The Printerverse will be the site of the third annual National “Girls Who Print” Day at Graph Expo on Tuesday, September 15th. According to GWP founder Mary Beth Smith, this year’s celebration will be the best one yet, with members gathering not only in Chicago, but also joining in the events from around the world via the live streaming interactive video broadcast.
One of the most popular discussions is the “Meet the Mentors” panel, which in addition to featuring women leaders in the industry, will also have a special student focus this year, with graphic arts educators around the country streaming the panel live to their classes, allowing students to pose the questions online.
National “Girls Who Print” Day is an annual event, held on Tuesday of Graph Expo each year. The signature theme of “Peace. Love. Girls Who Print.” highlights the camraderie of the industry’s largest virtual sorority for women in print/graphic arts. Now numbering over 5,000 members around the world, GWP Nation continues to promote our love of print, paper, design and communication through networking, blogging and education.
In the spirit of peace, love and equal-opportunity, all women and men are cordially invited to stop by and join us for a light lunch at noon on September 15th in The Printerverse, BOOTH 3867.
For those who cannot attend, we will be sharing photos and videos via social media throughout the day!
Make sure you follow @PrintMediaCentr, @mbsmithTX and #graphexpo to be connected to what’s going on at #GWPDay, and see who stopped by to say hello! The 2015 GWP Day poster is AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD!! Traditionally, members take pictures of themselves with the poster at work and post them out through the GWP Facebook page. Some companies also make full size banners from the artwork and hang it at their GWP Day parties!
Watch GWP’s Facebook Page and The GWP Blog, as well as the LinkedIn group, Girls Who Print to stay up on all the GWP Day news, including access to the GWP Online Shop! The second annual Girlie Award will be presented to a deserving member during our lunchtime activities, and you don’t want to miss that!
This event succeeds in large part to the efforts off the volunteers of the GWP Hospitality Force, which greets attendees and helps manage the traffic and food. Mary Beth is actively recruiting social butterflies, friendly faces and a few tech-savvy members to join her in Chicago and help her connect the activities at Graph Expo out to our members around the nation and the world! Watch for the sign-up site to volunteer online this year. Also… be sure and get your FREE PASS, courtesy Print Media Centr and the Printerverse – and share it with all the GIRLS WHO PRINT!