
We hope the 59th Annual Seminar on Glass will be of interest to CMoG Members, students, museum and academic professionals, dealers, collectors, artists, glass enthusiasts, and anyone curious to learn more about glass in the 18th-century.
Yes. When you register for the seminar, you’ll have access to all the sessions and you can choose to attend any of the presentations.
Will the Zoom link work for both days?
Yes. After you register for the seminar, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and instructions on how to access the seminar. You will also receive a reminder email the day before the seminar.
Can I come and go as I please during the seminar?
Yes. To leave the seminar at any time, simply click the "Leave Meeting" button on Zoom. To rejoin you’ll use the Zoom link you used to join the seminar.
How do I register?
To register, click the link below and you’ll be directed to the registration page. This year, the Annual Seminar on Glass is free and will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9, 2021.
How much does registration cost?
It is free to attend the 59th Annual Seminar on Glass and registration is required.
I registered, now what?
You will receive a confirmation email shortly with information about how to access the live online event and the prerecorded materials, a copy of your registration details, and links for Zoom technical support.
Please check your spam and junk folders if you do not receive the email within 24 hours. If you have not received the confirmation email after 24 hours, please contact us by filling out the contact form on this web page.
In the months and weeks leading up to the seminar, you’ll receive email updates when pre-seminar materials are available, as well as when the panel themes, speakers, and papers are announced.
What if I can't attend?
You can cancel your registration at any time.
In your confirmation email, you’ll see a link at the bottom that will direct you to the automated cancellation system or you can contact us by filling out the contact form on this web page.
Can I register for someone else or a group?
Yes. To register other participants for the seminar you’ll need their names and email addresses.
To have the best experience at the seminar, including the ability to ask questions during sessions, communicate with other attendees via chat, and access to pre- and post-seminar materials, we recommend that each person in a group register individually.
How do I attend the seminar?
To attend the 59th Annual Seminar on Glass please register using the link below. You’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours with instructions on how to join the online seminar.
Do I need to make a Zoom account?
No, a Zoom account is not required to attend the 59th Annual Seminar on Glass.
Do I need to download Zoom?
If this is your first time using Zoom, you’ll need to download Zoom for your desktop or laptop, or the application if you’re using a tablet or mobile device.
What if I have technical difficulties with Zoom?
For technical assistance please contact Zoom.
A series of pre-recorded papers will inform panel discussions on our Day Two program. Each moderated panel discussion will address a particular theme, common to the papers in question, and will last 45 minutes with the opportunity for Q&A.
The prerecorded papers will be made available to registrants one week before the seminar for participants to review. The papers will be published in a digital proceedings in early 2022.
Each live session will have auto-generated captions provided by Zoom in real time, and the prerecorded papers will also have captions. For additional questions about accessibility, please contact us by filling out the contact form on this web page.
Yes, every session will be recorded. The video recordings will be released with the digital proceedings in early 2022.
Rates and Registration
The 59th Annual Seminar on Glass will be held virtually on October 8 and 9, 2021. The two-day seminar is free and open to the public, but registration is required.