Welcome to the 2019 Santa Fe Symposium®!

We look forward to seeing you in 2018 at the 33rd annual Santa Fe Symposium®. Below is a sneak peek at this year’s schedule and events.

2019 Agenda (May 19–22)

Sunday

7:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
and Announcements
with Eddie Bell
8:30am Presentation
9:15am Presentation
10:00am Morning Break
10:30am Presentation
11:15am Presentation
Noon Lunch
1:30pm Presentation
2:15pm Presentation
3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Presentation
4:15pm Q&A Session
5:00pm Adjourn for the Day
6:30pm SBDA Reception
7:30pm SBDA Dinner

Monday

7:00am Continental Breakfast
8:15am Opening Remarks
and Announcements
with Eddie Bell
8:30am Presentation
9:15am Presentation
10:00am Morning Break
10:30am Presentation
11:15am Presentation
Noon Lunch
1:30pm Presentation
2:15pm Presentation
3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Presentation
4:15pm Q&A Session
5:00pm Adjourn for the Day
6:00pm Cocktails
6:30pm  Dinner

Tuesday

7:00am Continental Breakfast
8:15am Opening Remarks
and Announcements
with Eddie Bell
8:30am Presentation
9:15am Presentation
10:00am Morning Break
10:30am Presentation
11:15am Presentation
Noon Lunch
1:30pm Presentation
2:15pm Presentation
3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Presentation
4:15pm Q&A Session
5:00pm Adjourn for the Day
6:00pm Cocktails
6:30pm  Dinner

Wednesday

7:00am Continental Breakfast
8:15am Opening Remarks
and Announcements
with Eddie Bell
8:30am Presentation
9:15am Presentation
10:00am Morning Break
10:30am Presentation
11:15am Q&A Session
11:30am Speaker Awards
11:50am Drawing for $1,000 MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
Noon Adjourn the Symposium

When Will the Agenda Be Published?

Thank you for your interest in the Symposium's detailed agenda! How we organize the agenda is part of the secret sauce of Santa Fe Symposium®, and it can’t be done before all of the speaker papers are in and edited. The updated agenda is usually posted on santafesymposium.org between three to four weeks before the event.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you while planning for the event, and we greatly appreciate your patience.

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Visit our “Speakers” page for details on the presentations and the experts who will be presenting this year.

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Saul Bell Design Awards (SBDA) Gala

On the first night of the Symposium, you’re invited to attend the Saul Bell Design Award Gala—a dinner, awards presentation and celebration held onsite at The Hotel Albuquerque. The dinner is lovely, always delicious, and the event is a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with this year’s Saul Bell Award competition winners and to see and talk with them about their winning pieces, processes, techniques, inspiration and more. It is a night that makes wonderful memories and is a perfect kick-off for the Santa Fe Symposium®.

Q & A Sessions

Every afternoon, following the day’s last presentation, all of the day’s speakers gather on stage for a vigorous, anything-goes question & answer session that’s open to everyone, giving you the chance to ask any question or follow up on points of interest that arose during the presentations. It’s an exciting, open forum for pursuing deeper understanding and building your knowledge.

$1,000 Drawing

At the end of the final day of presentations, after the Q & A session, a drawing for $1,000 cash is held and all Symposium attendees present are eligible to win. It is one more reason—though not the only reason, by a long shot—to be there 'til the very end of the event!