All Types of Classes on Any Day
As we started in 2022, any type of class can be taught on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. Previously we limited Saturday and Sunday classes as "models only" and Monday classes as "lectures and techniques only". We now allow and encourage any type of class to be taught on any day.
Class Ticketing Adding/Dropping
Class ticketing has now gone entirely online. As in years past, you will request classes in advance via the website and classes will be assigned based on your requests and your priority number (which is based on when you registered, among other things), but now, after classes have been assigned, you'll be able to add or drop classes from your schedule right up until class time (subject, of course, to class size limits). See the Ticketing page for details..
There are no meals provided at the hotel—no boxed breakfasts, lunches or banquets. This helps to keep costs down and NYC has so many wonderful restaurants at many price points, you're sure to find something to enjoy nearby. You can request a refrigerator in your room at the hotel when you check in ($25 for your entire stay, based on availability). There are also nearby supermarkets, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
The Model Menu is optional. We will have tables available for you to place a sample of the model you plan to teach and a tent card to label it. Please note the Model Menu area will not be under constant supervision, but will still be in the hospitality room. Please be sure to check the box on your teaching form if you will be picking up your model.
We’ve pared down the Survival Kit. When you register you will get a tote bag, name tag, pen, and a pack of 6" kami. Need some 10" kami? Foil paper? Stop by the Information Desk for a few sheets. Need more? Stop by the Source to buy some! Teachers, please note that if you need 10" kami or American foil (10" or 6") for your class, please put in a request when you sign up to teach. The paper you request will be waiting for you at The Source.
TAROS (The Amazing Race Origami Style)
Based on the popular TV show The Amazing Race, TAROS is a fast-paced game where teams of three work together to complete origami tasks at 12 stations. All teams will be “racing” at the same time, however, teams should only be concerned with running their own race. Once all teams visit all 12 stations, the game ends and the most successful teams will be determined.
Folders of all levels are welcome and encouraged to join. TAROS is a great way to meet people at Convention 2023. You don't need to register in advance, but see details here. Participants will meet in Hospitality (3rd floor, New York Ballroom) at 8:00 pm on Friday.
Late Night Folding
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to have a formal location for very late night folding (after midnight). However, you can certainly continue to fold in hotel rooms or the lobby.