WELCOME TO THE GLASS CRAFT & BEAD EXPO FAMILY!


REGISTRATION OPENS THURSDAY 12/8/22 10AM PST

We will be celebrating our 27th-year March 29 - April 2, 2023 at the Southpoint convention center in Las Vegas. Heralded as one of the most professional, family orientated, educational art glass and bead trade events in the US; this event has it all… and with thousands in attendance each year, there is good cause for celebrating. The team at LVM has spent the last 2 and a half decades refining a screening and selection method that brings with it the newest trending methods in hot, warm and cold glass specialty classes instructed by the very best hand-picked experts from all over the world. Taking a class is an experience of a lifetime.

The ‘open to the public’ expo hall hardly falls short of spectacular to any hobbyist and comes with it all the right materials for the professional as well. Also, do not miss the Crown jewel event of industry competition; the “Gallery of Excellence”. Studded with the most amazing art from both professional and amateur categories highlighting all facets of this industry. Get excited… its Art that you can vote for. We all look forward to taking a class, attending torch demos, walking the show floor and seeing all the smiling faces and warm hearts that attend each and every year. It truly is the glass industry’s favorite Vegas vacation!

Show books are not being made for GCBE 2023. The class list will be available to explore on the website. Also make sure you follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter list to receive show updates.



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2023 CLASS REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION OPENS THURSDAY 12/8/22 10AM PST

Please email support@lvmanagement.com for questions or assistance.

You must create ONE registration PER person registering for classes and/or wholesale buyer. This means if you are in a group of two (or more) people, each person MUST create an individual registration account and submit a class/wholesale buyer registration request. Same credit cards may be used. However, each individual must register with a different email address.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR A CLASS/WHOLESALE BUYER BADGE UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

Cancellation and change policy:
Cancellations received prior to January 19 will be refunded less a 25% handling fee.
Class registration changes that result in a credit will be credited less a 10% handling fee.
No refunds or changes will be allowed after 12:01 AM January 20th, 2023.
All refunds will be processed within 10 days after the conclusion of the show, April 2, 2023

THANK YOU TO OUR ADVERTISERS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!





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2023 SHOW SCHEDULE

The 2023 show dates are March 29 - April 2, 2023. Classes begin March 29 - April 2, 2023. The show floor opens to the public for exhibits March 31 - April 2, 2023.

Show Floor Schedule:
FRI. 3/31 9AM - 6PM
SAT. 4/1 9AM - 6PM
SUN. 4/2 9AM - 3PM

Quick Reference Time Schedule

All times displayed below are in Pacific Daylight Time and subject to change.

  • March 29

    Wednesday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Evening Classes
    (5:00PM - 9:30PM)

     
     

     
     

  • March 30

    Thursday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Evening Classes
    (5:00PM - 9:30PM)

     
     

     
     

  • March 31

    Friday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

    Exhibit Hall Open
    (9:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Demos on Stage
    (TBD)

    Evening Classes
    (5:00PM - 9:30PM)

  • April 1

    Saturday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 6:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

    Exhibit Hall Open
    (9:00AM - 6:00PM)

    Demos on Stage
    (TBD)

    Glass Cutting Contest
    (TBD)

  • April 2

    Sunday

    Registration Desks Open
    (7:30AM - 3:00PM)

    Classes
    (8:00AM - 4:00PM)

    Exhibit Hall Open
    (10:00AM - 3:00PM)

    Demo on Stage
    (TBD)

    Expo Closes
    (3:00PM)



2023 LIVE DEMO SCHEDULE

Demo Schedule Coming Soon...

* Food & Beverage available for purchase at multiple locations

* Program, Events, and Schedule are subject to change.

* All classes, events & exhibits are at South Point Hotel and Casino.



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2023 CLASSES

REGISTRATION OPENS THURSDAY 12/8/22 10AM PST


Visit the 2023 Glass Craft and Bead Expo full class list to see all the amazing classes we are hosting this year!


