98th Annual GCEA Conference
Hosted in Conjunction with Print[ED]

Date: Sunday, July 16 – Thursday, July 20, 2023

Location: RISD in Providence, RI

Registration Options:

  • Full conference registration without GCEA membership: $595
  • Full conference registration for current regular GCEA members: $50
  • Conference registration for non-GCEA members: $125 (this will include a GCEA membership for 2023)

Housing Options:

  • On Campus Housing With Linen Package (Package includes a pillow, pillow case, bed sheets, blanket, bath towel, and hand towel. The package will be placed in your room at arrival.): $50
  • On Campus Without Linen Package: $0 (included in registration cost)
  • Off Campus: $0

Parking Options:

  • Parking: $75 – If you are going to be driving and need to park on campus, please note RISD charges for this. If you are not driving and plan to take a taxi or an uber you will not need to pay for parking.

Conference FAQs

  • What is the address for RISD?
    Rhode Island School of Design
    20 Washington Place, Providence, RI 02903-2784
  • Navigating RISD Campus?
    Campus Map from RISD Website or Campus Map on Google
  • Where will attendees check in?
    Attendees will check in directly at the dorm they are assigned. Check in at the dorms starts at noon to get your keys from the security office in each dorm. (please check your email for access code to get into your buildings) At check-in, lodgers will receive an access card. That card will give you access to the exterior entrance of the building, as well as your individual room. Some will also have a hard key for their individual sleeping space. Please note that RISD will charge fines for lost cards and keys (including temporary lockouts), for which the individual in question will be responsible. The fee for a lost key is $100. The lock-out fee is $25.
  • Check-in for 15 West lodgers will take place at 15 Westminster Street. You will receive a welcome packet with these guidelines, a room key and an access card at the public safety desk. To access the building for the first time you should enter in building code *12320# (after that, you should use your access card). Keys are available 24/7.
  • Check-in for Dwight House will take place at 40 Waterman Street.. You will receive a welcome packet with these guidelines, a room key and an access card at the public safety desk. After you pick up your packet, you can head to Dwight House, located at 193 Benefit Street. Keys are available 24/7.
  • What if I am coming when the dorm is locked?
    Public Safety is there 24/7. We will need to give you a pin code to get into that first door because it is locked after hours.
  • Where can you park on campus with a parking pass?
    Parking at MetroPark next to campus. The GPS address for it is 10 Park Ro. West in Providence, RI. Attendees will need a printed sign on their dashboard.
  • How will people get their linens?
    The linens will be on the beds.
  • Where is the Cafeteria?
    Please keep your access card with you at all times. The Met dining hall at 30 Waterman Street is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining hall is “all you can eat ” with a variety of options. The Met’s hours are Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 7:30pm and weekends 8:00 am – 7:30pm.
  • What dorm are you staying in?
    15 West (15 Westminster) – A/C
    Dwight (193 Benefit Street) – no A/C
    (Check your email for your room assignment)
  • What type of bathrooms are in the dorm?
    The bathrooms are within the suite for both dorms.
  • What are the layouts of the dorm?
    Click on hyperlink – 15 West or Dwight
  • What is the weather like in Rhode Island?
    Click for weather link.
  • Where do I go to register for the conference Monday?
    Registration will also take place in room 143 Washington Place starting Monday morning at 7:30 am.
  • What building will all the Keynotes/Presentations be at?
    All presentations will be held in Washington Place – room 143.

GCEA 2023 Presentations:

This is a list of the presentations that are being prepared for this summer’s conference. Keynote speakers are being confirmed and more presentations are planned to be added.

Please click on the hyperlinked text to see the descriptions of the presentations for Monday and Wednesday.

Presentation Titles
Interactive tools for teaching web design
Photography: At the intersection of the future and the past
The power of purposeful play
Using critiques as effective writing tools in a Graphic Communications classroom
Long ways in a short time
Simplify and improve assessment with single point rubrics
Academic graphic communications: Revising the taxonomy
New educational endeavors in the world of printing in a small country on another continent
Block printing meets the world of lasers
After Effects 101: Exploring essential motion graphics concepts
Unleashing creativity: Mastering the art of light painting for photographers
Accessing graphic apps and AI ideation tools for traditional and digital reproduction
Using AI tools for audio production
AI generated art in education

More Information:

Providence is centrally located in New England and has a great airport that includes flights from major airlines like Delta and Southwest. It is also easily accessible by train.

As part of the conference, we will also be having a day hosted by Frank Romano at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA. During our tour of the museum, we will not only be taking a tour we will also be doing a couple hands-on projects. If you want to check out the museum, here is the website: https://www.museumofprinting.org/