Annual Conventions

The Society has held annual conventions since the first event in New York City, September of 1969. Three conventions have been held in New York City as well as all other major cities in the United States such as: Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and many other cities.

The international venues have included three conventions in Beijing, three in Canada, one in Dublin, five in Hong Kong, four in London, one in Paris, one in Singapore, one in Taipei, and one in Xian.


54th Annual ICSBS Convention in San Francisco, CA

OCTOBER 25-29, 2022
OMNI HOTEL, 500 CALIFORNIA, San Francisco

Stay tuned for the application forms!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022

Goodie bag (provided by Vince Fausone)
11 a.m. – Opening of Dealers’ Room, Telegraph Hill Room
11a.m. – 2 p.m. – Registration, Union Square Room
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Opening Reception and remarks (hosted by Christie’s), Mezzanine
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Lecture by Terese Bartholomew, curator emerita, Asian Art Museum, Union Square Room
”Interesting Facts on Snuff Bottles Gleaned From Imperial Documents”
Question and Answer period
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – New Members’ meeting, Union Square Room
FREE EVENING
DEALERS’ ROOM OPEN TILL 11:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2022
8:30 a.m. – Dealers’ Room open, Telegraph Hill Room
11:00 a.m. – Depart for Chinese Historical Society of America
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Dim Sum Luncheon (hosted by San Francisco Collectors)
1:30 p.m. – Depart for Ferry to Angel Island (immigration gateway for West Coast)
3:30 p.m. – Bay tour
4:15 p.m. – Arrive at Bonhams to view exhibition of local collectors’ bottles
4:30 p.m. - Greetings by Dessa Goddard and Champagne Reception (hosted by Bonhams)
6:00 p.m. – Depart for hotel
FREE EVENING
DEALERS’ ROOM OPEN TILL 11:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022
8:30 a.m. – Dealers’ Room open, Telegraph Hill Room
10:00 a.m. – Depart for de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park
12:15 p.m. – Depart for luncheon (hosted by Dr. Dean Edell)
2:00 p.m. – Depart De Young Museum
2:30 p.m. – Arrival at the Asian Art Museum
3:00 p.m. – Lecture by Robert Mintz, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Art and Programs, Asian Art Museum
“Avery Brundage’s Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Good, the Bad, and the Sometimes Curious”
Question and Answer period
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Visit the museum and its vast collections (open late on Thursdays)
6:00 p.m. - Bus will return to hotel on a staggered schedule
FREE EVENING
DEALERS’ ROOM OPEN TILL 11:00 p.m.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022

8:30 a.m. – Dealers’ Room open, Telegraph Hill Room
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Members’ meeting, Grand Ballroom
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Viewing of Benefit Auction items, Grand Ballroom
10:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Benefit Auction for the Education Fund, Grand Ballroom
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Two Seminars – Nob Hill Room and Russian Hill Room
Bruce Bartholomew – “The Diversity of Chinese Snuff Dishes”, Nob Hill Room
S. L. Tan - “The Path to Forgeries: Modern Snuff Bottles or Fakes” (workshop), Russian
Hill Room
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. - Refreshments (cookies and soft drinks), Ballroom Foyer
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Repeat seminars
Dealers’ Room closes at 5:00 p.m.

Gala Banquet – Black tie or Asian dress
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Cocktails, Cash Bar – Ballroom Foyer
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Gala dinner, remarks, awards and dancing (hosted by Bonhams), Grand Ballroom


OPTIONAL TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Visit the home of Vincent Fausone, Jr.
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Visit the home of Raymond Lum
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Luncheon
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Surprise museum visit
4:30 p.m. – Return at hotel


55th annual convention in Lisbon. Tuesday October 10 - Saturday, October 14, 2023.
56th annual convention in Philadelphia 2024. Dates to be announced