Engage with 350+ emerging artists and professionals across the industry by becoming a 2023 Conference Sponsor! 

Download the 2023 Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Kit

Join Us as a Sponsor - 2023 Conference Sponsor Form


Sponsorship application deadline: July 1st, 2023. 


For more than 100 years, The Stained Glass Association of America's annual summer conference has served a vital role in the industry, bringing together artists and studios from across the country to exchange ideas and perspectives. This year's national conference marks our 120th anniversary and our continuing partnership with the Society of American Mosaic Artists.  By partnering with SAMA’s 20-year legacy of inspiring, educating, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts, SGAA and SAMA are setting the stage for an expansion of opportunity for artists, historians, manufacturers, architects, designers, and preservationists in both membership communities.  

We have refined our opportunities for 2023 to help you increase visibility before, during, and after the conference through placement in the conference program book, promotional materials, the SGAA and SAMA websites, and advertisements in the Stained Glass quarterly magazine, which has drastically expanded its distribution thanks to our partnership with the mosaic community.

The 2023 Vendor Marketplace will be the heartbeat of the conference with manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and specialty artist service providers coming together to connect, network, and inspire the anticipated 350-400 conference attendees.  Sponsors can engage with attendees at a 6’ networking table (single 6’ table with 2 chairs) or in fully dressed 10’ x10’ pipe and draped booths (2-6’ tables with 2 chairs each).

Forging New Paths 

SGAA 112th Annual Summer Conference + SAMA Annual Summer Conference
350+ Attendees converge on Buffalo, NY | September 27 - October 1, 2023

Levels at a Glance:

  • Diamond Facet Circle, Sustaining Contributor $7,500 +
  • Gold Tesserae Circle, Sustaining Contributor $5,000
  • Smalti Tesserae Circle, Sustaining Contributor $3,000
  • Gilded Leaf Circle, Sustaining Contributor $1,500
  • Porcelain Tesserae Sponsor $ 750
  • Patron – Gift Bag Contributor $275
  • Vendor Marketplace Only:
    • $800: 10’x20’ Booth (4-6’ tables with 4 chairs each)
    • $500: 10’x10’ Booth (2-6’ tables with 2 chairs each)

Naming Opportunities

  • Company logo on the back of Conference T-shirt 
  • Company Logo on Conference Apron
  • Company Logo on Conference Name Badge Neck Wallet
  • Company Logo on Conference Swag Tote Bag

**customized sponsorship packages are available to meet needs of your business*

Download the 2023 Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Kit

Join Us as a Sponsor - 2023 Conference Sponsor Form


Thank you for considering sponsorship for the 2023 SGAA + SAMA Conference: Forging New Paths in Buffalo, NY. Your generosity makes a powerful impact on our programs and expands our capacity to serve the next generation of emerging artists and tradespeople.

After filling out the application, you will receive an invoice to the provided address within one week of submitting your sponsorship form. We will also reach out within one week to address any customization or questions you noted in your Sponsorship application. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Megan McElfresh, our Executive Director.

Yours in glass and gratitude,
The SGAA + SAMA Conference Team!


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!


Gold Tesserae Circle Level