View Class List

Sign Up For Classes

2023 EXHIBITORS

Our show floor is always completely packed with some of the best glass industry exhibitors around the country. Keep checking back for details on all the exhibitors for the GCBE 2023. Interested in a booth? Email support@lvmanagement.com


View Show Floor Printable Floor Plan

2023 Exhibitor Info & Documents

Booth Contract Bead Bazaar Contract Terms & Conditions, Rules & Reg.
Boro Beads

2023 WHOLESALE BUYERS

REGISTRATION DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!


You must create ONE registration PER person registering for a wholesale buyer badge. This means if you are in a group of two (or more) people, each person MUST create an individual registration account and submit a wholesale buyer badge registration request. Same credit cards may be used. However, each individual must register with a different email address.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR A WHOLESALE BUYER BADGE UNLESS YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

There is a $13 USD fee for this badge type payable at registration checkout.
This fee is waived with the purchase of any class.

When you log into registration make sure to select the check box for wholesale buyer registration at the bottom of the Attendee Information page. Continue through the rest of the registration process until payment and confirmation is complete.


2023 INSTRUCTORS

REGISTRATION DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!

Check out the 2023 Glass Craft and Bead Expo full instructor list to see all the talented people we have this year! Get ready to have fun in your favorite glass craft and learn something new by some of the best instructors in the world!


2023 Instructor List
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2023 GCBE SPONSORS

Sponsors play a huge role in the success of our annual show. Many of our sponsors have continuously returned to support the show in a variety of ways.

This year we want to recognize our Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship levels and also recognize each and everyone business or group that helps us deliver America's favorite and largest glass and bead expo!

Please check back often.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

Show / Class Supporters (Alphabetically Listed)

Thank you to everyone listed below for your contributions to the classrooms. We couldn't do it without your help.

ABR Imagery
Amaco
Art Clay World USA
Austin Thin Films
Bethlehem Burners
Bullseye Glass
Canfield Technologies
Carlisle Machine Works
Coatings by Sandberg
Covington Engineering
Cress Manufacturing
D&L Art Glass Supply
Ed Hoy's International
Evenheat Kilns
Frantz Art Glass & Supply
Gemini Saw
Glass Alchemy
Glastar Corporation
His Glassworks
Hoevel Manufacturing
Inland Craft Products
Jen Ken Kilns
Kokomo Opalescent Glass
Millefiori Magic
Morton Glass Works
No Days Adhesives
Nortel Manufacturing
Oceanside Glass & Tile
Pacific Art Glass
Paragon Kilns
Rayzist Photomask
Slumpy's
Stellar Technical
Techniglass
The Glass Resort LLC
Unique Glass Colors
Venture Tape
Wissmach Glass Company
Youghiogheny Glass

If you have contributed to the classrooms and your company name is not listed above, please contact Jen at 800-217-4527 so that she may list your company name and give you the proper recognition that you deserve.

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GALLERY OF EXCELLENCE 2023 ANNUAL ART COMPETITION

Entry sign-ups will be available shortly after class registration opens.
(1 free entry w/ class sign ups)

More Details Coming Soon

Sponsored by: Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art and The Flow magazines

The Gallery of Excellence is open to everyone! Submit your art for a chance to win prizes and have your art featured on the GCBE Show Floor. All skill levels from beginning crafters to studio artists are encouraged to enter. All entry forms must be submitted by Sunday March 12th, 2023, to be considered for the Gallery of Excellence. With the growing number of entries, no entries will be accepted after that date.

Below is the categories of glass art that can be submitted into the Gallery Of Excellence

*Each category will have both a Professional and Amateur division

1. Beads & Jewelry
2. Blown & Flame Worked
3. Cold Working
4. Fused/Cast/Kiln Worked
5. Mosaic
6. Stained Glass
To learn more about how to get your glass art into the Gallery of Excellence, make sure to check out the Official Gallery of Excellence Rules & Regulations below.









Congratulations to all the winners of the Gallery of Excellence 2022 Annual Art Competition sponsored by Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Art, and The Flow magazines. View the winners of the 2022 Gallery of Excellence below. You can also view all the talented winners from some of the previous years of GCBE.




