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Wednesday, April 3


Opening Reception

Catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues at the Providence Biltmore Hotel. Join us for light food and a fun mixer event with prizes. The reception starts at 6:00pm, and the mixer event will take place from 7:00 to 7:30pm   --  special mixer buttons will be distributed at the reception.

Wednesday April 3, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
L'Apogee, 17th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI


VRAF Celebrates 10 Years of SEI

By invitation only

The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management, a joint project of the VRA Foundation and ARLIS/NA, has provided educational summer workshops on image management since 2004. The VRA Foundation wishes to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the program by inviting any SEI attendee, instructor, or organizer to a reception at the VRA conference. Anyone planning to participate in SEI 2013 or host a future institute is also welcome to attend.

In addition, the VRA Foundation would like to thank and acknowledge its financial supporters by inviting them to the reception. Anyone who has supported the VRAF at any donor level is encouraged to share in the celebration of SEI’s success and longevity with cake and champagne.

Wednesday April 3, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm
L'Apogee, 18th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Thursday, April 4


Meet and Greet VRA Sponsors Event

One of the main events of VRA 31, the Sponsors Event consists of exhibits, mini-raffles, and a social reception with wine, cheese, and other refreshments, interspersed with short informal spotlight summaries of products/services by VRA sponsors, commercial or non-profit partners, friends, donors, etc. All of VRA’s commercial and non-profit partners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services and interact directly with conference attendees.

Thursday April 4, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
L'Apogee, 17th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI


Members & Awards Dinner

A highlight of the Conference, the Members & Awards Dinner brings us together in an elegant setting as we announce the recipients of the Association’s major honors and awards.  Join with your colleagues in celebrating and applauding this year’s Distinguished Service Award and Nancy DeLaurier Award honorees.  At this time, we will also recognize the recipients of the 2012 Travel Awards, along with the generous donors who have made these awards available. 

*PLEASE NOTE: The cost of this event is included in your conference registration fee. However, prior registration for this event is required for purposes of room scheduling and catering arrangements.

Thursday April 4, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom, 17th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Friday, April 5


SHOP-Tansey @ risd | works: Donor Appreciation Open House

Here’s a terrific opportunity to shop and socialize with your VRA colleagues during the Providence conference. This year the Tansey event will be an informal drop in gathering at risd|works, a unique shop located in the RISD Museum lobby which showcases products and works of art designed and/or made by the alumni and faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design. At risdworks shop, there is tangible proof of the significant impact artists and designers make on our world.  This wonderful shop will be open exclusively to VRA members who have donated to the Tansey Fund. Attendees will receive a 20% discount on purchases made during the SHOP-Tansey Donor Appreciation Open House.

No tickets required, only a donation in any amount to the fund.  Drop in on your way out to dinner and enjoy the SHOP-Tansey at the RISD Museum, just a few blocks from the conference hotel.  Door prizes and light refreshments!

Donate through conference registration, membership renewal or online at vraweb.org.  Cash donations will be accepted at the conference registration desk.  Donations already made since September 1, 2012 are considered eligible.


VRA Greater New York Chapter

The purpose of the organization is to promote communication among national members of the Visual Resources Association within the New York metropolitan area.

VRA Southeast Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter is the support and professional enrichment of Chapter members residing or active in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Chapter will serve to encourage and support... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
risd|works 20 North Main Street, Providence RI