2018 GNSI Conference Planning Meeting

Event Date: 
October 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

2018 GNSI Conference Planning Meeting for the Greater Washington DC Chapter

Please join us Thursday, October 26th, for a meeting to hear about plans, give ideas and volunteer for this summer’s 2018 GNSI Conference hosted by the Greater Washington DC Chapter July 15-21, 2018. This marks the 50th Anniversary of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators which was started by illustrators at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in 1968.

The Chapter is very excited about the opportunity to host this event, and already have significant planning underway including several great venues secured for what promises to be an amazing conference. The main events and attendee housing will be at American University and one day will be dedicated to being at the NMNH, including a plenary session in the Baird Auditorium and behind the scenes tours of various museum departments.  The member’s exhibit will be at the prestigious American Academy of the Advancement of Science Art Gallery in Washington, DC. Several chapter members and others in more distant locations hold key planning positions on the conference team, but volunteers for other crucial conference related activities are needed. Contact Conference Chair, Joel Floyd, if you have any questions or input: [email protected], phone: 240-432-7496.

Please plan to attend this important chapter meeting to find out what is happening with the conference planning, and get involved!

All visitors must wait for an escort in the Constitution Avenue lobby between 5:30 and 6:10 p.m. (about every 15 minutes)

EVENING'S SCHEDULE:
— 5:30 p.m. for snacks and socializing (Please bring a food item to share, or $3.00 for the donation jar.)
— 6:00 p.m. Business and announcements
— 6:10 p.m. (approx.) Presentation begins

DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Smithsonian Natural History Museum
10th St. & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC.
Room WG-33 (1st Floor, West Wing)
Snacks and Social hour at 5:30 pm, Presentation at 6:10 pm.

PARKING:
If you would like to park in the museum lot**, also email Alice Tangerini ([email protected]) with your name.
** BRING A COPY OF THIS INVITATION WITH YOU!!** to show at the guard house.
The security at the museum has been increased and you will need to be on Alice's list to park at, or after, 5:00 p.m. 

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2018 GNSI Conference announcement card
Smithsonian Rotunda Elephant, © Smithsonian
Kaizen Art Center American University © Joel Floyd