Welcome to Canemania 2012

Thank you to all who attended and supported

The 8th International Cane Collectors Conference – Canemania2012Chicago held September 12-16, 2012

Please watch for news and plans underway for Canemania2014. Details will be provided as soon as available.

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The 8th International Conference in Chicago was a great success! 90 collectors, dealers and guests from 8 countries attended the Chicago conference at the Renaissance Hotel. What made it a particularly successful four day event were the superb speakers on all things “canes”, combining the option of attending cane workshops and cane swaps in the same afternoons, and having Tradewinds Antiques hold their fall auction in conjunction with the conference. The attendees enjoyed having all the conference events in the headquarters hotel which provided the opportunity for many informal and productive social gatherings.

We cannot thank the speakers enough for sharing their fascinating knowledge in such an elegant fashion. It was truly a great learning experience for all who attended. After a lively Opening Reception, the conference concluded with a festive Gala with outstanding food, followed by entertainment featuring a talented Chicago jazz group.

Please watch this site as we will be providing news and updates on cane collecting activities in the interim before the next Canemania event.
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Please feel free to contact Peter Robinson, Past Chair Canemania2012 for any specific questions concerning Canemania2012.