OrigamiUSA organizes and manages the largest origami convention in the world: the OrigamiUSA Annual Convention, which takes place each year in New York City, toward the end of June (usually the last full weekend). In addition, we create and manage other regional and special-purpose conventions less often; see below for details.

Some of our online conventions have recordings available for purchase.

Upcoming Events

OrigamiUSA Annual Convention

Convention

OrigamiUSA's Annual Convention is traditionally held in New York City toward the end of 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.

In 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic, the Annual Convention was held online. Details are here (2020) and here (2021).

In 2022, we returned to getting together in person and returned to Manhattan, with a Convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. It was a rousing success, and 2023 will be at the same location, June 23–26, 2023. Further details will be posted in early 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the Convention Committee at convention-info [at] origamiusa.org.

FoldFest

FoldFest is an international online OrigamiUSA event that seeks to connect folders from around the globe over 25 consecutive hours. Past FoldFest events include:

World Origami Days

Beginning in 2020, OrigamiUSA has celebrated World Origami Days with 19 days of online classes.

Gather and Fold/Origami Café

In 2021, OrigamiUSA introduced Gather and Fold, an informal folding event held in Gather.town. In 2022, Gather and Fold became Origami Café, an always-open, free-to-all room in Gather.town.

Regional Conventions

For many years we have held secondary conventions in other parts of the country.

Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference (PCOC)

The Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference (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.

  • PCOC 2021 was cancelled due to COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
  • The next PCOC will be Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference 2023, October 26–30, in San Francisco, California. Details will be posted in early 2023.

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.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 South is still open, as are even-numbered years), please contact the Convention Committee at convention-info [at] origamiusa.org.

Chicago OrigamiUSA Convention (COcon)

The Chicago OrigamiUSA Convention (COcon) is OrigamiUSA's first new Regional Convention, originally planned for 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eventually held in the Windy City in Fall 2022. We hope to have more in the future!

Special Conventions

OrigamiUSA has sponsored several conventions in the past on an irregular basis:

If you are interested in organizing such a conference, please contact the Convention Committee at convention-info [at] origamiusa.org.

Past Annual Conventions

OrigamiUSA's Annual Convention is the largest origami convention in the world, held every year in New York City. See past Annual Conventions at the links below.

Past PCOC Conventions

OrigamiUSA sponsors the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention (PCOC) at various locations along the West Coast of North America in odd-numbered years in the fall. See past PCOC conventions at the links below.

Convention Registration Hosting

We have also hosted online registration for several conventions organized by other groups (for which we request a small percentage of fees to cover costs of credit card processing, etc.)