We are offering four live Programs during the Convention! Our on-site Programs include the FIRST TIMERS Program and a three-part 60th ANNIVERSARY Program Series!
Don’t miss out on these informative Programs brought to you by your Barbie® doll community experts!
Plus, look for Program surprises…but for now, we are keeping that a mystery!
11am – 12pm
with Cheryl Burnett
First Timers Welcome Orientation
Are you attending the Convention for the first time? Don’t miss this orientation session designed especially for our first-time Conventioneers! It is a great opportunity to learn more about Convention so you can maximize your experience. Cheryl will be happy to answer all of your questions and share Convention tips. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other Conventioneers!
6pm – 7pm
60TH ANNIVERSARY SWIRL BARBIE®
Vintage Barbie® Hairstyles Revisited
Presentation will show the start to finish of Vintage Barbie® doll’s cleaning and hair restyling…close-up! Includes Barbie® dolls with: Bubble Cut, Ponytail and Swirl Ponytail hairstyles. Follow along with this fabulous hands-on, live tutorial! Lastly, there will be a question and answer period.
Debra says, “I have been restoring Barbie® doll and friends for over 30 years. I wrote the restoration column in Barbie® Bazaar and Barbie® Collector magazines. I have a fine arts background with an emphasis in portraits. I find pure joy in restoring Barbie® dolls and my background has been a blessing for it. I hope you will come and learn the art of restoring Vintage Barbie® doll.”
5pm – 6pm
60TH ANNIVERSARY NEW! DREAMHOUSE™
Lisa Vossler Smith
The Real Dream Houses of Palm Springs
For the last 65 years Barbie® has lived in some of the most desirable and luxurious dream houses in the world. The same is true of Barbie® in Palm Springs. Over the last 65 years, the Midcentury Modern architecture in the community of Palm Springs has thrived and we want you to see it through Barbie® doll's eyes. Take a visual tour of iconic Palm Springs architecture, including Frank Sinatra's former home, with Lisa Vossler Smith, CEO of Modernism Week in Palm Springs and founder of Tiny Palm Springs, a social media project devoted to Barbie® in Palm Springs. Lisa will present a special photo slideshow of her insider's view of Barbie® doll’s glamorous life in Palm Springs!
10am – 11am
60TH ANNIVERSARY ALLAN™
Allan™ Sherwood: Man of Mystery
Who is Ken® doll’s buddy Allan™? How did he and Midge™ doll become a couple and eventually marry? Why did he change his name from Allan™ to Alan™? Find out from Allan™ doll expert Laura Maar, as she answers these intriguing questions and many more by taking a look at Allan™ doll’s history, and what was made available in his doll world. Lastly, there will be a question and answer period.