Conspire: Collaboration, Cooperation 

and Collections

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

January 13-14, 2017

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Hosts: Florida State University, University of Florida and Ringling College of Art and Design

Florida State University will co-host the 2017 CBAA Annual Meeting with University of Florida and Ringling College of Art and Design on January 13-14, 2017. FSU is home to Small Craft Advisory Press.


Building on the mission of Small Craft Advisory Press, FSU, Tallahassee, Florida, the conference theme will focus on various types of collaborations in the book arts. The program consists of tours, exhibitions, panels, roundtables, and a keynote event to inspire collaboration among attendees. The keynote event is CoLab, facilitated by Bess de Farber of University of Florida. The workshop is a variation of her Collaborating with Strangers Workshops (CoLAB) of the CoLAB Planning SeriesĀ®. Having ready access to those who may have diverse skills but common goals within any environment is often an elusive dream. CoLAB Workshops expose the hidden assets of groups of individuals from a number of participants in a relatively short timeframe.

EXHIBITS:  The Members Show will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts FSU and will be juried by Katie McCormick, Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives, FSU, and Eileen Wallace, Lecturer, Printmaking and Book Arts, Lamar Dodd School of Art. There will be additional book related exhibitions at Strozier Library and the WJB Gallery. 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS:  The CBAA Annual Meeting encourages interaction between members as well as practical discussions of the goals of the organization. All CBAA Committees will hold their respective meetings and all members are encouraged to participate.

TOURS and DISCUSSION SESSIONS:  There will be a tour of Small Craft Advisory Press, located at the Facility for Arts Research, as well as a tour of regionally specific materials in the Strozier Special Collections on campus that will culminate in small discussion sessions highlighting the collection.


Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown, at 316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32312, phone (850) 422-0071. See direct link below for rate of $129 a night for single or double room. A block of rooms has been reserved for 1/12/17 through 1/15/2017. This rate is reserved until December 29, 2016. There is no additional charge for parking at the hotel.

Reservation Link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1603118764&key=FDF41C4

GETTING TO FSU: The hotel is walking distance to campus. Walking is the easiest option. If needed, the hotel lends bicycles, and has a shuttle. On-campus parking requires a parking permit issued from FSU Transportation and Parking Services.

TRAVEL:  The closest airport is Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH). The Four Points Sheraton has an airport shuttle, to request please call (850) 422-0071. Taxis and Uber are also available.



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