ASGS Symposium 2022


Third times the charm they say!


On behalf of myself and the 2022 Symposium Committee I would like to invite you to the 65th Annual Symposium and Exhibition of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society in beautiful Sarasota Florida!

After a crazy two years we as people and as a society need to relax, reconnect, let loose, learn and perhaps blow off a little steam. What better way to do this than to plan on attending the 65th annual symposium? We will once again be returning to the fully renovated Lido Beach Resort on the sunny Gulf coast of Sarasota Florida. I can not think of a better place to kickstart our society and ourselves! The hotel is stunning, it’s right on the beach, has a tiki bar, two pools, a tiki bar, hot tubs, private beach access, a tiki bar, and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

All the rooms have been recently re-done and updated, all have kitchenettes and most have pool or ocean views. The rooms will be $139 per night and the resort fee is waved. The Symposium dates are July 18-21st, 2022 and the room rate will be honoured three days before and after the Symposium. Book here for our special rates, or use code ASGS072022! The resort has a free shuttle bus to take you to St. Armands Circle where there are a wide range of shops, bars and fantastic restaurants. The circle also is within walking distance (roughly a mile) should you wish to stretch out your legs after an afternoon at the Tiki Bar!

Please consider bringing the whole family. The resort can keep the kids busy for days and should you wish a little more than sun, sand, and salt there is plenty to see and do in the area. The MOTE aquarium is a wonderful spot for ocean education and research, or the Ringling Brothers Museum is an architectural gem and has fascinating miniatures as well as a fabulous art collection. Also of note, just south of Lido Beach is Siesta Key, one of America’s best beaches.

We are planning on a packed program which will both be entertaining and educational. We are planning a beach party with live music and drinks, two fun nights of exhibits and ample food, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, posters and papers as well as the banquet. All events will take place up on the newly renovated 8th floor with 180 degree panoramic Gulf views.

If you or anyone you know has something to contribute please feel free to contact me or a member of the Committee. Please plan on attending, it sure will not be a symposium to be missed!

The Joseph S. Gregar Junior Member Seminar application period has ended, and the Seminar is full!

Click HERE to apply for the Allan B. Brown Glassblowing Seminars – Now open to all Member Types!

See you at the beach!

Philip Legge
2022 Symposium Chair