Conventions

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.

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're planning on a return to getting together in person and a return to Manhattan, with a Convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. More details will be forthcoming for this.

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

Gather and Fold

In 2021, OrigamiUSA introduced Gather and Fold, an informal folding event held in Gather.town.

FoldFest

In 2021, OrigamiUSA inaugurated the first FoldFest: a 24-hour series of online classes and lectures.

World Origami Days

In 2020, OrigamiUSA celebrated World Origami Days 2020 with 19 days of online classes. Due to the COVID-inspired cancellation of PCOC 2021 (and building on the success of WOD 2020), OrigamiUSA will celebrate World Origami Days 2021 with 19 days of online classes as well.

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 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
  • The next PCOC will be Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference 2023, in San Francisco, California.

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, now planned to be held in the Windy City in Spring 2022.

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.)