James, I don=92t know how many from Orchid will be attending, but as
the organizer of this event I can tell you that Orchidians Blaine
Lewis, Gerry Lewy, Steve Satow, Jurgen Maerz, and myself will all be
presenting seminars at the conference. In addition Eddie Bell, and
Liz Brehmer from Rio Grande will present seminars as well as a number
of other excellent jewelers.
Also Orchid Forums will have a booth at the expo on Saturday &
Sunday. As of now this booth will be un-manned with fliers about
Orchid to pick-up. If there is interest we could open up the booth
and add chairs for members to gathering and meet or anything else
that you may want.
Companies that advertise on Orchid who will be exhibiting include;
Rio Grande, Hoover & Strong, & AJM / MJSA along with 30 other
suppliers to bench jewelers.
For complete on the conference including all speakers
and seminar topics go to www.BWSimon.com/Conference