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Convention 2016

Convention

Convention 2016 will be held June 17–20, 2016, at St. John's University in Queens, New York. We hope you will join us! We're at a new location this year; please see the descriptive and registration pages from the menu on the left, especially At a Glance, What's New, and General information. If you still have questions, please contact us at convention-info [at] origamiusa.org, or call our office at 212-769-5635.

If you'd like to see the extraordinary exhibition held in conjunction with our convention, you can download this flyer for more information.

T-shirt

The complete convention experience includes:

  • Survival Kit with tote bag full of origami paper and other goodies
  • OrigamiUSA 2016 Origami Collection (book of diagrams)
  • OrigamiUSA 2016 T-shirt
  • Friday Open House
  • Saturday & Sunday classes
  • Sunday evening Oversize Folding Event
  • Monday classes and presentations
  • Monday night dinner

Annotated Maps of the Campus

Below are several annotated St. John’s University campus maps to help you find your way to the Convention’s key locations by walking, driving, commuting, or using the on-campus golf carts we’ll be providing to help those who prefer not to walk from one campus site to another.

Getting there by public transportation or car

Here is a map showing bus stops, the location of the parking garage, the entry gates, and the key locations for the Convention.

Getting around the campus

Here is a map showing the primary walking paths from the garage and the bus stops to key Convention locations and from one Convention location to another.

If you have accessibility issues

For those who prefer not to walk, we will be providing three 5-seater golf carts traveling regularly between the bus stops and the parking and convention areas. Here is a map showing the golf cart routes.

Housing registration

Here is a map identifying the locations and walking and driving routes for housing check-in.

Special Guests

Kade Chan

Kade Chan is a professional origami artist and product/graphic designer, graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Design (Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Industrial and Product Design). Born in 1993, he started folding paper in 2005, after he joined the Hong Kong Origami Society at the age of 12. Now Kade has more than 100 original origami designs and over 10 years experience on origami teaching, has organized more than 60 public events/exhibitions, and collaborated with many famous brands such as Berluti, L’Eau de Chloé and TOD’s.

He has received a great deal of recognition for his designs and has been the recipient of many international origami awards and honors. In addition, he was invited by the TEDx HKPolyU to be the guest speaker, sharing his creative design thinking process and origami techniques with the public.

Tomoko Fuse

Tomoko Fuse discovered origami at a hospital when she was 7 years old, and started creating soon after. In 1980, she became fascinated with shapes created with multiple sheets of paper, becoming a pioneer and making her known as the "Queen of Modular Origami."

True to the keyword "folding,” she focuses on shapes that make the creases stand out. In addition, she produces industrial designs involving Origami lamp shades and "Paper Container."

She has been the guest of honor at virtually every origami convention, has participated in exhibitions around the world, and has published over 100 books in five languages.