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Gainfully Yours from NYC

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Take a walk on the wild side.

Going to AIGA’s Gain Conference? Good for you. Neenah is a proud sponsor of this mind strengthening event.

We have asked two very special women, let’s call them Potts-Pavy, to send us their thoughts on the conference. We want to know about what they have gained while in NYC that does not include pasta or cheese cake. A-hem.

Meanwhile, from my perch besides the pristine Gulf shore beaches of Saint George Island, FL, I was perusing the schedule and found this great listen and learn opportunity: Friday October 15 at 11:45 am conferees will hear from Robert Hammond about THE HIGH LINE, New York’s newest and most popular public space since Central Park. I visited the site (created and updated by VOLUNTEERS) and loved the many images it offered.

I have asked a few people we know and love to give us some GAIN insight through snapshots and posts.  This is a very valuable and rewarding conference.  Check it out on line. Here’s is the Speaker’s Note on Hammond’s talk from the AIGA GAIN CONFERENCE website:


The High Line and the Reinvention of Public Space

Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director, Friends of the High Line

Once a rusted, dilapidated eyesore, now one of the most highly praised green spaces in the world, the High Line is a public park built atop an abandoned elevated rail line on Manhattan’s west side. Robert Hammond, executive director of Friends of the High Line, will discuss how design helped raise $170 million dollars to save the historic structure from demolition, created the most inventive public park in New York City, and transformed the way the planners and governments around the world think about revitalization and public space.

And if you cannot be there, be here… at least in your mind be here: Saint George Island, FL

Photo taken at 9:00 AM Wednesday October 13, 2010.