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Maps – a tool used by wayfinders, exhibit designers, graphic designers and every day people trying to get from point A to point B! During this event, you will learn about the Mapbox platform and it's features and functions. A few guest speakers in the EGD industry will then share their experience of how Mapbox was used in a project example. 

Event Details:
740 15th Street Northwest
5th floor
Washington, DC 20005

Wed, February 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Event timeline:
6:00pm Arrival
6:30pm–7:30pm Mapbox Tutorial and Speakers
7:30pm–8:30pm Refreshments and Minging 

Alex Parlato and Julia Rickles from Mapbox
Christian Cabrera and Ben Keel from Gallagher & Associates 

About Mapbox:

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create.

We’re changing the way people move around cities and explore our world. Through the apps Mapbox powers, we reach more than 600 million people each month.

Sign up here:




WTOP Event

PhotoWorksGroup is a turnkey EGD fabrication studio with over 30 years of experience. Working closely with designers and architectural firms, our corporate interior clients include notable industry pioneers. WTOP & Gensler provided PWG the opportunity to deliver several specialized fabrication methods to meet their vision for the new headquarters. The visual impact of graphic elements within the space is evident from the first step into the office. Visitors are greeted by visuals such as a map felt wall, radius contoured polished metal logos, LED face lit lettering, and a uniquely fabricated vertical letter centerpiece, amongst others. Throughout the office, the quality and attention to detail are a display of the professional values and character of WTOP.

PWGs development of capabilities as a single source graphics provider are designed to inspire new opportunities for expression and impact for all designers crafting experiences in the built environment. Working hand in hand with our clients, we collectively seek to set the cadence for tomorrow’s innovations in visual communication.

WTOP: 5425 Wisconsin Ave. • Chevy Chase, MD • 20815

Please join us for a happy hour at Clyde's at 7:30
Clydes: 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Presented by 2019 Annual Sponsor PWG. 

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Join your SEGD design community for a tour of DC newest and hottest area—District Wharf! The Gelberg Signs team will be leading a tour through the vast array of signs fabricated by their team that helped shape the iconic aesthetic and luxury feel of District Wharf. A tour map will be provided by Mapbox (keep an eye out for a future event with these guys!). At each tour stop, Gelberg Signs will be providing insight into the signage fabrication and how their team used existing relationships to successfully complete the project. The tour will begin under the landmark Anthem sign and end at Dockmaster for food, drinks and mingling.

Schedule of Events:

6:30pm – Tour begins under The Anthem sign. Please be on time!

7:30-9:30pm – Drinks, food and mingling at Dockmaster

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-district-wharf-tour-how-signage-helped-build-a-neighborhood-tickets-75394471895

Full list of signage fabricated for District Wharf by Gelberg Signs:

  • 12 Stories
  • Rappahannock Oyster
  • Tiki TNT
  • Soda Pop Shop
  • Toastique
  • Milk Bar
  • Dolcezza
  • Kaliwa
  • Union stage
  • Union Pizza
  • Pearl Street
  • Cantina Bambina
  • Kith Kin
  • The Anthem

About Gelberg Signs:

In our 75th year of operation, Gelberg Signs is the region’s premier sign company, designing, fabricating, installing and servicing signs. We’re a full-service sign company capable of handling any size project. Our award-winning design team will provide you with stunning and creative sign renderings reviewed by our internal engineering department. Our experienced fabricators and craftsmen will build your sign to the highest quality. Gelberg Signs professional sign installers will erect your sign with precision and efficiency. Our entire team of nearly 100 employees including Project Managers, Estimators, and Office Support are focused on delivering you an exceptional sign buying experience.

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The DCA Chapter learned so much--and had fun doing it--at our most recent event. Held at Gensler DC's office, we learned about tips for improving our professional presence. Selling ideas is critical in our field, and Christine Clapp of Spoken with Authority helped us develop confidence and composure in delivering our messages. We learned tools, and then practiced them with partners throughout the evening. By the end of the night, most participants noticed a marked improvement. Several attendees claimed it was the best professional event they had ever attended!

Join us at our next event at the Wharf in October, information to come shortly!

Whether you're in a meeting, on the phone, around the proverbial "water cooler," at a client pitch, or anywhere else: your ability to speak with confidence will drive your career forward - just as a lack of executive presence will frustratingly hold you back. In Develop Your Professional Presence, Spoken with Authority we will offer you a set of powerful insights and practical strategies as part of an interactive and multi-sensory learning experience. Get ready to develop your poise and polish in a way that will advance your career - and may even change your life!

About the presenter:

Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead.

Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.

Follow Christine @christineclapp and https://www.linkedin.com/in/christineclapp

Thank you to our annual sponsor PWG. 


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Washington, DC 20005






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