Friday, June 8, 2018
About the Conference
The conference will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, Texas. The day includes workshops led by noted binders and book experts, a lunch presentation by Priscilla Spitler, and the opening of an exhibition featuring proposals to bind the Doves Press Apocrypha. The selected proposals for Apocrypha, volume IV, from The English Bible Containing the Old Testament & the New and the binders' finished examples will be exhibited in The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries from June 8 through July 13, 2018. The winners of the Eighth Helen Warren DeGolyer Award for American Bookbinding and other prizes will be announced at the exhibition opening reception.
A conference fee of $40 includes the welcome continental breakfast, one morning and one afternoon workshop, lunch and presentation, and exhibition opening reception. Bridwell Library and the workshop presenters will provide tools and materials. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own basic tools such as bonefolders, scissors, awls, etc.
Please note that class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot reserve your place in a class without having received full payment. Registration is online via the registration form and will be open April 2–May 31, 2018. The conference registration cancellation deadline is May 31, 2018. If you wish, you may designate a substitute to take your place.
Lodging: The hotels listed below are near the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus and usually offer discounted rates to SMU visitors. Be sure to ask for the special SMU rate when you book your reservation.
Magnolia Dallas Park Cities
Doubletree Dallas Campbell Centre
Location: The conference is held on the SMU campus at Bridwell Library and Prothro Hall at Perkins School of Theology. For event times and locations please refer to the Schedule of Events and a campus map.
Parking: Parking permits are $5. Please check the box on the registration form. The permit, a map, and parking instructions will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
Special Accommodations: Please contact Bridwell Library at (214) 768-3483 in advance if you have special needs.
Contact: For more information please call the Bridwell Library Administrative Assistant at (214) 768-3483.