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Design Studio Tours
Washington D.C./ Alexandria, VA
See how some of D.C.'s finest design firms operate by taking part in the AIGA D.C. Design Studio Tours. At each studio you'll hear from the principal about studio ethos, check out award-winning work, the interior design and talk to employees over refreshments. The Alexandria tour will visit Grafik, Carter-Cosgrove, Fuszion and Staples/Charles; the Washington tour will visit Eason Associates, Fathom, Threespot, Kinetik/Kitchen K and Beth Singer Design. All this and a guided overview of the design highlights in the most interesting D.C. neighborhoods.

Buses for either tour depart from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Tickets $100
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DC Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Have you ever wondered how a 113-year-old brand can bring its legacy of stunning visuals and its standard of excellence to a new broadcast channel? What makes visual design essential to the success of radio production? What did people consider to be a well designed book in the year 1501? On Thursday, March 21, AIGA takes you behind the scenes with The National Geographic Channel/National Geographic Magazine, National Public Radio, The National Gallery of Art Library, The Folger Shakespeare Library and The Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections. Experience the inner workings and the role of design in these Washington, DC-based organizations.

DC Behind-the-Scenes tours take place Thursday, March 21 and are limited to 20 attendees. Tours run concurrently, so please register for one only. Tours will assemble one hour prior to start time at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel for group departure.
National Geographic Channel/Magazine 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
National Public Radio 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
National Gallery of Art Library 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Folger Shakespeare Library 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tickets $35
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AIGA Community of Interest meetings

Friday, March 22
7:30–9:00 a.m.
AIGA Experience Design: Community Meeting
Join early risers Sean McKay, Nathan Shedroff and Terry Swack to discuss what's new in AIGA experience design communities around the country.

Saturday, March 23
7:30–9:00 a.m.
AIGA Design Education: Community Gathering
Gather with fellow design educators to continue the dialogue from yesterday's Design Education breakout session and to discuss the important challenges facing design educators today.

Saturday, March 23
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Marriot Ballroom Salon 1
Brand Jam: AIGA Brand Design Workshop
Join a panel of experts, including Davis Masten of Cheskin Research and Susan Avarde of Citigroup, to debate the true meaning of "brand".

Speaker salon and book signings
Presented by Mohawk
Open 1:00–4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday afternoons, the speaker salon is the place to meet speakers for a tête-tête and get books signed.

Bookstore and E-lounge
A place to hang out, browse and buy the latest titles by and about "Voice" presenters as well as the results of a year of unprecedented activity in book publishing. The conference bookstore, provided by Hennessey and Ingalls, and the E-lounge for checking e-mail will be open during breaks, lunch and the breakout sessions.

Design Fair
Meet the providers of the finest services to the graphic design community and learn about the latest developments in our industry. Dozens of booths, hundreds of giveaways.

Voice Gallery
Exhibit Hall B South
Visit the 10,000-square-foot exhibition space during Thursday and Friday (until noon) to take in the following exhibitions:
¡Propaganda! Cuban Political and Film Posters
"Get Out the Vote" Posters
Adversary: An Exhibition of Contesting Design
IEGA 2001 Awards
Design Explorers
"Voice" Conference Collateral Materials

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