Society of News Design

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Annual Workshop History

Our annual workshops have been a great gathering place for editors, publishers, designers, illustrators, photographers, programmers and other journalists from around the world. The variety of seminars at the annual workshop have been conducted with experts and the best resources in the field.

The first workshop sponsored by SND took place in Chicago in 1979, and was attended by 150 people. These numbers increased rapidly and years later, the 1995 workshop in Barcelona, Spain, drew 752 attendees. This was the first time the Society’s annual workshop was held outside North America. It was named El Congreso Mundial (SND’s “World Congress”); and the tremendous response — delegates from 37 nations — indicated a broader and more international interest in news design and graphics that continues to grow.

Here is a summary of all our workshops so far:

Year Dates Location Attendance Coordinator
1979 Sept. 28–30 Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill. 150 Tony Majeri
1980 Oct. 23–25 Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. 125 Carol Porter
1981 Nov. 6–8 Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla. 200 Roger Fidler
1982 Sept. 23–26 New York Hilton, New York City, N.Y. 181 Lou Silverstein
1983 Oct. 6–9 Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, Calif. 275 John Foley, Brian Steffens, Michael Keegan
1984 Oct. 11–13 The Westin Hotel, Toronto, Canada 336 Mike Fox & Jackie Young
1985 Oct. 17–19 Marriott Hotel, Chicago, Ill. 467 Tony Majeri & Tom Heinz
1986 Oct. 23–25 Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico 376 Jose Díaz de Villegas
1987 Oct. 15–17 Marriot at the Capitol, Austin, Texas 580 Maggie Balough
1988 Oct. 13–15 The Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Ky. 463 Johnny Maupin
1989 Oct. 12–14 Harbor Beach Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 558 George Benge
1990 Oct. 4–6 Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. 620 Topy Fiske
1991 Oct. 10–12 Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass. 492 Lynn Staley
1992 Oct. 1–3 J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C. 481 Michael Keegan & Richard Curtis
1993 Oct. 7–10 Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Texas 564 Ed Kohorst
1994 Oct. 13–15 Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. 618 Jean Moxam
1995 Sept. 8–10 Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain 752 Carlos Pérez de Rozas
1996 Oct. 17–19 Adam’s Mark Hotel, Indianapolis, Ind. 760 Jay Small
1997 Oct. 9–11 Hyatt Regency, San Diego, Calif. 865 Bill Gaspard
1998 Sept. 10–12 Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, Pa. 781 John Sherlock
1999 Sept. 9–11 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 560 Carsten Gregersen
2000 Aug. 30–Sept. 2 Minneapolis Hilton, Minneapolis, Minn. 718 Bill Dunn
2001 Oct. 18–20 Pointe So. Mountain Resort, Phoenix, Ariz. 556 Keira Nothaft
2002 Oct. 7–9 International Trade Center, Savannah, Ga. 677 Stephen Komives
2003 Sep. 4–-6 Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. 679 Scott Goldman
2004 Sept. 30-Oct. 2 The Fairmont, San Jose, Calif. 782 Matt Mansfield
2005 Oct. 6-8 Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas 642 Susan Bischoff
2006 Aug. 31-Sept. 2 World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla. 559 Cassie Armstrong
2007 Oct. 11-13 Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Mass. 749 Dan Zedek
2008 Sept. 7-9 Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nev. 575 Bill Gaspard & Tyson Evans
2009 Sept. 24-26 Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires 500 Gustavo Lo Valvo
2010 Sept. 23-25 Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colo. 330 Damon Cain & Jeff Goertzen
2011 Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO 410 Will Sullivan & Santiago Ayulo
2012 Oct. 11-13 Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio 363 Michael Tribble
2013 Nov. 7-9 Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY 356 Ryan Hildebrandt
2014 Sept. 24-27 Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Frankfurt, Germany 213 Stefan Knapp
2015 April 9-11 The Newseum, Washington, D.C. 581 Matt Mansfield & Greg Manifold
2016 April 7-9 Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco 370 Frank Mina & Elizabeth Burr
2017 April 19-21 Sheraton, Charlotte, N.C. Jon Wile, Kyle Ellis, & Steve Dorsey
2018 April New York City