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OrigamiUSA organizes and manages the largest origami convention in the world: the OrigamiUSA Annual Convention, which takes place each year in New York City, usually the last full weekend in June. In addition, we create and manage other regional and special-purpose conventions less often; see below for details.
OrigamiUSA Annual Convention
OrigamiUSA's Annual Convention is traditionally held in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology the last full weekend in June. It starts on Friday evening with an open house so everyone can get acquainted, see the model menu, and plan their weekend. Saturday and Sunday have classes teaching models, and Monday has lectures and classes on techniques, etc. The next Annual Convention will be:
You must be a current member of OrigamiUSA to attend the convention. Forms will be mailed to OrigamiUSA members and available on the web around the beginning of May. If you have any questions, please contact the Convention Committee at convention-info [at] origamiusa [dot] org.
PCOC and Regional Conventions
For many years we have held secondary conventions in other parts of the country. The Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention (PCOC) has been held at various locations along the West Coast of North America in concert with a local organizing group in the host city. PCOC takes place in odd-numbered years in the fall. The next PCOC will be in 2015, with the date and location to be announced sometime in 2014.
If you would be interested in hosting a future PCOC, please check out our PCOC guidelines (see below) and contact the PCOC Committee at pcoc [at] origamiusa [dot] org. (Please note: the guidelines document is a work in progress and subject to change.) If you would like to start up an OrigamiUSA convention in another part of the country (the Midwest is still open, as are even-numbered years), please contact the Convention Committee at convention-info [at] origamiusa [dot] org.
OrigamiUSA has sponsored several conventions in the past on an irregular basis:
- The 2nd Conference on Copyright in Origami in 2009 in New York City
- The 4th International Conference on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education in 2006 in Pasadena, CA
- The 3rd International Conference on Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education in 2001 in Monterey, CA
- The Conference on Origami in Education and Teaching (COET) in 1991 and 1995
If you are interested in organizing such a conference, please contact the Convention Committee at convention-info [at] origamiusa [dot] org.
Wondering what a convention looks like? Check out our Archives of past conventions.