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April 3-6, 2024

This is a Printing Office

Crossroads of civilization
Refuge of all the arts
Against the ravages of time
Armory of the fearless truth
Against whispering rumor
Incessant trumpet of trade

From this place words may fly abroad
Not to perish on waves of sound
Not to vary with the writer’s hand
But fixed in time having been verified in proof

Friend you stand on the sacred ground:
This is a Printing Office

–Beatrice Warde, 1932

 SGCI 2024: Providence, Rhode Island

The SGC International annual conference brings together over 1,000 printmakers and arts professionals in all stages of their careers. We look forward to bringing our Conference back to New England for the first time since SGC 2003 Boston: Making Histories: Revolution & Representation.

Providence is a city that has historically been a refuge for dissidents and a stronghold in the battle for individual freedoms. It is a city where print is celebrated in all its forms, from conceptual art to communication design. Printmaking often intersects with other media in Providence’s rich artistic community, which is host to a variety of creative spaces ranging from traditional academic settings to community shops and maker/DIY spaces. We are so excited to bring together this conference that will encourage cross pollination and celebrate the broad scope of printmaking, graphic media, and independent publishing.

Accessibility at the Rhode Island Convention Center

The Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) strives to meet the needs of disabled patrons at all events. All areas, including restrooms and food courts, are accessible for disabled patrons and ADA compliant. Elevators are located on each level, with a wheelchair lift to the Mezzanine level. Both adjacent parking facilities have specifically marked parking spaces for patrons with physical limitations. Van parking for disabled patrons is located at the north end of the parking garage across from the North Garage entrance. Also, a limited number of wheelchairs are available to patrons. Special hearing devices can be hooked into your sound system if the AV company and Center staff are informed of their needs in advance. If you have attendees with special needs, please let your Event Manager know as early as possible so any necessary accommodations can be made in advance of your event.

Contact GoProvidence!

The GoProvidence team looks forward to welcoming you to Providence for SGCI 2024 Conference! We are standing by to help you prepare for your visit and ensure a successful stay. 

Email us anytime at with all your destination questions. Whether you’re bringing your family, are looking for restaurant recommendations with your colleagues, or have an hour of free time, we can recommend some of our favorite spots.

Once you’re in town, be sure to stop by our Visitor Information Center, conveniently located on the ground floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center We hope you enjoy your time in Providence!


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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing to by February 18, 2024, in order to receive a partial refund. A $75 cancellation process and handling fee will be assessed to any cancellation made by the deadline. Cancellations after February 18, 2024, will not receive a refund. SGCI may require up to 10 business days to process and issue a refund.

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