2018 Convention Schedule

Brewster Kaleidoscope Society

2018 Annual Convention

The Peabody Hotel – Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Thursday May 10 – Sunday May 13, 2018

Registration fee includes all scheduled meals, events and talks.  Ticketed classes extra.

Schedule updated May 8.  Times and Events may change. Please check back for more details to be added.

All activities are in the Peabody Grand Ballroom listed as J on the hotel map.  Salons ABCDEF are part of the Peabody Grand Ballroom.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration sign-in (Ballroom Foyer) 参加登録

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Artist showroom set-up (Salons A and B) アーティスト搬入

Ticketed Classes

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Marc Tickle Demonstration “Floating Spheres” (Salon D)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Steve Kittelson “Polarized Scope” (Salon E)

4:30 PM Light Dinner for Artists and Retailers (Salons A and B)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Retailer/Artist Session (Salons A and B)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Collector Event (Club Bar/Hollander)

                    -Hosted by Michael and Joanne Barndt

Friday, May 11, 2018 

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM – Opening Meeting (Salon C)

9:20 AM – 12:00 N – Unveiling (Salon C) 新作発表

12:00 NOON – LUNCH BUFFET – All convention registrants

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Showroom Open to Brewster Society Members (Salons A-B)

Ticketed Classes

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marc Tickle “BKS Hourglass Grande” (Salon D)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sue Rioux “Lil P” (Salon E)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Judith Paul “Dichroic Daze” (Salon F)


1:30 – 2:30 PM Dr. Michael Lewitt – “Staying Healthy, Dying Young Late in Life” (Salon C)

3:00 – 4:30 PM Mary Theresa Boll – “Planning Future BKS Conventions” (Salon C) (Session 1) This workshop will cover the tools you will need to propose future convention sites for the BKS, how to develop a convention committee, how to find a site and many convention planning details.  There will be homework and a 2nd working session on Sunday. 

Friday 8:00-10:00 PM

Evening Event: Kaleidoscope Stadium (Salon C)


Saturday, May 12, 2018 

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Showroom open to public (Salons A, B)

Ticketed Classes:

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Sue Rioux “Lil P” (Salon D)

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Marc Tickle Demonstration “Floating Spheres” (Salon E)

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon David Kalish “Little Lighthouse” (Salon F)


9:00 – 10:15 AM Koji Yamami – “Raising Public Interest in Kaleidoscopes” (Salon C)

10:30 – 11:45 AM Mary Wills – “30 Years and Going Strong” (Salon C)

Ticketed Classes: 

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Steve Kittelson “Polarized Scope” (Salon D)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Scott Cole “Blue Suede Scope” (Salon E)

1:00 PM – Michael Barndt and Koji Yamami (Salon C) “Breakthrough Scopes: From the 1980’s Renaissance through the blossoming in Japan”

2:30 PM Panel Discussion “Evolving Images in Kaleidoscopes” (Salon C)

Panelists include Sherry Moser (Moderator), Marc Tickle, David Sugich 

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Banquet – The King’s Music (Skyway Ballroom)

Singin’ with the King – Elvis Presley

Saturday Night Convention Gala

Cocktails (Cash Bar) at 6, Dinner at 7

Join us on Saturday night, May 12, at the convention in Memphis for an evening of fun and music with Elvis, the king of rock n’ roll. Themed music, food, party favors and decorations will put you in the mood to sing and dance.

Come dressed as one of Elvis’s songs (Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Blue Hawaii, and dozens more) or as Elvis himself. There will be a costume contest!


Sunday, May 13, 2018 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM –  Annual Meeting/People’s choice Awards (Salon C)

11:30 – 4:00 PM – Showroom open to all! (Salons A-B)

Ticketed Classes

12:00 Noon – 3:30 PM Koji Yamami “Metallic Body Scope” (Salon D)


1:30 – 2:30 Mary Theresa Boll “Planning Future BKS Conventions” (Salon E) (Session 2)  Bring your homework, proposal, committee and questions to this working session to develop your BKS convention proposal.

Showroom clean-up and pack-up 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration Fee:

Regular Registration includes all scheduled meals, events and talks.  Ticketed classes extra.

BKS Convention Cancellation Policies:

Registration, Class, Table, Banquet, Flyer and all other Fees connected with registration: Full Refund less $50 cancellation fee per registration if canceled by April 15, 2018. No refunds for cancellations after April 15, 2018 or for no-shows. Processing fees will not be refunded.  No refunds on membership fees. Special circumstances may be considered by registrar upon written request at the time of cancellation if after the deadline. Refunds will be paid following the close of the convention by June 30, 2018. To cancel a registration please send an email to convention@brewstersociety.com .

BKSコンベンション キャンセル規定:  

convention@brewstersociety.com までメールでお願いします。


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