View Past Gallery of Excellence Winners


2023 HOTEL/TRAVEL INFO

HOTEL INFORMATION

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa


  • Hotel
    Hotel Logo
  • Address
    9777 Las Vegas Blvd South
    Las Vegas, NV 89183
  • Contact
    Hotel: (702) 796 7111
    Reservations: (866) 791-7626

Getting to the South Point

From the South (California): Head North on Interstate 15 to Exit 31 (Silverado Ranch Boulevard). As you exit, stay right and make your first right into the parking area for South Point. The South Point is located at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

From the North (Utah, the Las Vegas Strip and downtown): Head South on Interstate 15 to Exit 31 (Silverado Ranch Boulevard). As you exit, stay in the middle exit lane and turn left, make your first right into the parking area for South Point.

From the East (Arizona): Exit Interstate 40 at US 93 and proceed North. Cross bridge into Nevada and remain on US 93 North until exiting at Interstate 215 West. Take Exit 7 and turn left onto Eastern Avenue South. Turn right onto Silverado Ranch Blvd. Proceed to Las Vegas Boulevard South.

From the West (Northern Nevada/CA): Head South on US 95 and exit onto Interstate 15 South. Exit 31 (Silverado Ranch Boulevard). As you exit, stay in the middle exit lane and turn left, make your first right into the parking area for South Point

From the Rental Car Terminal at McCarran Airport: Head South on Gilespie St. toward E. Warm Springs Rd. Turn right on E. Warm Springs Rd. Then turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd. South Point Hotel & Conference Center is on the right hand side of the road at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

From the Rental Car Terminal at McCarran Airport: Head South on Gilespie St. toward E. Warm Springs Rd. Turn right on E. Warm Springs Rd. Then turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd. South Point Hotel & Conference Center is on the right hand side of the road at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Uber and Lyft: These companies operate in the Las Vegas Valley.


Hotel Registration

GCBE 2023 Hotel Details

HOTEL GROUP CODE RESERVATION DEADLINE MARCH 2ND, 2023

In 2023, you will be making the hotel reservation directly with the South Point Hotel! To get the discounted Glass Craft & Bead Expo rate of $100 per room per night + 13% tax (subject to change) weekdays and $160 per room per night + 13% tax (subject to change) weekends, and to receive the discounted Resort Fee (normally $21 per night, our rate is $17 per night), you must book online or by phone using these directions:

Online, click this link bookhotel.glasscraftexpo.com for the hotel registration site. After you enter your arrival and departure dates, you will go to the next page that shows the Glass Craft & Bead Event logo and confirms both the group rate and that the resort fee is discounted. You will see the “average” rate for your stay (averaged out over all nights) in the right corner, below that you can also view a price breakdown per night before you select and move on in the registration. Once completed, you will be charged one night room and tax and receive your hotel confirmation number. Booking through our website link or using the group code calling in to the hotel gives you the resort fee discount. If you book with the hotel through a special offer or with an on line service, you will have to pay the full $21.00 plus tax per night resort fee! However, please note that your computer confirmation will show the full resort fee details, although you will be charged the discount resort fee rate upon checkout.

By phone, call 866-791-7626 and use the group code GLA2023 to get the same rates and discounted resort fee. The South Point will charge your credit card for one night room and hotel tax (currently 13% but subject to change) and you will receive your hotel confirmation number.

You must make all changes and cancels over the phone at 866-791-7626.


Book Hotel 866-791-7626 GROUP CODE: GLA2023

Things to do in Las Vegas

Activities Near the South Point Hotel

The South Point Hotel & Conference Center offers numerous dining and entertainment options and attendees may find many other restaurants, shops and recreational opportunities all within a short taxi ride of the property. Of course, the sights and sounds of the famed Las Vegas Strip are just a few miles north on Las Vegas Boulevard. But if you prefer to venture out from "home," then consider some of these alternatives:

ENTERTAINMENT: There's a good reason why Las Vegas is called the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Since its Rat Pack days, Las Vegas has been inextricably associated with legendary shows and entertainers.

