Click HERE for a complete list of scheduled presenters.
The Furniture Society is proud to present the FS15 Symposium at the American Tobacco Historic District (ATC) in Durham, NC June 25th - 27th.
The Symposium kicks off on Thursday evening with dinner and a Durham Bulls Game. At the same time, across the street in the American Tobacco Amphitheater, The Gravy Boys will be performing as part of the Back Porch Music on the Lawn, a free concert series at American Tobacco.
Friday, June 26th, is the official start of FS15. It boasts an array of talented presenters including Craig Nutt, Brian Boggs, Ashley Eriksmoen, and Paul Sasso just to name a few. That evening, ShopBot will host attendees for a BBQ and an open house at their facilities.
Join us on Saturday, June 27th, for another full day lectures and presentations. Later that evening, mingle at a reception celebrating our HOME exhibition displaying a curated selection of members’ work in the Crowe Gallery at ATC. Plans are in the works for another raffle and silent auction as part of the Saturday evening magic.
The Furniture Society has plenty in store for an unforgettable weekend with us in Durham, our new HOME. Don't miss it!
See the full schedule below as well as links to register.
- FS15 Home
- Schedule / Program Grid
- Presenters / Program Detail
- Where to Stay
- Silent Auction
- About American Tobacco
- About Durham
Friday--the official start of FS15--boasts an array of talented presenters including Craig Nutt (CERF+), Brian Boggs, Ashley Eriksmoen, and Paul Sasso just to name a few. That evening, ShopBot will show attendees a good time... let's just say it includes CNC, BBQ and an obstacle course!
Join us on Saturday for more programming during the day, and later that evening, mingle with the Furniture Society at a reception celebrating our HOME exhibition on display in the Crowe Gallery.
Plans are in the works for another raffle and silent auction as part of the Saturday evening magic, so stay tuned for more details.
Are you getting a sense for all of the fun that's in store for you? We hope so because outside of our rock 'em sock 'em programming, the ATC is bustling with lots to do and lots to see! The FS15 planning committee will have plenty in store for you to spend an unforgettable weekend with us in Durham, our new HOME. Don't miss it!
|Thursday Evening Kickoff Party - 6pm, game starts at 7pm Enjoy a Durham Bulls baseball game vs. the Toldedo Mud Hens. The party will take place on a private party deck along with a delectable buffet and libations. Join us from 6pm - 10pm. Game starts 7:05pm.||Friday Evening ShopBot BBQ - 5pm Be ShopBot’s guest as they open their doors to FS members only with walking tours of their facility, a BBQ, and fun activities planned that include CNC sample projects and an obstacle course! Free shuttle service to/from ATC is included.||Saturday Evening HOME Exhibition Reception & Silent Auction - 5pm Hosted by the Furniture Society with help from Rockler at American Tobacco’s Crowe Gallery. Open to the Public|
Registration is now open!
You must be a member to purchase a pass, except for the a la carte pass. Join here!
Durham Marriott City Center Use this link to book using the special rate for The Furniture Society 2015 Symposium ($130 per night). Note: Event start date: 6/25/15 Event end date: 6/28/15 Last day to book and get special rate: 6/1/15
There are several other hotels within walking distance:
21c Museum Hotels Durham 118 W Parrish St Durham, NC
Durham Hotel Opening the first week of June. 919 757-9614
Or use this link to Trip Advisor to find even more options.
One of the elements of the 2015 Symposium in Durham, NC, will be a silent auction. In the past, our auctions have been extremely successful raising significant money for the Furniture Society. This year, the auction will be open to the general public as well as members, and we expect to have good traffic. We are soliciting donations for the auction. Keep in mind that, this year, not only will you be supporting the Furniture Society, but you could be finding potential customers, so carefully consider what you might be able to contribute.
If you wish to contribute, please email Kathy Sharp and give her an idea of what you might be able to do.
If you will not be attending the symposium, but would still like to contribute, we will be accepting mail at the FS office in Durham after June 1. Once again, contact Kathy Sharp for details.
The American Tobacco Historic District (ATC) has gained national attention as a model for reusing historical buildings and helped jump-start a larger revitalization of a city that had suffered since the decline of its tobacco industry.
ATC encompasses more than a million square feet of office space where more than 4,000 people work, many of them at the innovative startups and creative industries for which the elegantly converted factories are best known.
More than a million people visited the district last year to see a Durham Bulls game, eat at one of its restaurants, hear music in its courtyard or attend other events.
Durham Performing Arts Center www.dpacnc.com
Durham Chamber of Commerce www.durhamchamber.org
Durham NC – where great things happen www.durham-nc.com
Carolina Theatre www.carolinatheatre.org
Durham Magazine www.durhammag.com
American Dance Festival www.americandancefestival.org
North Carolina Public Radio www.wunc.org
The Nasher Museum of Art www.nasher.duke.edu
Sarah P. Duke Gardens www.gardens.duke.edu