Visual Connections New York 2014

Where New York, United States
Date Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Venue The Altman Building
Address 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 (map)

Review

Graphic Design USA

PACA - Digital Media Licensing Association

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Visual Connections returned to the Altman Building on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, and this year partnered with PACA, whose International Conference took place at the same venue on the preceding days, and with GD USA to promote the event to graphic designers.

Among our exhibitors this year, eleven were new to New York, and eighteen were from abroad.

42% of attendees were first-timers, and 58% had not attended in 2013. They represented the following market sectors:

Breakdown by market sector

Their expenditure on visual media and related services is as follows:

Expenditure on visual media/services

The sessions were well-attended and well-received: 100% of attendees rated the Keynote Q& Session positively, with 76% rating it very highly; 96% rated the Footage Q&A Session positively, with 50% rating it very highly; 100% of attendees rated the Guest Speaker positively, with 57% rating him very highly.

Prize winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s sponsored prize drawing:

Prize Winner
$2,000 Travel Gift Certificate Marialys Mullery, McCann Echo Torre Lazur
$500 Apple Gift Card Patricia Shea, Projekt P
$500 Apple Gift Card Brian Jones, Crystal McKenzie
$200 OpenTable Gift Certificate Nicole Cappello, National Geographic Channels
$200 OpenTable Gift Certificate Kerri Wilson, Lumina Datamatics
$200 OpenTable Gift Certificate Geoff Cassar, Pearson Education

The prizes this year were sponsored by: 123RF, age fotostock, Alamy, Bridgeman Images, Condé Nast Collection, Danita Delimont Stock Photography, Image Source, ITN Source, National Geographic Creative, Redux Pictures, robertharding, SuperStock

The winner of the invitation postcard prize drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate was Yvonne Silver from Scholastic.

New York 2013
I look forward to this event every year! It's fun seeing colleagues from agencies I've been working with for years, and also good to learn about new offerings and suppliers.
— Heather Kemp, Popawheelie Image Services
I really found the keynote worth it—it gave me a great deal of new knowledge about copyright!
— Kris Ashley, Belvedere Editorial & Research
... high quality of the keynote session and chance to meet new vendors and old friends.
— Dayna Bealy, New-York Historical Society
By understanding my options, it helps me make more informed decisions on image selection, costs, and many other ways of working.
— Natalie Smith, Duke University Press