Next summer Haystack celebrates its 10th Annual Summer Conference

Our lineup of presenters and topics will be announced in 2017.

Haystack’s annual Summer Conference focuses on thinking-through-craft and features presenters who come from a variety of creative disciplines — art, design, architecture, writing, science, and more. Craft is a place where innovation and tradition, skill and intuition, exist together. Whether making a mobile oven for baking bread, rethinking a museum collection, programming machines that can print objects, or choosing to work in vernacular tradition, the very definition and scope of craft is constantly shifting.

Haystack’s Summer Conference is intimate in scale and allows ample time for informal conversations with presenters and attendees. Conference presenters give talks and either lead discussion groups or studio based workshops that provide a way of exploring ideas through materials.

The workshops and discussions are repeated so that attendees can take part in multiple activities.

Everyone is welcome – no previous experience in any discipline, medium, or technique is required.

Over the past nine years, presenters and workshop leaders have included:

Tanya Aguiñiga
Sandra Alfoldy
Siemon Allen
Nora Atkinson
Dan Beachy-Quick
Paulus Berensohn
Christina Bertoni
John Bielenberg
Nancy Blum
Laura Brown
Rick Brown
Judith Burton
Akiko Busch
Kendall Buster
Robert Campbell
Jamie Carpenter
Alison Chase
Sonya Clark
Matthew Crawford
Erik Demaine
Martin Demaine
Andrea Dezö
Charles Garoian
Neil Gershenfeld
Saul Griffith
Sabrina Gschwandtner
Diana Guerrero-Maciá
Meredith Hall
Del Harrow
Molly Hatch
Laura Hosaluk
Michael Hosaluk
Peter Houk
Tim Ingold
Jeanne Jaffe
Ole Jensen
Daniel Johnston
 
Jamie Johnston
Tom Joyce
Maira Kalman
Janet Koplos
Jack Lenor Larsen
Liz Lerman
Faythe Levine
Ellen Lupton
Lydia Matthews
David McFadden
John McQueen
Nathalie Miebach
Michael Moore
Stephen Nachmanovitch
Arturo O’Farrill
Michael O’Malley
Jeanne Quinn
Ronald Rael
Rowland Ricketts
Brian Rotman
Paul Sacaridiz
Judith Schaechter
Warren Seelig
Ezra Shales
Pradeep Sharma
Jenni Sorkin
Kim R. Stafford
Michael Strand
Susan S. Szenasy
Jeanine Thompson
Jacob Tonski
Matthew Trimble
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Anne J. Wilson
Frank Wilson
Joe Wood
Lily Yeh
Amit Zoran