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SLMM has been proud to offer annual conferences each year, until the pandemic. Since then, we’ve held regular virtual meetings to connect members, both regionally and nationally, while we reconsider our options.

As we discuss returning to in-person gatherings, we also hear concerns about travel and the continued risk of exposure to illness. The SLMM Board welcomes any ideas and volunteers who might be interested in working with our National Exhibition and Conference Committee to move forward, while continuing our excellent virtual groups.

2019 National Conference:

Meet Me in St Louis......


St Louis, Missouri

October 8-11, 2019


Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of the 2019 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri — all of those who attended came away inspired, informed and connected!

2018 National Conference


Tacoma, Washington

August 23-26, 2018


The annual national SLMM conference is an important event as it provides us with the opportunity to connect with our fellow SLMM members, to renew old friendships and make new ones. This year’s conference did not disappoint. Held at the Hotel Murano, downtown and within walking distance to wonderful art and architecture, the venue houses its own collection of glass works which are exhibited on each floor and in the lobby.

2017 National Conference:

Enchanting Layers in New Mexico


Albuquerque, New Mexico

September 20-23, 2017


Wednesday through Saturday were days filled with wonderful activities. On Wednesday SLMMers gathered from far and wide to honor our founder, Mary Carroll Nelson, and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of our organization. Please check out the links below for more images from the conference as well as information, thoughts, and reflection.

2016 National Conference:

...nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning


Asheville, North Carolina

September 28 - October 2, 2016


What a fantastic time we had in Asheville! This year's four-day conference had it all, including the unveiling of the newest SLMM book, "Unique Insights". Check out the links below for images, info, and more.

2015 National Conference


San Francisco, California

September 23-27, 2015


We had a rich and rewarding conference with sunny and warm weather the whole time. Those of us who were on the planning committee were very happy with how things went and so pleased to host those members who came. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make the conference a big success! Please see the links below for images from the conference, and check out the Fall 2015 Newsletter for additional information, thoughts, and reflection.

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2014 National Conference:

There's No Place Like Home


Hays, Kansas

October 1-5, 2014


The 5 day National Conference featured speakers, workshops, tours, and studio visits. The Dual National Exhibitions were hosted at the Hays Arts Center, Hays Kansas from August 22nd – October 5th. See the September 2014 Newsletter for more on the exhibitions.

2013 National Conference:

Nature in Transition


Atlanta, Georgia

September 21 - November 21, 2013


The 2013 National Conference included in all member exhibition at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Atlanta, GA.

Past National Conferences

2012 (October) Taos, NM, 30th Anniversary Celebration 


2011 (October) Albuquerque, NM, Annual Board Meeting


2010 (September) Austin, TX


2009 (July) Los Angeles, CA


2008 (April) Fort Myers, FL

2007 (July) Albuquerque, NM, 25th Anniversary Celebration

2006 (October) Lexington, KY

There is a $500 Travel Grant to attend a SLMM National Conference open to all SLMM Members. Click for more details.

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