October 3–7, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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The Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference for 2013 will be held at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in beautiful Albuquerque, NM, the weekend of October 3–7, 2013.


Photo credit: Ron Behrmann

Come and join us in the charming and historic Albuquerque, New Mexico. Enjoy a world-class experience in the great American Southwest.

Albuquerque is New Mexico's largest city with a population of over 500,000. It straddles the Rio Grande at the foot of the Sandia Mountains and is blessed with dramatic scenery and 310 days of sunshine each year. Its fascinating mix of Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures affords the visitor a wonderful variety of visual and performing arts, and cuisines. Come visit and experience for yourselves the wonders of this 300 year old modern city.

One of the most exciting things about this date and location is that it's the first weekend of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and the hotel is close to the field; you can see the sky filled with balloons from the hotel! It's also very close to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, with 280+ arts, crafts, and food vendors. Our room rate ($150 for single through quad) is a real bargain for Balloon Fiesta weekend, and the rooms are very large. The hotel is atrium style, with lots of meeting space, including adequate break-out rooms.

We have posted hotel reservation information. The hotel is now sold out but contact Patty Grodner, origamimommy [at] mac.com, for waitlist information.

PCOC 2013 welcomes our Special Guests: Beth Johnson, Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander, Sok Song, Yuri and Katrin Shumakov!