The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute is hosting the 2011 Convention & Educational Symposium at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 3–7.
The keynote speaker is Gary Girdvainis, an internationally recognized editor of major magazines for the timekeeping or horology industry.
Aug. 4–5 will feature product demos and a two-day vendor trade fair to display the latest in horology products and services. Aug. 6 will be devoted to education with three classes for watchmakers and three classes for clockmakers. Continuing education credits will be given to those members who attend all three classes in their specialty.
The final event of the symposium is a swap meet on Aug. 7, which is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone can rent a display table for $25. Public admission is $10.
To attend either the symposium or the swap meet, register online.