Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ISS08 Event Statistics

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


  1. "I'll be watching this blog develop as I am interested in seeing and hearing about the conference.
    Thanks for setting this up. (by the way- who are you?)"

  2. Hi Glennis. Thnx for your comment. We're the official blog of the WSN. There will be various authors from the CA office. Just filtering noise from the org & news from Yoshiko, placing it here for others to glean. PS. The comments section & verification seem to work fine. Just tested it. Thanks for heads up.

  3. I have finally returned to my travel logs in NZ and sat down to watch the video brought back from Yoshiko in Lyons. I wander back to my thoughts on the ISS08- it was an upbeat tour all the way and inspiring to meet and experience the wonderful talents and research shared by many who came together in France. An excellent way to broaden understanding of the communities of textile arts in the French environment.Look forward to the next one.