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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, 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.

OrigamiUSA Annual 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. 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]

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:

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] (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]

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]

Conventions Around The World

Many of our fellow origami societies organize conventions in countries around the world. Check out our listings of where they are held and what they offer, then go check our calendar to find out when the next one is scheduled.

If you are a Convention organizer and would like to have your convention described in detail in our listings, please fill out this form and send it to Ilan Garibi at garibiilan [at]

Convention Archives

Wondering what a convention looks like? Check out our archives of past conventions.