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2018 GCEA Annual Conference

 

General Information

Date: July 29-August 2, 2018

Location: Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania

Host Institution: Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Conference Host: Donna Painter

GCEA 2018 will celebrate its 93rd annual conference at Millersville University. We anticipate a program and presentations from our membership that encompass the future of the graphics industry and include relevant topics in design and on-screen media, while staying in touch with our roots. Most importantly we want to provide opportunities for collaboration and networking within our community of graphic educators.

Call for Proposals

 

Registration

Registration is open now. The early-bird rate is in effect until May 31, 2018. Conference registration will close on July 10, 2018.

  • GCEA Member – Full Conference Registration
      • Includes lodging for 4 nights (air conditioned, suite-style housing, and linen service)
      • Includes all academic and professional events
      • Includes most meals:
        • Sunday, July 29 (dinner)
        • Monday, July 30 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Tuesday, July 31 (breakfast & dinner – lunch is on your own)
        • Wednesday, August 1 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Thursday, August 2 (breakfast)
      • Also includes:
        • Tuesday Social Event: Ride on the Strasburg Railroad through scenic Amish country and BBQ dinner
        • Admission to the Conference Industry Economic Outlook Breakfast and ticket to GCEA Banquet
  • Non-Member – Full Conference Registration
    • Includes one year GCEA membership
    • Includes lodging for 4 nights (air conditioned, suite-style housing, and linen service)
    • Includes all academic and professional events
    • Includes most meals:
      • Sunday, July 29 (dinner)
      • Monday, July 30 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
      • Tuesday, July 31 (breakfast & dinner – lunch is on your own)
      • Wednesday, August 1 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
      • Thursday, August 2 (breakfast)
    • Also includes:
      • Tuesday Social Event: Ride on the Strasburg Railroad through scenic Amish country and BBQ dinner
      • Admission to the Conference Industry Economic Outlook Breakfast and ticket to GCEA Banquet
  • Guest Registration
      • Includes lodging for 4 nights (air conditioned, suite-style housing, and linen service)
      • Includes most meals:
        • Sunday, July 29 (dinner)
        • Monday, July 30 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Tuesday, July 31 (breakfast & dinner – lunch is on your own)
        • Wednesday, August 1 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Thursday, August 2 (breakfast)
      • Also includes daily activities:
  • Single Day Conference Registration
      • Includes all professional and social activities, as well as meals, for the day of registration
      • Does not include lodging
  • Banquet Only
      • GCEA Banquet, held Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 5:30pm.
      • Registration for the full conference as a member, non-member, or guest includes the GCEA Banquet. You should only use this link to purchase an additional banquet ticket.
  • Industry Economic Outlook Breakfast Only
      • Wednesday morning August 1, 2018.
      • Included in cost of registration for the full conference (member or non-member) and single day registration for August 1.
  • Co-located PrintEd Conference Registration
      • Saturday, July 28–Tuesday, July 31, 2018
        • Arrival July 28, 1:00pm–4:00. Depart July 31, noon.
      • Includes lodging for 3 nights (air conditioned, suite-style housing, and linen service) and all meals.
      • All academic and professional events are included in cost.
  • Full PrintEd & GCEA Registration
      • Saturday, July 28–Thursday, August 2, 2018
        • Arrival July 28, 1:00pm–4:00. Depart August 2, by 11:00am
      • Includes lodging for 5 nights (air conditioned, suite-style housing, and linen service)
      • Includes all academic and professional events
      • Includes most meals:
        • Saturday, July 28 (dinner)
        • Sunday, July 29 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Monday, July 30 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Tuesday, July 31 (breakfast & dinner – lunch is on your own)
        • Wednesday, August 1 (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
        • Thursday, August 2 (breakfast)
      • Also includes:
        • Tuesday Social Event: Ride on the Strasburg Railroad through scenic Amish country and BBQ dinner
        • Admission to the Conference Industry Economic Outlook Breakfast and ticket to GCEA Banquet
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Important Dates
  • January 31, 2018
    • Deadline to submit an Application to Present
  • February, 2018
    • Notification of approval or rejection of abstracts
  • May 31, 2018
    • Deadline for Presenters to Register
    • Early-bird Registration Ends
  • July 10, 2018
    • Last day to Register for Conference
  • July 29, 2018
    • GCEA Conference begins
  • August 2, 2018
    • GCEA Conference ends
Schedule

Additional details will be added to the GCEA conference schedule in early 2018.

  • Sunday, July 29
    • Arrival 11:00am–4:00pm
    • Memorial Service 5:30pm
    • President’s Reception: 6:30pm
  • Monday, July 30
    • Keynote Address 8:30am
    • Member Presentations 10:00am–noon
    • Workshops 1:15pm–5:00
    • Ice Cream Social 3:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 31
    • Presentations & Workshops 8:30–11:30
    • Lunch on own at Central Market
    • Choice of Production Facility tours
    • Ride on the Strasburg Railroad through scenic Amish country and BBQ dinner
  • Wednesday, August 1
    • Industry Economic Outlook Breakfast 7:30am
    • Presentations & Workshops 10:00am-11:45
    • GCEA Business Meeting/Lunch 12:15pm–2:30
    • 2019 Conference Preview Presentation 2:45pm–3:45
    • Banquet 5:30pm
  • Thursday, August 2
    • Departure by 11:00am

Details for the PrintEd Conference schedule will be posted in early 2018.

 

 

Travel
  • Arriving by Plane
    • Harrisburg International Airport: Free shuttle service will be provided by the conference hosts throughout the day on Sunday, July 29 and Thursday, August 2, 2018. Travelers arriving or departing on other days can make alternative arrangements for ground transportation. Please note: Amtrak does not provide service from HIA to Lancaster, PA.
    • Philadelphia International AirportTravelers arriving at this destination will need to make arrangements on their own to travel to Millersville University. Depending on your flight arrival and departure times it is possible to use public transportation and arrive at the Lancaster, PA, Amtrak terminal, where we will gladly pick you up.
    • Baltimore-Washington Airport: Travelers arriving at this destination will need to make arrangements on their own to travel to Millersville University. Please note: Amtrak does not provide service from BWI to Lancaster, PA.
  • Arriving by Amtrak
    Amtrak provides frequent service to Lancaster, PA, which is less than 5 miles from Millersville’s campus. If you plan to arrive or depart using Amtrak, we will provide transportation to and from the train station as needed.
  • Arriving by Motor Vehicle
    Free and convenient parking is available on Millersville’s campus at no additional cost.