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Synergy4 Conference and Retreat Plus!

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All attendees will receive the following:

  • Welcome Reception
  • General Sessions
  • Breaks
  • Lunches
  • Gallery Access & Participation
  • Vendor Hall Access
  • Banquet Dinner & Live Auction

Conference attendees will have access to up to five breakout sessions or challenges.

Retreat Plus! will have generous workspace and access to the events and demos taking place in the Retreat Plus! Workroom.

Join the Retreat Plus! and Synergy4 Challenges Facebook Groups.

Prior to registration, please review the program and individual sessions in detail at:

Attendance at Synergy4 is a benefit of IPCA membership. If you are not a current member, please add a membership to your registration fees.

August 13th, 2017 7:00 PM   through   August 16th, 2017 10:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton, Philadelphia-Valley Forge
301 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406
United States

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Phone: 610-337-1200
Synergy4 Registration
Conference Fee $ 475.00
Retreat Plus! Fee $ 475.00
Individual Membership $ 35.00
Day Passes
Sunday Night Reception and Monday Conference $ 160.00
Sunday Night Reception $ 25.00
Tuesday Conference $ 150.00
Wednesday Conference and Banquet $ 180.00
Sunday Night Reception and Monday Retreat Plus! $ 160.00
Tuesday Retreat Plus! $ 150.00
Wednesday Retreat Plus! and Banquet $ 180.00
Individual Membership $ 35.00
Special Event Tickets for Guest & Traveling Companions
Evening Welcome Reception on August 13 $ 10.00
Banquet and Live Auction on August 16 $ 75.00
General Sessions
Monday AM: Into the Forest – Laura Tabakman, Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes
Monday PM: Polymer Clay Wunderkammer – Georg Dinkel
Tuesday AM: Magical Mokume Gane – Exploring the Universe of Possibilities – Ellen Prophater
Tuesday PM (1): Creativity Takes Courage – Loretta Lam
Tuesday PM (2): Introduction to Using the Silhouette Cameo and Curio Digital Cutters with Polymer Clay – Mags Bonham
Wednesday AM: The ABCs of Color: Learning the Language of Art – Maggie Maggio
Wednesday PM: Common Ground/Distinctive Voices – Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
Monday, August 14 Morning Session
Un-box your artistic process to extend your creativity – Anke Humpert
Collaborative Vision – Inspiration, Challenges and Trust – Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
Green Art: Polymer and the Environment Issue – Sage Bray
Pixel Me This…the Weird Science and Legends Behind Better Photos – syndee holt
Morning Challenge: Design – Christine Dumont
Monday, August 14 Afternoon Session
Environment as Inspiration, Inspiration into Art – Beth Wegener
It’s All About Horses – EvaMarie Tornstrom
Taking a Low Material High – Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Finishing – It Starts Before You Even Begin – Melanie West
Afternoon Challenge: Technique – Christine Dumont
Tuesday, August 15 Morning Session
WordPress Bootcamp for Artists – Barbara Forbes-Lyons
A Collaboration of Strengths: Polymer Clay Meets Metal – Bonnie Bishoff
Doreen and Donna’s Excellent Adventure – Doreen Gay Kassel and Donna Greenberg
Turning a New Leaf: Global Brooch Design Challenge – Lindly Haunani
Morning Challenge: Other – Christine Dumont
Tuesday, August 15 Afternoon Session
What About Teaching? – Ana Belchí
Exploring New Materials – Timeless Techniques – christi friesen
Session Moved
Adaptations – or – ‘Gliding Along the Silk Road, I tripped, fell and turned over a new leaf to discover a richer and fuller creative journey’ – Mari O’Dell
Afternoon Challenge: Design – Christine Dumont
Finishing – It Starts Before You Even Begin – Melanie West (Encore)
Wednesday, August 16 Morning Session
Polymer Jewelry Construction: Inside Out – Ann and Karen Mitchell
Creativity and Collaboration – Katrina Sarlin
The Etching Alternative – Linda Leach
Design Hierarchy – Loretta Lam
Morning Challenge: Technique – Christine Dumont