Ever wonder what should happen to ensure a successful convention? Here I will try to describe what we, in ORIGAMISRAEL, did, to organize a convention from scratch. It is the result of my experience from organizing four and participating in 15 conventions around the world.
Just when I decided to attend the Ultimate Origami Convention, I received an invitation to be one of the Guests of Honor. From end to start, I present to you my report and a conclusion – is it indeed the ultimate origami convention?
A personal account of the 5th OrigaMIT Convention, November 2015. Although a single day convention, it has all the key elements of a weekend long convention! And, you have time left for sightseeing, making it a well rounded experience.
OASIS is a new origami group, and its second convention was the first to include Francesco Mancini, well known for his puzzles on The Fold. This was the first convention for him as a guest of honor. Read his report to understand how a convention is done in the Israeli way.
The fifth chapter in my ongoing coverage of CDO conventions is a special one, as I was one of the special guests this time. This report is more on the personal note, from my preparations, to the flight back.
Japan is a must for every Origamist out there. With JOAS celebrating 20 conventions, Yamaguchi-san 70 birthdays, and I am soon to be 50, is there a better time to check off a Japanese convention from my wish list?
The sixth International Meeting of Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education was truly the best place to expand your fields of interest around origami, even into art, design and philosophy. Here is my own experience at that conference.
This is my first convention as a guest of honor. With around 35 guests, placed in the heart of Krakow, the convention is like a family-gathering. The organizers, the Burczyks, focused the convention on the topic "Origami is Art."
Where else can you meet a bee keeper's family, a paper painter/banker, a robotics expert, a math professor, and a brilliant child (aged 14) named Stephano, all with the same passion except at the same hotel, in a small town in Italy...
An expanded version of a 5OSME convention commentary that appears in the Winter 2011 issue of The Paper, pp 18-19. Many more interesting experiences and color photos that could not be included in The Paper version due to limited space.