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FABA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 20-22, Gainesville, Florida

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A quick guide to all you need to know for this year's FABA Annual Conference!

Our Demonstrators

More then just workshops and classes

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Charity Scrap Bucket 
Challenge

It's simple! Donate some money ($10 minimum) and select your steel from the scrap bucket then make the best piece you can. On Sunday at 11am the hotel staff will judge all entries and select the winner. All donations will be given to a charity of the winner's choice!


Skill level: Any
Register: Registration Tent (#1)

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Item Exchange: Something Musical

A smith creates a piece based on their interpretation of the theme and brings it to the conference.  On Saturday evening before the auction, everyone who brought an item will draw the name of another.  The name that you draw is the piece that you take home!


Skill level: Any
Register: Banquet Hall

Gallery

Showcasing the best metal artwork from across the state! Bring one or more items to the gallery to share!  Items are judged by attendees and awarded prize money for People’s Choice. 

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Register: Banquet Hall 

Preregister your piece now!

register now!
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Iron in the Hat

Have scraps or interesting items laying around your shop?  Bring them to the conference for Iron in the Hat.  Tickets will be sold for items to be raffled on Saturday, Nov 5th from noon to 1 pm.  Bring a 24-case of bottled water for 3 free tickets.  Limit 3 cases per individual.

Skill Level: N/A
Location: Tent TBA

Register: Registration Tent (#1)

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Chairman's Challenge:
Florida: Forest & Fauna

We are asking each district or sub-district to create a piece as a team.  This can be as large or small as you would like. A panel of outside judges will judge the pieces based on the criteria below. Awards will be handed out at the banquet. Please consider donating your items to the auction.  We hope to see submissions from each part of the state!  This is a great project to work on at a monthly meeting.

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Live & Silent 
Auction

Proceeds from the auction not only support the conference, but also FABA throughout the year.  To be successful, we need auction items!  If you have an item you plan to bring, please let us know. The live and silent auction will take place on Saturday evening, October 21st immediately following the annual banquet.

Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Register: Banquet Hall 
Preregister your item now!

register now!
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