#SNDSF: What people are talking about

In the next few weeks leading up to the annual SND Workshop & Exhibition in San Francisco, April 7-9, we’re going to bring you a weekly roundup of what people are saying about #SNDSF. It’s a helpful Monday guide to stories, tweets and posts you might have missed the previous week from speakers, members and us here at SND. Find something interesting? Give it a share and join the conversation by tagging #SNDSF on Twitter.

#SNDSF first-timer? Memphis Business Journal lead designer Ellen Collier shares her 5 tips for first-time workshop attendeesJon Wile, director of design and research at American City Business Journals, shares how to make the most of the workshop, through networking. And Ohio University associate professor Julie Elman shares some recommendations for students attending #SNDSF.

Let’s party: The SNDSF Opening Reception, April 7, will be at the Green Room in San Francisco’s historic Veterans Building. Just down the street from the workshop hotel, the Green Room is a beautiful space to begin the annual workshop.

Previewing #SNDSF: “I’d like us to be closer to Disney’s saying that “art informs technology, and technology inspires the art.”” That’s Ben Fry, principal of Fathom, sharing some insight with SND ahead of his keynote in San Francisco. Help us with some last minute donations for the SND Foundation Silent Auction, to benefit student scholarships, training and travel grants.

Eat, drink, be merry: Finalizing your travel plans for #SNDSF? San Francisco Chronicle designer and illustrator Christopher Fong has some tips on things to do and his top 10 places to eat and drink. Christopher also rounded up the best ways to get to and from #SNDSF in this handy travel guide. Share your suggestions for can’t miss SF with Lars and others on the official #SNDSF event on Facebook or on Twitter with #SNDSF.

For students: Don’t forget to register for the free student workshop on Thursday! Join us for a day long program filled with cool speakers and portfolio reviews.

Sing along: Make a plan to join us for Angie’s List Karaoke Night for SNDF on Friday April 8. It’s a fun event that also benefits future generations of visual journalists. Rodrigo Sanchez, art director for El Mundo and a SND Lifetime Achievement Award winner, is also helping the SND Foundation raise money so consider making a $10 contribution to SND Foundation in his honor. If Rodrigo Sanchez can get $500 in pledges, we’ll share his epic karaoke video.

We’ll be profiling #SNDSF speakers and sharing workshop updates and need to know at SND.org. Follow the hashtag #SNDSF on Twitter for more updates. To register for the workshop, which runs April 7-9 in San Francisco, click here. Space will be limited.

— Compiled by Courtney Kan and Madisen Theobald

About Courtney Kan

is a designer at The Washington Post and the editor of SND.org.

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