Setup will be on Thursday September 8th and demonstrations will be held on Friday, September 9 through September 11. You will need to demonstrate at least twice and will have the option to specify your preference if desired though we cannot guarantee a particular slot until the demonstrator schedule is finalized. Full details will be provided in the course of your acceptance.
Please review the demonstrator guidelines before submitting a proposal form.
Note: due to the large number of demonstrators and presenters, PTN does not normally offer honoraria or support for travel expenses. Exceptions may be made under rare and unusual circumstances, and require a letter explaining the need and justification for the requested support which must be submitted at the same time as the demonstration proposal. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the event organizers.
Demonstrators should have a strong background in the traditional building trades, as well as the ability to convey their techniques and skills in a way that highlights the diversity, vitality and relevance of the traditional trades and contributes to their understanding and practice. The IPTW is an interdisciplinary event designed to attract participants of many backgrounds, ages and skill levels including tradespeople, allied disciplines, students and interested members of the public.
The primary purpose of the International Preservation Trades Workshop and other PTN events and workshops is to provide a venue for "hands on" demonstrations and sharing of trades knowledge, skills and practice. Traditional conference type sessions on related topics are also welcome, but the main emphasis is on actual demonstrations, or in some instances on-going project work at a specific conference site or venue.
Demonstrators may not use their sessions specifically as a vehicle for marketing proprietary products or services.
Demonstrations and presentations typically take place in 90-minute concurrent sessions. Each session is generally repeated 2 times during the 2-day conference period to allow the maximum number of people to attend.
Proposals will be evaluated by the event organizers using the following criteria:
Presenters are required to complete the Demonstration Proposal Form by clicking the button below, including the following information:
The Preservation Trades Network reserves the right to edit session titles and descriptions for clarity and marketability. Selection of demonstrators and presenters is subject to the decision of the event organizing group and not all proposals will be accepted. You will receive an immediate notification via e-mail that your proposal has been received, and you will be contacted by the event organizers regarding the status of your proposal. Use the button below to enter and send your Demonstration Proposal Form via e-mail.
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