Now in its tenth year, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum annual Wayzgoose Type Conference hosts designers, printers, typographers and letter geeks of all stripes from across the globe. This year we have some spectacular speakers, including Bruce Kennett, Claus Maywald, Paul Aken & Jennifer Farrell, Christian Bélanger, Julie Chen, Dafi Kühne and more! Read more about the speakers.

Registration for the conference is now open.

Get a sneak peek at what it is like to attend a Hamilton Wayzgoose. This film was created after our conference a couple years ago.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Our hands-on workshops on Friday will run from 8:45 am till 4:30 pm. You must pre-register and the cost is not included in the Wayzgoose Access Pass. They are on a first come, first served basis, and they sell out quickly!

    8:45 am -- Registration Desk Open for Hands-on Workshop Attendees

    9:00 am -- Hands-on Workshops (Must be pre-registered!)

    9:00 am-12 noon: Morning Workshops & 1:30-4:30 pm: Afternoon Workshops
        •    “Learn to write your name in Fraktur in a day” with Christian Bélanger
        •    “Stacked Folio and Leporello: Two simple book structures with no sewing” with Julie Chen
        •    “Vinyl Sticker Type” with Dafi Kühne
        •    “Printing in Silver Buckle Press” with Rick von Holdt & Bill Allan
    10:00 am -- Registration Desk Open for All Conference Attendees

    2:00 pm -- Hamilton Museum Tour

    4:45 pm -- Presentation at the Pantograph and Die Stamping Machine: How is Wood Type Made? with George Liesch, David Carpenter and Daniel Schneider

    6:00 pm -- Cocktails and Dinner 

    8:00 pm -- Welcoming Remarks with Museum Directors Jim Moran, Bill Moran, and Stephanie Carpenter

    8:15 pm -- Short Topic Speaker: Jim Sherraden

    8:30 pm -- Featured Speaker: Claus Maywald of the Gutenberg Museum Library

    10:00 pm -- Music, Cash Bar, & Telling of Tall Type Tales

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    8:30 am -- Breakfast open. Join us for a free, delicious breakfast at the museum!

    Throughout the day there are 8 breakout sessions over 4 time periods. Each speaker gives their presentation twice. Choose two to see in the morning and two in the afternoon. See descriptions of the break-out sessions on our Speaker Page. Our Saturday Breakout Presenters are Cathleen A. Baker, Christian Bélanger, Chris Harrold, Marie Oberkirsch, Ben Blount, Richard Hopkins, Brian Bagdonas & Rebecca Gilbert, and Dafi Kühne. 

    Morning Sessions: Session 1, 9:15-10:30 a.m. & Session 2, 10:45 a.m.-12 Noon

    Afternoon Sessions: Session 3, 1:30-2:45 p.m. & Session 4, 3:00 p.m.-4:15 pm
    9:15 am -- Breakout Session 1

    10:45 am -- Breakout Session 2
12 noon -- Lunch on your own

    1:30 pm -- Breakout Session 3
3:00 pm -- Breakout Session 4

    5:30 pm -- Cash bar at the Museum

    6:30 pm -- Dinner at the Museum

    8:00 pm -- Featured Speaker at the Museum: Bruce Kennett
9:00 pm -- Type Trivia 

    9:45 pm -- After Party

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    8:30 am -- Breakfast open. Join us for a free, delicious breakfast at the museum!
    9:30 am -- Short Topic Speaker: JP Porter

    9:45 am -- Featured Speakers: Jennifer Farrell interviewing Paul Aken of the Platen Press Museum

    11:00 am -- Print Swap & Sale 
(Only 30 tables available, if you want to participate with a table you must pre-register.)
    1:00 pm -- End of Day Three...Thanks for Coming!