Congresses

Organizing committees for the meetings in different countries have typically provided insight into their local paper history. Trips to paper mills, artists' studios, paper factories and museums are arranged as well as a series of workshops and lectures. During a congress members have the opportunity to share their own knowledge of papermaking through demonstrations, workshops, slide shows and panel discussions on all aspects of paper and paper art. They may also exhibit, trade, or sell their own work depending on the particular congress program for that year. The annual meetings are international affairs with representatives attending from all over the world. The diversity in cultures adds to the excitement and pleasure the participants of the congresses experience.

25. Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria

2018

Event Dates

The congress takes place from May 16, 2018 until May 20, 2018.

Description

PAPER: CONSCIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS

Pulling from the title of Bulgarian-born writer Elias Cannetti's The Conscience of Words, a collection of essays that followed Crowds and Power, IAPMA looks at the conscience and consciousness of paper in the 21st century, its place in a contemporary, globally connected society and ever-increasing technological world. What are the ethical and moral implications of paper – as a record or document, as a social contract, as an art form, as a craft? What is the power of paper, and what is its weakness? How is the role of paper changing as we progress towards complete digital communication? What is paper's role as we strive for a more conscious, equal, and aware global society? How can we,
as citizens of the world, use paper to affect positive change, social change, environmental change, and technological advances?

Join us for 4 days of presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions exploring the conscience and consciousness of paper art in beautiful Sofia, Bulgaria.

Please mark the dates on your calendar: 16 May - 20 May 2018.
Post-Congress: 21 May - 28 May (dates may change)

In addition, IAPMA will experience the Sofia Night of the Museums on 19 May, when more than 20,000 visitors come to Sofia to experience its art! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9UhAjTQ9es&app=desktop
https://vimeo.com/200206364

Location

The city of Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, located in the western half of the country. Sofia is the hometown for many major universities and world-renowned cultural institutions, museums, and galleries. It has many historic attractions, and a very high walkability rating. Sofia has a rich history owing to its continuous habitation since 7000 BCE, from the ancient Thracian culture, to the Bulgarian Empire which spread from Asia, to the contemporary culture of today. In 2018 it will be one of the cultural seats of the EU, and uniquely positioned to host the IAPMA congress.

Convenor

About AMATERAS and SPAF: These incredible exhibitions which take over the city of Sofia for the month of May also coincide with the Night of the Museums, when Sofia attracts over 30,000 visitors to its major cultural institutions in a single evening.

IAPMA's 2018 Congress is planned for Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by member Daniela Todorova and Todor Todorov, in conjunction with AMATERAS and the Sofia Paper Art Fest in May 2018.

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EXHIBTION FORMS can be found under "Announcements".
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2016 CONGRESS IN BRASILIA

Brazil

2016

Event Dates

The congress took place from September 12, 2016 until September 16, 2016.

Description

IAPMA is very excited to announce our first Congress in South America in Brazil!

Under the theme Nature, Diversity, & the Art of Paper, IAPMA members will convene in the capital city of Brasilia, 12 -16 September 2016, to participate in presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions of paper art in this uniquely inspiring location. Hosted by member Dr. Therese Hofmann of the Universidade de Brasília, we will gather at the Cultural Centre Bank of Brazil to have an inspiring set of presentations and exhibitions of paper art in their galleries, as well as a Post-Congress Tour.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet many new papermakers and paper artists from Brazil as well as other countries in South America, and to experience the unique papers and traditions of this part of the world. We hope you will join us in Brazil!

Visit the Congress website for up to date information about TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, CONGRESS FEE, and CALLS for ENTRY: http://iapma2016.com

Post-Congress Tour to Sao Paulo, September 16 - 19.

Location

Brasilia is the captial city and seat of government of Brazil. Located in the Central Highlands, it was inaugurated in 1960 to serve as the new national capital, moving it from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location.
Brasília is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning which attracts architecture aficionados worldwide. Portuguese is the official language, but Spanish and English are also widely spoken. Brasilia has a population of roughly 2.5 million people and is an important transportation hub as well.

Universidade de Brasilia is a world-renowned research institution of 40,000 students.
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Climate
Brasilia is considered a tropical savana, with a rainy season (October - April) and a dry season (May - September). In the dry season, there is very little rainfall and almost no mosquitoes.
September is springtime in Brasilia, with an average daily high temperature at 28C/83F degrees, and an average low at 16C/60F.


Travel to Brazil
Brazil requires a Tourist Visa in addition to passport for visitors from the following countries:
          Australia
          Canada
          China
          Cuba
           India
           Japan
          Nepal
          United States
          Zimbabwe
Please check with your country’s consular office for up to date information.
Or look up other travel details: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia

Convenor

Dr. Therese Hofmann
at Universidade de Brasília
Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro

Or visit the University Artisanal Paper website: http://lemepapelartesanal.wordpress.com/

IAPMA Congress 2014 in Fabriano

Italy

2014

Event Dates

The congress took place from July 02, 2014 until July 06, 2014.

