See Change Conference welcomes visual communicators from around the country

On May 20 & 21, the Minnesota Journalism Center, the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and the Minnesota Chapter of AIGA hosted the first "See Change: The Power of Visual Communication" conference, an annual gathering for creative professionals to share their thoughts and inspiration about visual communication, on the University of Minnesota campus. Conference attendees enjoyed an opening night reception, dinner and entertaining presentation at the McNamara Alumni Center featuring Nigel Holmes, owner of Explanation Graphics. The following day, nine local and national luminaries shared their insights on innovative projects, work philosophies and survival techniques for visual communicators during a daylong session at the Coffman Memorial Union. The conference concluded with a reception held at the Weisman Art Museum.

On May 20 & 21, the Minnesota Journalism Center, the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and the Minnesota Chapter of AIGA hosted the first "See Change: The Power of Visual Communication" conference, an annual gathering for creative professionals to share their thoughts and inspiration about visual communication, on the University of Minnesota campus. Conference attendees enjoyed an opening night reception, dinner and entertaining presentation at the McNamara Alumni Center featuring Nigel Holmes, owner of Explanation Graphics. The following day, nine local and national luminaries shared their insights on innovative projects, work philosophies and survival techniques for visual communicators during a daylong session at the Coffman Memorial Union. The conference concluded with a reception held at the Weisman Art Museum.

The "See Change" conference would not have been possible without its sponsors, R. Smith "Smitty" and Pat Schuneman. Smitty was a faculty member in the SJMC from 1960 to 1977 and was instrumental in the creation of the School's accredited sequence in photographic communication. While on the SJMC faculty, he conceived of the Minnesota Symposium on Visual Communication and implemented it with Will Hopkins in 1973. Smitty and his wife Pat have given the University a gift to help sponsor a version of this event designed for the 21st century. The program will be held annually under the auspices of the University of Minnesota and appropriate partners from the visual communication community.

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