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ISCS SandFest 2018
Sand Trading

Thursday, September 20 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, September 21 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 22 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

For registered attendees only, a special area will be available for trading sand!

Several sessions are scheduled for trading, and
attendees can trade at any time during the conference,
but please restrict trading to the trading area only.

Trading Styles

  • Buffet: A smorgasbord of sediment! Everyone who wants to participate must bring plenty of bags to share and put them on the sand buffet table. Then, you can browse the sands on the buffet at your leisure. Select one bag each of any sand you want until you are full.

  • Swap: Have a seat at a table and bargain one on one with your fellow psammophiles. "I'll trade you these 2 for that one..."

How Many Bags and How Much in Each?

There are 60 people registered for the conference,
so you should prepare 30 to 60 small bags for buffet trading
with 30 mL or about 2 tablespoons of sand in each bag.

For swap trading, the size and quantity you trade
is up to you and the person you trade with.

Note: No splitting of samples to smaller bags during trading is allowed.
We must keep our area clean, so all samples must be pre-bagged elsewhere and not on-site at SandFest.

Labels are Required

All bags must be labelled with your name. No anonymous sand!
All bags must be labelled with the location where the sand was collected.
If the location is unknown, label it "unknown".

Click here for a template to print generic labels for hand labelling
and click here for a template to print labels with information already filled in.

Shipping to SandFest

You may ship your prepared sand for SandFest to the following address:

PO Box 1786
Lilburn, GA 30048
Re: Trading

Shipping from SandFest

Flat rate USPS boxes will be available so you can ship your sand home

Your conference packet will include a shipping form
that you must complete and include a check for shipping cost.
Because we must vouch for box contents,
you must NOT seal the shipping box.

For more information
contact us!

Trading Sand -- the best part!

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