My name is Sam King and I am
honored to be the current president of the Fort Worden Kitemakers
Conference. Together with a board of dedicated volunteers we hold an annual
three-day kite making workshop in beautiful Washington (the state), USA.
2017 will mark the 35th such
gathering of kite makers from across the United States, joined by kite
friends from around the globe. Each year we strive to provide a diverse
slate of classes taught by the world’s best kite makers and instructors.
There is something here for everyone.
In 2015 we began holding our conference at the
fantastic Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center in Stanwood, Washington.
We have enjoyed several unanticipated advantages of our new venue,
including a greater opportunity for attendees to check out what is going on
in other classes.
Attendees often remark that they learn
as much during the after-hours gatherings as they do in the classroom. As a
group, we are committed to sharing kite knowledge and advancing education as
it relates to kiting. Aside from the amazing kites and banners, the
conference is an opportunity to learn, share, spend time with friends, and
make new ones. For me, what initially began as an interest in kites has
become increasingly more about spending time with the people at the other
end of the kite string, although the kites are still pretty cool.
Please take a look around our web
page. Consider joining us for next year’s conference and if you have any
questions, feel free to drop me a note at
I’ll do my best to track down an answer for you.
Until we can share a piece of sky, I
wish you pleasant winds, Friend.