Thursday, June 20, 2019


9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome to FS19 Groundwork! A few opening remarks from the Furniture Society and Milwaukee Intitute of Art & Design’s President, Jeff Morin.

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Opening Keynote: “All Together Now”

9:30 am - 10:30 am

In 1997 the Furniture Society held its first conference, in Purchase, New York. One of the attendees was Glenn Adamson, then a young graduate student. The following year, in San Francisco, he gave his first public lecture at the Furniture Society’s conference in San Francisco. His first published writing was in the Society’s journal, Furniture […]

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Slide Wars

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

A Furniture Society Production Presents… SLIDE WARS Returns This is your opportunity to share your work Thursday, June 20th 6:30 – 7:45 Your work will be projected on a giant screen and you will be encouraged to narrate your thoughts and aspirations about your work. Everyone attending the conference can participate! + Directions: Email up […]

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Announcements & Greater Good Project Presentation

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Tim McCollow of HOME GR/OWN and Shannon Molter of the Milwaukee Art Museum Teen Programs discuss how the Craft for a Greater Good project will be impacting the Milwaukee community.

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Social Justice Roundtable

9:30 am - 10:30 am

How can we use our unique skills to build a more just society and attend to the needs of our diverse greater community? Moderated by Krisann Rehbein, this panel discussion includes: Mario Costantini, Sarah Marriage, Norman Teague. They share a desire to apply their experience in the woodworking and furniture field to advance the careers […]

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Award of Distinction Luncheon

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Award of Distinction program was instituted in 2001 and is presented to an individual or institution recognized as having had a profound impact on the field. The 2019 Award of Distinction will be presented to Tom Loeser during this luncheon ceremony. See this page for more information on Mr. Loeser and his award. Please […]

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Final Night Dinner and Dance Party

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Our farewell event. Let’s end this conference with a celebration! Dinner is served from 6:30-7:30 and the DJ will take us to dance town from 8:00-10:30. Don’t forget to enjoy an artisinal popsicle on the riverwalk (weather permitting).

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