Presented by AIGA with support from Fox River Papers and Sappi
Opening night of the conference is a social affair. It's a chance
for you to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Outgoing
AIGA president Michael Bierut will host an evening of entertainment
and feasting, during which AIGA's most prestigious honorthe
AIGA medalwill be presented to
2001 recipients, Samuel Antupit and Paula Scher. Sam Shelton will
welcome you to D.C. and Sean Adams will pay tribute to the 2000
AIGA medalistsLaurie Haycock Makela and P. Scott Makela, Fred
Seibert and Michael Vanderbylwho were presented with their
medals at AIGA conferences in 2000.
Then, the moment you've all been waiting forit's time to resurrect
the infamous AIGA tradition of the 20:20.
Brace yourself for laughter, tears and a heart-stopping ride through
20 one-minute interpretations of Voice by 20 designers from all
around the country. Chris Pullman moderates: when the timer gets
to 60, the presenter gets the hook; no restarts, no mercy!
Finally you can kick back and enjoy musical entertainment courtesy
of the super-classy cabaret act The Loser's
Lounge, who'll play the kitsch tunes that still make you
swoon. Hear a new take on your old favoritesfrom Bacharach
to the Beach Boysand indulge in plenty of food and cocktails
served family-style at conversation-sized round tables.
Design Fair party
Exhibit Hall C and B South
A chance to meet the conference sponsors and sample their products
and services along with plenty of refreshments and musical entertainment
in the Design Fair. Representatives from the generous
companies who are sponsoring AIGA National Design Conference
2002 will be on hand with demonstrations, product samples and more.
Wilson ABC Friday, March 22
Calling all type buffs for a serific show down on Friday evening
at čVoice.î Libations will be served along with questions guaranteed
to sort the ascenders from the boys. Bring your friends and work
as a team to compete for a beautiful, autographed book on typography
(everybody on the winning team gets their own). Or, if you think
you really know your Schneidler Fraktur, you can go it Solus for
the grand prize of a library of over 800 Monotype Classic fonts,
not to mention the coveted title of čAIGA Typographic Nerd of the
Cotillion Ballroom Friday, March 22
Presented by MeadWestvaco
Come to the čEmergeî party for drinks, dessert, a fabulous fusion
of dub, ambient, bossa nova, hip-hop and acid-jazz from Rob Garza
and Eric Hilton of 18th Street Lounges Thievery Corporation and
great visuals by Creative Circus.
Closing night party
Library of Congress
The "Voice" closing-night party will be held in the magnificent
Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
This Italian Renaissancestyle national monument holds some
100 million books and pieces of designed ephemeraincluding
such treasures as the Gutenberg bibleand tonight it will host
2,000 of the nation's best designers! Feast on decadent canapes
and cocktails as ethereal
music by DC's own Thunderball, resounds in vaulted ceilings
towering 75 feet above marble floors. Forget the economy for one
night at least and party like a president! Attire: Ravishing
Additional tickets for significant others are $75. Purchase