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AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

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Because no creative is an island, the Hampton Roads Chapter of AIGA formed in March 2005. Our thriving community now has a bridge to everyone interested in the creative communication arts—inside and outside of our local area. The improved flow of ideas and communication across that bridge can only help raise awareness and professional standards for ourselves and for future generations.

The crew of writers, photographers, graphic designers, printers, electronic media professionals and other members of AIGA Hampton Roads hold to a threefold purpose:

— to offer its members a forum to exchange ideas, information and recognition;
— fortify relationships between various vocations within the creative communications fields;
— and to be a resource of the multifaceted craft of communicating arts.

The mission of AIGA Hampton Roads is to promote the highest level of creative excellence and professionalism in the communication arts as a strategic tool for business and as a cultural force, and to provide leadership in the exchange of ideas and information, to encourage critical analysis and research, and to advance education and ethical practices for the communication arts community of Hampton Roads.

AIGA HAMPTON ROADS OBJECTIVES

— To encourage excellence in the communication arts through a program of publications, exhibitions, competitions, lectures, and other projects in the public interest which fall within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

— To promote higher education in the communication arts through contact with and support of local educational institutions offering courses of study in the communication arts. To set up scholarship programs and otherwise aid communication arts students through portfolio reviews and other forms of professional counseling. To encourage research into the history and development of communication arts for the preservation and appreciation of past styles, techniques and influences;

— To encourage and stimulate public interest in the communication arts through lectures, exhibitions, publications and other activities;

— To elevate standards of design and quality of production in the communication arts by encouraging the introduction and development of new methods, techniques and materials;

— To create a forum for the exchange of information, views, styles and techniques among those engaged in the communication arts;

— To fund the above-described programs through Membership dues, publication, lecture and exhibition fees and contributions from Members of the profession, the business community, the public, and local, state and national funding agencies.

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Whether you're leading sessions with internal teams or clients, Facilitation: by Design will teach you how to successfully lead diverse groups of stakeholders through design-thinking exercises and develop solutions to complex problems. You'll gain confidence facilitating collaborative sessions and take home a binder of essential tools to use day-to-day.
San Francisco · Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Friday, January 20, 2017
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Kick off the new year & blow off some steam with AIGA Hampton Roads at Reaver Beach Brewing.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to connect with other creatives and take a peek at what AIGA HR has in store for you this year! (Hint, Hint — some BIG names and BIG events!)

Here's to making 2017 great! Hope to see you there!

Virginia Beach · Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The AIGA Hampton Roads Board meetings are held once per month generally on the first Thursday.

During these meetings, AIGA Hampton Road's Board of Directors come together to share updates on their position, discuss issues that the chapter is facing, and brainstorm resolutions and new initiatives to make our chapter stronger.

Norfolk · Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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