Welcome to your first Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference. This page will give you some information about what to expect. Please email pcoc-info [at] origamiusa.org if you have any questions.

Getting Ready

You will have a yellow First Timer ribbon attached to your name tag. This lets other conference goers, especially PCOC Pros (with blue ribbons on their name tags) know to be quick to answer questions and help you through the process.

Paper will be supplied, so just bring your folding tools (e.g. scissors, tweezers, ruler, glue) and any other items (e.g. notebook, pen). We’ll provide you with a box to store your models in.

Choosing Your Classes

Although you can register in-person at PCOC, we highly recommend that you register In advance of the conference with our online class selection process. Many classes will sell out prior to the conference. You will be able to request your classes online in the weeks before PCOC. Then your personalized class schedule will be available on this website well before PCOC at My PCOC. A hard copy of your schedule will be provided when you check in at registration.

For lots more information, please review the Classes page and its subsidiary pages.

In the Classrooms

The classes are not overly structured, but quiet attention and politeness are requested. Please be on time for classes, and please do not try to attend a class for which you have not registered, as you may be asked to leave.

It's a good idea to let the person sitting next to you know if you might have questions or need help. Teachers have a variety of styles and may present instructions differently from what you're used to. The conference community is good at helping make this a positive and successful experience.


The Information Desk in the Community Folding Room is staffed at all times. If you need help or have a question, ask anyone (we won’t bite) that is identified as Staff.

Remember that all teachers are volunteers. Please help them whenever you can. Here is a guide to classroom etiquette.

Check the Hours page for the hours of the Exhibition, Silent Auction, and Paper Tree, our fantastic paper vendor for PCOC.