This year the IDSA held it's Mideast Conference in Cincinnati, and as Cincinnati's Chapter Chair I was busy for months working with our planning committee to plan and deliver a meaningful experience to our attendees. One of the events we held was on the Friday night of the conference and was called Designers, Paper, Beer. The event was an exhibit and silent auction of artwork created by designers. Artists were asked to submit pieces that express their interpretation of "paper". How it inspires you, how you work with it, etc. Fellow designer, artist, coworker and friend, Michael Roller, was the brainchild behind the concept, which resulted in submissions by almost 20 artists from all around the country. The event was really well attended by close to 200 people, all the work sold and proceeds went to benefit our favorite local arts organization, Artworks and the IDSA's Design Foundation, which provides scholarships to design students. Thanks for everyone for your participation! Here is a pic from the show with one of the 2 pieces I submitted (the giant Moleskine).