Say "Las Vegas" and it's likely that showgirls in elaborate headdresses and Elvis impersonators will come to mind. Today, the Las Vegas entertainment scene still has plenty of its classic glamour, but it has evolved to include so much more. In addition to the iconic Las Vegas entertainment staples, the destination offers a lineup of award-winning magicians, Broadway-caliber productions, world-renowned concert headliners and unique-to-Las Vegas production shows. For more information please visit visitlasvegas.com.

SHOPPING: If you want it, Vegas has it. From designer splurges to bargain deals, Las Vegas has become a one-stop shopping Mecca. Everything from colorful souvenir shops to haute couture boutiques can be found in retail centers along the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding areas.

You won't be alone in your shopping endeavors. More than half of the nearly 39 million visitors who visit Las Vegas each year spent time shopping, according to the 2006 Las Vegas Visitor Profile Study. Las Vegas shoppers spent an average of $140.86 per trip, the study reports, more than twice as much as on sightseeing and show tickets combined. For more information please visit visitlasvegas.com.

NIGHTLIFE: In 1930, Frank Detra took a chance and opened Pair O' Dice, Las Vegas' first nightclub. Located on what was then known as the new highway to Los Angeles (today, we call it the Las Vegas Strip), the club was open only at night.

In addition to bands and jazz performers, the Pair O' Dice served Italian food. Most notably, the establishment had a history of closing and re-opening because it sported gaming tables before the city had legalized gaming and served alcohol during Prohibition.

Nine years later, the Pair O' Dice was sold to police captain and commander of the vice squad Guy McAfee who renamed it the 91 Club. The nightlife scene changes frequently so please visit visitlasvegas.com for more information.

GOLF: Las Vegas is no longer golf's best-kept secret. In fact, Las Vegas recently was named the top emerging golf destination in the world by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

From exquisite championship courses designed by legends of the sport to lush fairways and breathtaking views - golf is just another reason the destination attracted 39.2 million visitors in 2007.

Today, more than 60 golf courses are available for play in Las Vegas throughout the year thanks to the area's inviting climate. Las Vegas offers challenging, yet beautifully sculpted courses developed by world-renowned designers including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer and Pete Dye. For more information about golfing in Las Vegas, please visit visitlasvegas.com.

2023 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

  When is the 2023 Glass Show Expo?

  Where does the show take place?

  What is the cost to attend the show floor?

  Are there any discounts on Expo tickets?

HOTEL

  Can I make my hotel registrations directly with the South Point Hotel & Conference Center?

  When will my credit card get charged for the 1st night room & tax deposit in order to guarantee my hotel room?

  Does the cost of the hotel room include show tickets?

  Does the hotel have an airport shuttle?

CLASSES

  When is the "book" (the 2023 catalog) coming out?

  How can I order the "book" (the 2023 catalog) online?

  Can I register for classes and use my credit card for my spouse or friends registration?

  I did not receive my entrance badge in the mail. What should I do?

  If I received my entrance badge in the mail, do I still have to register when I get there?

  Can I get a refund if I have to cancel my class registration?

  Can I sign up for classes when I get to the hotel?

  Has my name moved up on the wait list for a class?

  How can I tell if a class is available or sold out?

  How do I get on a wait list for a sold out class?

  What type of payments do you accept for class registration?

EXHIBIT HALL

  What is the cost to enter the expo hall?

  Do I have to pre-register just to attend the Expo?

  Can we buy tickets in advance?

  How do I get my wholesale buyer badge?

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • OUR TEAM

    CONTACT US

     Phone: 1-800-217-4527

     Las Vegas Management
    3663 East Sunset Rd. Suite #509
    Las Vegas, NV 89120

    QUESTIONS OR ISSUES?

    EMAIL

    EXHIBITOR INFORMATION:

    EMAIL

    INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS INFORMATION:

    EMAIL




2023 INSTRUCTOR CLASS SUBMISSIONS

Glass Craft & Bead Expo is now accepting class proposals for March 29 - April 2 2023. We are seeking instructors that will teach new and innovative classes in all forms of glass art, except furnace work. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2022. Please go to www.glasscraftexpoteachers.com and log in if you have submitted online previously, or create an account if you have not submitted in the past.



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