PICA 2011: BEYOND - the un-convention

01 May 2011
03 May 2011
Canada
The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada invite you to PICA 2011: BEYOND: the un-convention, a graphic design conference that openly eschews the ordinary and any other euphemism for business as usual

Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 405 Spray Avenue
picaconference.ca

Leading international communicators and educators come together to discuss the future of design, the way creative services are bought and sold the world over, the process of branding, design theories and why the business of visual communications is no longer business as usual. It's three days of learning, networking and unconventional thinking. A must attend conference for all marketing and design professionals.

The GDC Alberta North Chapterʼs focus is to inspire, educate and grow local talent with the goal of strengthening the entire industry. With this purpose in mind, we have partnered with the University of Alberta and MacEwan University to include an Education Stream that will open the Pica Conference. The focus of PICA 2011 is on pushing the boundaries of graphic design and visual communications. In the Education Stream we are exploring new and innovative approaches, practices and thoughts concerning design education.

The three days of PICA 2011 are jam-packed with presentations, exhibits and networking opportunities, and it's important that you take advantage of them to boost your creativity and your career. PICA's networking opportunities will happen at the PICA Marketplace, the Riverview Industry Exhibit area and the Hospitality Suite, proudly sponsored by Coast Paper, Neenah Paper, Domtar. This room is for conference members and speakers to meet and network, relax and refresh throughout the conference. Get a quick overview of all the events, sessions and networking opportunities happening at PICA 2011.

picaconference.ca/schedule

Registration

Early Bird Registration
Early Bird Rates available from opening until 21 March 2011
- Student Rate @ $385.00
- GDC Member Rate @ $ 585.00
- Non Member Rate @ $685.00

Regular Registration
Regular Registration from 22 March - 14 April 14
- Student Rate @ $435.00
- GDC Member Rate @ $685.00
- Non Member Rate @ $785.00

Late Registration
Late registration after 15 April
- Student Rate @ $485.00
- GDC Member Rate @ $785.00
- Non Member Rate @ $885.00

Call for papers

The GDC Alberta North Chapter’s focus is to inspire, educate and grow local talent with the goal of strengthening the entire industry. With this purpose in mind, we have partnered with the University of Alberta and MacEwan University to include an Education Stream that will kick-off the Pica Conference.

Design academics and graduate students from across Canada and abroad are invited to submit papers for consideration.

Topics
The focus of PICA 2011 is on pushing the boundaries of graphic design and visual communications. In the Education Stream we are exploring new and innovative approaches, practices and thoughts concerning design education. For example presentations could be theoretical in nature, they could document research project, they could document work or a project completed, or they could present proposals for new educational models.

Key Dates
25 March - Deadline to receive abstract papers and alternative forms submissions 30 March - Notification of acceptance
22 April - Deadline to receive final full papers for conference proceedings
1-3 May - Conference

Registering for, and presenting at, the Education Stream gives you full access to all the other talks and events at the Pica conference.

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