Please keep the following in mind when planning your registration…
- All meal events can be purchased a la carte for Economy Package Registrants or for guests.
- Meal events are NOT included in the Economy registration package.
- All meals EXCEPT the Fundraising Dinner and Auction are included in the Full registration package.
- Fundraising Dinner and Auction tickets must be purchased separately for all guests AND registrants.
A casual Continental Breakfast will be served in the Tacoma Convention Center Ballroom AB, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00am – 8:30am, and Saturday 7:00am – 9:00am, and is included in the Full Package conference registration fee.
FOR ECONOMY PACKAGE AND GUESTS: $18 per day advance, $20 onsite. NO BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY
Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast
7:00am–9:00am, Saturday, April 13, 2013
Tacoma Convention Center Ballroom AB
Behind every sponsorship is an individual who believes in SAMA’s mission of educating, promoting, and inspiring excellence in mosaic fine art. Sponsor support helps make our annual conference possible, so let’s gather to meet, greet, and thank our supporters– including many friends, business colleagues, and fellow SAMA members. It’s a great networking opportunity.
Soup/Salad/Sandwich Buffet Lunches
11:30am – 1:30pm, Wednesday, Thursday
12:00 Noon – 1:00pm,Friday and Saturday
Tacoma Convention Center Ballroom AB
While there are a few dining options available around the Convention Center and Hotel Murano, they may not be convenient in inclement weather. To make your conference experience a bit easier, we have planned casual lunch buffets each day so you can refuel and get back to being inspired! Lunches are included this year in the Full Summit Package registration fee and will include a Soup and Salad Bar with a selection of Sandwich choices that will change each day (including vegetarian options).
FOR ECONOMY PACKAGE AND GUESTS:$22 per day advance, $28 onsite.
Welcome Mixer and Mosaic Art Salon Auction
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tacoma Convention Center
7:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Mixer; 8:30pm Mosaic Art Salon Auction
Conference attendees will gather to catch their breath after two days of workshops and meet up with friends just arriving for the full conference program. Delicious reception fare and beverages will be served with cash bar. The mixer will then flow into the Mosaic Art Salon Auction event. Click HERE for more information on participating in the auction. This event is included in the Full Summit Package.
FOR ECONOMY PACKAGE AND GUESTS:Welcome Mixer $30 advance / $45 onsite.
TO OBTAIN SPACE IN AUCTION, ADD MOSAIC ART SALON PARTICIPATION FEE to your Registration: $30
Mosaic Arts International 2013 Artist Reception
6:30pm–9:00pm, Friday, April 12, 2013
Museum of Glass
This private reception for SAMA members and guests is a unique opportunity to view Mosaic Arts International 2013 as well as view the collection of glass art at the Museum of Glass. Generous tasty edibles and cash bar available. This event is included in the Full Summit Package.
FOR ECONOMY PACKAGE AND GUESTS: $55 advance / $75 onsite
Have a Ball (for SAMA)
Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Hotel Murano, Venice Ballroom
7:00pm Dinner and Auction
9:00pm-12:00pm DJ and Cash Bar (this time period is open to all attendees)
This event is optional for all attendees and open to guests: tickets must be added to your registration separately
$95 per person
$175 per couple (one registered attendee and companion)
$850 per table of 10
SAMA’s first ever fund raising dinner and dance has been created to help SAMA through some tough financial times and to enable planning for the future. This January and February, planning is underway in two separate (unnamed!) cities in the USA to confirm initial plans for the 2014 and 2015 conference/exhibitions. SAMA is incredibly lucky have MAI and conference planning happening so far in advance, but funds are needed to make venue and other deposits so far in advance of any registration money from its members.
The Murano Hotel’s chefs are considered some of the best in Tacoma. There is no question that the Murano is the best catering facility in the city; its chefs have created a hotel restaurant that is rated on Trip Advisor as the 3rd best in the city, no mean feat for a hotel dining room, and they’re pulling out all the stops for our special meal. Just by eating good food you’ll be making future conferences possible. To whet your appetite, here are some menu details:
Have a Ball (for SAMA) Menu
Murano Blue Salad: mixed greens, grapes, blue cheese, almonds, and blueberry vinaigrette and a basket filled with a variety of breads.
2nd course, served with roasted red potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables:
Your choice of one of the following:
- Wild Salmon with a saffron cream sauce garnished with fried leeks
- Chicken Cordon Bleu stuffed with apricots, prosciutto, and blue cheese
- New York Steak with wild morel mushroom demi-glaze sauce
- Butternut squash ravioli with sage cream
We will contact those who have purchased tickets in March for your entree selection.
Chocolate and Berry Mousse Tower: layers of chocolate and berry mousse topped with a raspberry gelee. Served with Starbucks coffee and teas
SAMA will also offer free iced tea and sodas during the meal
While your stomach is being satisfied with this lovely meal, SAMA will offer for auction some incredible travel and educational experiences as well as mosaic art donated by some very generous members. Next month, we will announce the list of incredible opportunities that will be up for auction (donations are still being accepted!)
Afterwards, David Leu, a very personable DJ and owner of Leu Jam Entertainment, will play nearly four hours of dancing music for your pleasure. The dancing is free to all conference attendees and spouses.
Co-chairs Kelley Knickerbocker and Richard Davis invite you to join them in celebrating what we hope will be the best and most satisfying SAMA conference ever and provide for the future great conferences!
Group tables should be purchased by one registered attendee who will enter all meal selections for guests and will be provided all tickets for the table in their registration neck wallet upon on-site check-in. All group tables will be acknowledged on SAMA’s FB page with a photo from the event!
At the conclusion of the dinner/auction, the ballroom and Cash Bar will be open to all conference attendees for dancing into the night to lively DJ music!