Description

Home to a rich history in papermaking that spans 800 continuous years, it is an ideal site for a collegial, memorable and inspiring Congress in 2014.The staff of the Museum, led by Director, Giorgio Pellegrini, have worked for years to develop the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana as a centre for learning on many levels – for scholars, for practitioners and for young papermakers of the future. 

Location

Fabriano is a beautiful city to visit, nestled in the Appenines.  The city prides itself on its welcoming hospitality, with typical cuisine and wines of the extraordinary Marche region where it is located.  Close to Assisi and Urbino, great artistic centres; near to Monte Conero which rises from the Adriatic; with easy access to natural wonders such as gorges and caves; Fabriano promises not only immersion in a  historic papermaking city but much to enjoy just outside the city limits as well.

Convenor

Please take a virtual tour of the Museum by following this link:
http://www.museodellacarta.com
http://www.viamar.org/tourmuseocarta/start.html

Cleveland 2012 joint meeting with FDH

United States

2012

Event Dates

The congress took place from October 10, 2012 until October 15, 2012.

Location

Morgan Conservatory

21. Congress in Wonju

Korea

2010

Event Dates

The congress took place from September 08, 2010 until September 14, 2010.

Description

The Post Congress Tour took place from September 14th until 18th.

Location

The congress has been held at the Hanji Theme Park in Wonju. Wonju is a one to one and a half hours by bus from Seoul.

Convenor

Mr. Lee Chang-Bok, president of Hanji institute and team

20. Congress in Burnie

Australia

2009

Event Dates

The congress took place from March 26, 2009 until March 30, 2009.

Description

Fore more information visit http://www.iapmacongress2009.com.au/.

Location

Creative Paper Tasmania
PO Box 973
Burnie
Tasmania Australia 7320

Convenor

Michelle Green - Business Manager, Creative Paper Tasmania
manager@creativepapertas.com.au

Michelle Wubbolts
manager@creativepapertas.com.au

19. Congress in Oxford

United Kingdom

2007

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 30, 2007 until September 03, 2007.

Location

Wadham College

Convenor

Hilary Sussum

18. Congress in Steyrermühl

Austria

2006

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 03, 2006 until August 09, 2006.

Location

Österreichisches Papiermuseum Steyrermühl
For more information visit www.papiermuseum.at

Convenor

Joachim Tschacher and Team
Helene Tschacher, Eva Juras, Hubert Böckle, Susanne Zehnder

17. Congress in Banff, Alberta

Canada

2005

Event Dates

The congress took place from January 01, 2005 until January 01, 2005.

Description

The 2005 Congress took place in Banff, Alberta, Canada, in the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Although surrounded by wilderness, and some of the world's most beautiful scenery, Banff is a thriving town with all amenities. The Banff Centre, with up-to-date conference facilities and meeting rooms, is also an artists' retreat, and has a fully equipped paper studio. Best of all, the well-appointed accommodation was only a few steps from all the Congress activities.

Location

The Banff Centre for the Arts
http://www.banffcentre.ca/

Convenor

Elizabeth Crammond
ecrammond@look.ca

16. Congress in Jeonju

Korea

2004

Event Dates

The congress took place from May 03, 2004 until May 08, 2004.

Description

Pan Asia Paper Museum, Jeonju: www.papermuseum.co.kr
Jeonju City: www.jeonju.go.kr
Korean National Tourism Organization: www.visitkorea.or.kr

Location

Jeonju Congress Center

Convenor

Mr. JIN Dong-Kyu

15. Congress in Geneva

Switzerland

2003

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 04, 2003 until August 08, 2003.

Location

Collège et Ecole de Commerce André-Chavanne, Geneva
www.edu.ge.ch/po/chavanne

Convenor

Elisabeth Jobin
elisa.jobin@bluewin.ch

15. Congress in Chicago, Illinois

United States

2002

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 01, 2002 until August 05, 2002.

Location

Columbia College Chicago, Center for the Book & Paper Arts
www.bookandpaper.org 

Convenor

Bill Drendel
bookandpaper@colum.edu

14. congress in Duszniki Zdrój

Poland

2001

Event Dates

The congress took place from August 02, 2001 until August 08, 2001.

Location

Muzeum Papiernictwa Duszniki Zdrój (Southern Poland, near Wroclaw) 
biuro@muzpap.pl
www.muzpap.pl

Convenor

Joachim Tschacher

13. Congress in Sarteano

Italy

2000

Event Dates

The congress took place from July 29, 2000 until August 05, 2000.

Location

Abbazia di Spineto, Sarteano

Convenor

Luciano Pandiani and Marilisa Cuccia
pandianiuno@alice.it