2017 Convention - Seminars
A wide variety of seminars and workshops that appeal to all
members of the Guild and their families will be presented during
Convention. Content can range from lectures to hands-on
construction, from simple to complex, from children's party
favors to advanced multi-break shell construction.
The PGI endeavors to channel the creative energies of talented
people into the design, production and display of high quality
pyrotechnics. We accomplish this by showing examples of members
work through competition, member-made display shells, the
All-Stars and offering members the opportunity to share their
knowledge through seminars.
An early version of the Schedule of Events and information
about pre-registration will be published in the July Bulletin.
The current Schedule will also appear in the Convention Program.
The latest revision will always be available here and update will
be posted as things change throughout Convention. Notice of
changes to the Schedule will be shared via e-mail, Facebook and
Most seminars and workshops are show up and enjoy there is need
to register. Be sure to arrive early as seating is first come,
first served. Early registration will be available for some
seminars and workshops that have a fee and/or limited class size.
No more than 1/2 of the available spots are available for
pre-registration. All remaining seats will be filled during
on-site registration on the 1st Saturday and Sunday of
Convention. Don't feel you're missing out if a few workshops fill
up, most are not limited in size and are FREE.
Pre-registration will open at 6:00 PM CDT, Friday July 21st and
run until midnight, Wednesday, July 26th. Check the Schedule to
see which seminars allow pre-registration. Want to pre-register?
with the name of each attendee and which seminar they wish to
attend, please include a contact number. If you're
pre-registered, you must come to seminar registration confirm
your registration and pay your fees. (Cash only and exact
Anyone planning to take the PGI DOC (Display Operators Course) is
HIGHLY encouraged to pre-register, all pre-registrations will be
honored (exception to the rule). You'll need to visit
seminar registration, pay your fee, get the workbook and read
it before the class on Wednesday.
Applications are being accepted from presenters for seminars
and workshops to be held at the 2017 Convention. Due to
publication deadlines, applications must be received and approved
prior to June 10th to be included in the July Bulletin.
Seminars are presentations given in a lecture type environment
with chairs for the audience and a table and chairs for the
lecturer, typically with a projector (bring your own computer)
and screen, microphone and speakers. Upon request, a whiteboard
or easel can be provided. Workshops place the audience at tables
with chairs participating in making something, usually involving
live material. Again, a projector and screen, microphone and
speakers, etc. are provided.
If you'd like to present at Convention,
please submit a Seminar Application. Be sure to clearly identify any live
material you will use and how much time you need for your
presentation and discussion, as well as any time you need for
setup and clean-up. All seminar applications will be reviewed by
and must be approved by the Safety Team.