Overview

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Set sail for the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and the city of Chicago! Get ready for a weekend of origami fun at the Chicago OrigamiUSA Convention (COcon) 2022, April 1–3, 2022. Make Chicago your kind of folding town! Please send any questions about COcon to cocon [at] origamiusa.org.

Chicago

We will be at the newly-renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Magnificent Mile, a great location just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue, aka Mag Mile, and surrounded by restaurants and shopping.

Details:

  • OrigamiUSA membership is not required.
  • Registration is limited to the first 150 folders! There will be a wait list once we are full.
  • A "No-frills" convention: no bags, no T-shirt, no convention book.
  • BYOS (Bring Your Own Stuff).
  • We will provide a Welcome Kit with one package of kami paper.
  • No special guest folders (everyone is a special guest!)
  • Two full days of classes from beginner to complex on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow folders in a banquet-hall-sized community folding room.
  • All-night folding Friday and Saturday in the community room.
  • Special origami exhibit (Free to the public Sat/Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm).

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Key Dates

  • January 10 — Registration opens for Chicago-area residents.
  • January 10 — Teaching submissions open.
  • January 24 — Registration opens for everyone.
  • February 15 — COcon Value Deal price increases to $180.
  • March 13 — Teaching submissions close.
  • March 15 — COcon Value Deal price increases to $190.
  • April 1 — COcon begins!

Prices

We have a COcon Value package that includes 2 days of classes, Saturday buffet dinner, and a welcome kit for a bargain of $170! More details on the registration page.

Hotel

The convention will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Magnificent Mile with a fantastic low room rate of $149/night.

Vaccination

All participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19, must provide proof of vaccination as part of registration, and must bring their proof of vaccination to the event. Further details are on the registration page.

Travel Details

Via air or land, here's how to get to Chicago.

Sales

We are excited to have America's Origami Shop at COcon if you want to shop for books and paper.

Day-to-Day Overview

For an hourly breakdown visit the Hours page.

Friday, April 1

Friday night begins with registration at 7:00 pm, Exhibition setup, and community folding and socializing.

Saturday, April 2

Saturday is the first day of classes. Registration begins at 8:30 am; classes run from 10:00am–5:00pm. Saturday night is a buffet dinner. Exhibition will be open all day long, with community folding into the night.

Sunday, April 3

Sunday is the second day of classes. Registration begins at 8:30 am; classes run from 10:00am–5:00pm. Exhibition will be open until 5:00 pm; the community folding room will be open until 11:45 pm.