The success of the OrigamiUSA Convention depends upon our volunteer teachers! If you teach at the Convention, you may be eligible for Priority Ticketing provided that you register for convention by May 25th and submit your teaching form by June 9th. Details of how Priority Ticketing works are here.

Remember that we must have the creators' permission to teach their designs, and that diagrams may be distributed only with permission from the diagrammer and creator.

If you have any questions, write to us, and mark your envelope Convention 2017 Teaching, or contact us at convention-teaching [at]

Register to Teach A Class

These forms are for those who know what they want to teach (at least approximately). If you don't know what you want to teach, take a look at what people are requesting, or for further ideas, please contact us at convention-teaching [at]

Teaching forms must be submitted by one week before the start of the convention, i.e., by Friday evening, June 16. The teaching registration form will be closed at that time.

The preliminary schedule will be uploaded the next day, preceded by an email announcement. After that time, modifications to the schedule will be made only to correct any errors.

Following this procedure will enable us to plan the class schedule carefully and accurately and to prepare all related materials necessary for the convention in a timely and orderly way.

Please note: you must register for convention (even if you are not taking classes) before you can sign up to teach.

  • Online registration for Convention Teaching is now closed.

Class Previews

When you register to teach a class, a description of your class will immediately appear on our class preview web pages. Within the teaching registration form you will have the option to upload a photo of your model, which will be shown on the class preview web page. Uploading a photograph is optional. Please do not delay telling us what you want to teach, even if you don't have a photo. It can be added later if you attach it to an email addressed to convention-teaching [at]

Once your teaching form is entered, the following fields will be shown on the class preview web page: Teacher Name, Model Name, Description, Level, Special Requirements (if any), and Image (the photo, if you submitted one).

See the class preview pages here:

  • Class preview pages are now closed.

Information for Teachers

If you are planning (or considering) teaching a class at convention, please read through the information below to help plan your class, its level, and to insure a smooth and successful activity.

On-Site Training for Teachers

There will be a Teaching Skills session, to highlight best practices for those volunteering to teach. It will be held in the Hospitality Area on Friday night. Check the Hours page for the scheduled time.