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Get ready for another weekend of folding in the Windy City! COcon 2024 will be held March 8–10, 2024, and once again we will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Magnificent Mile. The hotel is conveniently located near many restaurants, shopping, and world-class museums, and is just a few blocks away from beautiful Lake Michigan. Please send any questions about COcon to cocon [at] origamiusa.org.

Chicago

Details:

  • Two full days of classes from beginner to complex on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Registration is limited to the first 125 folders! There will be a wait list once we are full.
  • There is a discount for OrigamiUSA members, but membership is not required.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow folders in the community folding room, which will remain open for late-night folding on Friday and Saturday.
  • Origami Exhibition and Sales (free to the public Sat/Sun).

Detailed information about all COcon 2024 activities, registration, teaching, etc., is listed in the COcon 2024 menu at the upper right. Every item (both boldface and unbolded) is a link to a page with further information.

Key Dates

  • January 8, 1:00 pm EST — Registration opens.
  • January 8, 1:00 pmFebruary 25, 1:00 pm EST — Registration for teaching classes.
  • February 15, 1:00 pm EST — Deadline for refund with cancellation.
  • March 4, 1:00 pm EST — CVD and Dinner no longer available.
  • March 5, 1:00 pm EST — Class schedule posted.
  • March 8, 3:00 pm CST — COcon begins!

Prices

We have a COcon Value Deal that includes 2 days of classes, Saturday buffet dinner, and a welcome kit for a bargain of $205 for OrigamiUSA members and $225 for non-members! 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 $155/night.

Travel Details

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

Sales

If you would like to sell items at COcon, please register as a vendor.

Day-to-Day Overview

For an hourly breakdown visit the Hours and Rooms page.

Friday, March 8

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

Saturday, March 9

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

Sunday, March 10

Sunday is the second day of classes. Check-in begins at 8:30 am; classes run from 10:00am–5:00pm. Exhibition will be open until 4:00 pm; the community folding room will be open until 11:45 pm.