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42nd Annual Symposium (October 18 to 20, 2024) Hamilton: A City Rediscovered

  • 18 Oct 2024
  • 9:30 AM
  • 20 Oct 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Hamilton, Ontario

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Join CSDA/CCAD for our 42nd Annual Symposium, "Hamilton: A City Rediscovered," from October 18-20, 2024. Dive into a carefully curated agenda designed for decorative arts enthusiasts, featuring VIP access to exclusive venues, behind-the-scenes studio tours, and expert-led presentations and excursions. We've even got a panel discussion with the creators and participants of the popular series, Blown Away, a thrilling glassblowing competition filmed in Hamilton, Ontario! Whether you can attend the full weekend or just a day, our flexible à la carte rates allow you to customize your Symposium experience. And our Virtual Package ensures you can participate from anywhere. Connect with artists, learn from experts, and network with fellow arts lovers in an inspiring environment. This Symposium is your opportunity for growth, connection, and creativity! #CSDAinHamilton


REGISTRATION OPTIONS*:

* Non-Members: If you'd like to benefit from a special discount on your Premium Registration package, consider becoming a CSDA/CCAD Member. Learn more about our Member benefits.

A/B Premium Packages:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MEMBERS: IN ORDER TO ACCESS MEMBER RATES, YOU MUST USE THE EMAIL ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP WHEN REGISTERING.

Cost on or before September 6, 2024 (Early Bird Offer! Receive $50 off your registration - Premium packages only):

A. CSDA/CCAD Members - $400

B. Ornamentum subscribers and Non-members - $475


Cost after September 6, 2024: 

A. CSDA/CCAD Members - $450

B. Ornamentum subscribers and Non-members - $525


The A/B Premium Packages offer the full Symposium experience:

Friday, October 18, 2024:

  • 5 Guided Tours (Hamilton Craft Studios, Smokestack Studios, The Cotton Factory,  Dundurn Castle, Whitehern Historic House&Garden)
  • 1 Masterclass (Decoration, Pattern & Memory, with Carolyn Samko)
  • Welcome reception, including refreshments (Dundurn Coach House)
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from Symposium venues via coach bus (Note: Members are responsible for transportation to and from Hamilton from their home)

Saturday, October 19, 2024:

  • Marian Bradshaw lecture: Mark Osbaldeston, Unbuilt Hamilton
  • 1 Masterclass (The Art of Restoration, with Walter Furlan)
  • 1 Meet the Designer session (Challenging Definitions of Luxury: Indigenous Fashion as Holistic Luxury, with Angela DeMontigny)
  • Panel Presentation: Heating up Hamilton: Reflections on Blown Away, the popular glassblowing competition filmed in Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday, October 20, 2024

  • 1 Guided architectural walking tour (Gems of Victorian Hamilton, with Bill King)
  • 1 District tour (Ottawa Street)
  • 1 Meet the Artist session + artist studio tour (Amy Bowles)
  • 1 Tour of a Private Collection - Details forthcoming!
  • Transportation to and from Symposium venues (Note: Members are responsible for transportation to and from Hamilton from their home)

PACKAGE C. Daily Rate - Friday, October 18, 2024 ONLY - $150

  • 5 Guided Tours (Hamilton Craft Studios, Smokestack Studios, The Cotton Factory,  Dundurn Castle, Whitehern Historic House&Garden)
  • 1 Masterclass (Decoration, Pattern & Memory, with Carolyn Samko)
  • Welcome reception, including refreshments (Dundurn Coach House)
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from Symposium venues via coach bus (Note: Members are responsible for transportation to and from Hamilton from their home)

PACKAGE D. Daily Rate - Saturday, October 19, 2024 ONLY - $150

  • Marian Bradshaw lecture: Mark Osbaldeston, Unbuilt Hamilton
  • 1 Masterclass (The Art of Restoration, with Walter Furlan)
  • 1 Meet the Designer session (Challenging Definitions of Luxury: Indigenous Fashion as Holistic Luxury, with Angela DeMontigny)
  • Panel Presentation: Heating up Hamilton: Reflections on Blown Away, the popular glassblowing competition filmed in Hamilton, Ontario

PACKAGE E. Daily Rate - Sunday, October 20, 2024 ONLY - $150

  • 1 Guided architectural walking tour (Gems of Victorian Hamilton, with Bill King)
  • 1 District tour (Ottawa Street)
  • 1 Meet the Artist session + artist studio tour (Amy Bowles)
  • 1 Tour of a Private Collection - Details forthcoming!
  • Transportation to and from Symposium venues (Note: Members are responsible for transportation to and from Hamilton from their home.)

    PACKAGE F. Virtual Package (ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM) - Saturday, October 19, 2024 - $40

    • Marian Bradshaw lecture: Mark Osbaldeston, Unbuilt Hamilton
    • Masterclass (The Art of Restoration, with Walter Furlan)
    • Meet the Designer session (Challenging Definitions of Luxury: Indigenous Fashion as Holistic Luxury, with Angela DeMontigny)
    • Panel Presentation: Heating up Hamilton: Reflections on Blown Away, the popular glassblowing competition filmed in Hamilton, Ontario
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Symposium content will NOT be recorded. Only those who participate in-person and online live (*available for Saturday sessions only) will have access to the content.

    Additional charges:

    - Saturday, October 19, 2024 - Dinner at The Apartment, located on the second floor of Aberdeen Tavern - +$130 (optional) - Includes appetizers, starter of choice, entrée of choice, dessert, coffee/tea, wine/beer. Note: Limited seating available - book early to avoid disappointment.

    - Accommodation: Homewood Suites by Hilton (40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3).

    CSDA/CCAD has negotiated preferred rates for Symposium participants wishing to stay overnight at this hotel.

    Reservations include a complimentary hot breakfast served each morning in The Lodge dining room. Breakfast is served Monday-Friday, from 6:30- 9:30 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday, breakfast is available from 7-10 a.m. 

    All rooms are equipped with a kitchen and a sofa that pulls out to a queen size bed. 

    Reserve a room online now with our preferred member rate or contact Darlene at 905-667-5005 for questions about booking your room with Homewood Suites.

    Rooms & Rates*

    • 1 King Bed Studio $164.00/night

    • 2 Queen Beds Suite $199.00/night

    • Self-parking is $15.00/night.

    • The hotel has 4 electric vehicle charging stations on site - daily rate is $15.00/day + .38 cents per kWh

    ROOM CANCELLATION: Homewood Suites by Hilton offers free room cancellations if cancellation is made prior to 11:59 pm on October 15, 2024.

    EARLY BIRD OFFER: Register for a Premium Package (Member or Non-Member) on or before Friday, September 6, 2024 and receive $50 off your registration!
    CSDA/CCAD CANCELLATION POLICY: Before September 11, 2024, CSDA/CCAD will reimburse registrations less a $75 administrative fee. No reimbursements will be issued for either registration or dinner after September 11, 2024. Refunds will not be provided for individuals who do not attend. Substitutes are welcome. *Limited to a maximum of 10 registrations. Registrations are non-transferable.

    Agenda subject to change without notice.



    The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
    of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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