This is the one of the top events of the year that the illustration communities are looking forward to annually. The first 3-4 days (Sunday through Wednesday) are open for everybody and filled with program sessions (key note, topics of technique, education, business and legal themes), portfolio sharing, members art exhibit, auction, banquet etc.), while rest of the week is filled with workshops (both traditional and electronic). See the whole program by clicking here. To get an idea what all these presentations are about please see here and you are ready to click the register button, here.
If you can stay the whole week (the accommodation is in affordable dormitory setting, but you need to move fast as the rooms sold out quickly) and participate in one or several of the workshops, you can see that selection here (the workshops typically cost $100/day or $50/half day). Parallel to this exciting program is a series of excursions and field trips to explore the surroundings - that line-up can be viewed here.
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The first GNSI conference was organized in 1979 making the 2011 conference to the 34th Annual Event.
To read more about the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, please check out the excellent website with full of resources for illustrators.
More information about the benefits to join, please click here.