| 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
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.
Click here to register.
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.
for more details and to register
AIGA Community of Interest meetings
Friday, March 22
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
Saturday, March 23
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
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 1:004:30 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.
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.
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
"Voice" Conference Collateral Materials