Special events have been organized as part of the conference program or to coincide with the conference dates.

Studio visits

Thursday 14 February - the day before the conference begins - several glass artists resident in the Whanganui area will open their studios to visitors.   These are great opportunities to meet hosts in their 'natural environment' and see their studios and artistry first hand.


BEach furnace

Castlecliff Beach will be the backdrop for another iteration of a centuries-old tradition; use of a wood-fired furnace for glass-making.  Created by Sui Jackson (Australia) and Torsten Rötzsch (Gemany) this will be a great warm-up for the closing party.