AIGA UPSTNY 2017 Board Retreat

AIGA Upstate NY Board Members and volunteers are invited to the Annual Board Retreat on Saturday, July 22nd at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY (The Community Room). The activities begin at 9:30am with coffee and an icebreaker event, followed by organizational planning, brainstorming on programming, discussions on sponsorship, membership, communication and much more. Lunch will be potluck. 

In the afternoon from 3-5pm, we open up our retreat to community discussion for our entire membership and the general public. All feedback, suggestions and ideas are welcome! Please note: single car passage into Green Lakes State Park is $8/car, so consider carpooling if possible.


9:30am - 1pm

Icebreaker with Michael & Christina
Organizational Plans (Mandatory for and limited to Board Members and Volunteers only)

  • Meet the Board
  • National / Chapter vision and mission
  • Year in review
  • Programming post-mortem, brainstorming and budgeting
  • Identifying trends

1pm - 2pm

Potluck Lunch & Activities (details TBA)

2pm - 3pm

Continuation of AM agenda:

  • New York State of Design Competition
  • Finances
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Sponsorship


Community Discussion (open to our entire membership)

5pm >

Camping! We've secured 3 tenting sites at Green Lakes and are taking this party up a notch. Each site can accomodate 6 people: first come, first served. If you're interested in joining us, please email

When & Where
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Green Lakes State Park
7900 Green Lakes Rd
The Community Room
Fayetteville, NY 13066