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how many people here are on AIGA and if so, are there any board members?
i joined years ago, never went to an event. i still carry the card in my wallet.
I have been thinking about joining here in NY, I wonder if anyone here is a member and if they feel it is beneficial?
i'm a member, but i never go to anything. it'd be like hanging out with you people.
i've been a member for a few years as a student, but the indianapolis chapter hardly ever does events, let alone any worth checking out.
should i keep this going once i move up to nyc? seems like itd be good for networking if nothing else.
you can go to the events whether you're a member or not
i was also a member as a student, in NYC. it was definitely worth it!
now that i'm in ohio, i can only imagine how lame the indy chapter must be.
like napolean dynamite?
They just opened a branch in Tampa... I want to move to Tampa.
the indy chapter has a monthly "coffee" ... whatever that is. maybe a speaker once in awhile who tends to be someone from indy saying stuff you already know, then they have the student portfolio day and run it like a circus.
You have to pay?
This is worse than Mensa.
Go to the monthly bar night. Talk to your chapter board members, usually really nice people.
I thought of joining as well, but then again I'm not sure what for..
I give them money, what do I get in return? Do you get work out of it?
yeah, what's the real world benefit to joining? I've looking at joining in the past but wasn't sure if it was worth the cost...
i'm a member in san diego, and was a member in both philly and nyc when i lived on the east coast. definitely depends on the chapter, but nyc and san diego were well worth it.
most people i know have an agency membership that is paid for. if you're active, the individual one seems like itd be good for picking up freelance work.
the biggest benefit of this organization that i can determine is if you move to a new city and don't know anyone in the field you can volunteer .. you're then granted membership .. and get some contacts. otherwise it's a lot of smoke blowing up the rears.
MIA is way better..
Your money might be better spent joining local adclubs for freelance and contract stuff. AIGA is more peer networking.
...and mild hero worship.
as a business owner it is also good. the supposed leaders in the field assemble to steal ideas from one another.
i think rand foregathers.