A unique conference experience awaits you! Talks, workshops, poster sessions, break out sessions, and connections with colleagues will take place in a working artists community called Hot Shops.


Opening Reception

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed to the conference at a relaxed poster session and opening reception in the main gallery of Hot Shops. Hors d’oeurves and drinks will be served as you connect and reconnect with colleagues, discuss progress and explore the gallery. NIBLSE has engaged Hot Shops artists to produce special art pieces for conference participants.


Conference Space

A large loft in Hot Shops will serve as our primary conference meeting space. NIBLSE has contracted a technology company to ensure there will be ample band width for all presentation, technology and communication needs.

Hot Shops Artists

Two floors of studios and galleries are open for your exploration. Artists will be on-site and working. They are known for friendly interaction with visitors and often give demonstrations.Bring an extra suitcase.

Dinner at Hook & Lime

Conference attendees will be treated to a dinner at Hook & Lime, a casual restaurant located one block from the conference hotels and three blocks from Hot Shops.