Full conference tour: Provence 4 nights - Lyon 2 nts - Paris 5 nts
Oct 30 marked the first official day of activities in Provence. Some travelers arrived a day or two earlier to settle in and recupe after travel. In total, Provence welcomed 54 registrants from near and far (mostly far!). Areas visited in the south of France include: the region of Provence - Luberon - Apt, Goult, Aix-en-Provence, Lourmarin, Avignon, and the region of Languedoc-Roussillion - Nime, Tarascon, Lauris.
Next stop: Lyon. Depending on which tour package you were on, the Lyon leg started either Nov 2 or 3. Attendees enjoyed a number of auxiliary exhibitions throughout Lyon which featured ISS artists and other textile related artworks. Plenary sessions took place at the Universite Lumiere Lyon 2, 9:30-16:00. Total registrants = 125 ppl.
Final destination: Paris. This final leg began Nov 4 or 5, again depending which tour. Workshops & demonstrations were held on the 6+7 at Paris American Academy, our event partner. The 2-day symposium program (plenary & activities) was hosted at the musee du quai Branly, Nov 8-9; the public was offered tickets to the evening program on the 8th. Total registrants = 328ppl.
Countries represented: USA, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, France, UK, Ireland, Germany, Chile, Finland, China, Taiwan,Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Canada, Sweden, India, Mali, Argentina, Holland, Denmark.Total = 24 countries
For details (eg exhibitions, workshops, speakers, etc), check our ISS08 website