The Printerverse will be the site of the sixth annual “Girls Who Print” Day at Print 17 on Tuesday, September 12th. Founder Mary Beth Smith is especially eager for this year’s return to Chicago and the chance to welcome international visitors. Once again, events will be livestreamed online for everyone to be able to participate from all over the world.
First celebrated in 2012, “Girls Who Print” Day is an annual event, held on Tuesday of Graph Expo (or Print) each year. The signature theme of “Peace. Love. Girls Who Print.” highlights the camaraderie of the industry’s largest virtual sorority for women in print/graphic arts. Now numbering nearly 10,000 members around the world, GWP Nation continues to promote our love of print, paper, design and communication through networking, blogging and education.
The popular “Girls Who Print Day Leadership Panel ” returns for 2017, featuring some of the amazing women in the print industry. Many graphic arts educators around the country stream the panel live to their classes, allowing students to pose the questions online in real time. Videos of past panels can be viewed here.
A major highlight of National GWP Day is the awarding of the GIRLIE! The fourth annual Girlie Award will be presented to a deserving member during our lunchtime activities, and you don’t want to miss that! Past recipients are: Pat McGrew, Cary Sherburne, and Deborah Corn — who will be next?? We aren’t telling! WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE WHO WON IN 2016 – SHE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS COMING!! (starts 7:40)
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 12, 2017 in The Printerverse booth 4425.
For those who cannot attend, we will be sharing photos and videos via social media throughout the day!
Make sure you follow the Twitter feeds @GirlsWhoPrint, @PrintMediaCentr, @mbsmithTX and #Print17 #Printerverse to be connected to what’s going on September 12th in Chicago at #GWPDay, and see who stopped by to say hello!
The 2017 GWP Day poster will be AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD – SOON!! 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! Many organizations also order shirts or other GWP swag.
This event succeeds in large part to the efforts of the volunteers of the GWP Hospitality Force, who greet attendees and help 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 Print 17 out to our members around the nation and the world!
Can’t make it to Chicago?
Watch all of our our panels and special events LIVE via LIVESTREAM!
Join in! Ask questions and participate from wherever you are.
LEARN LONG AND PROSPER!