From the President: December 2011 Archives

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking back, 2011 was a big year. Amongst the defining events this year were the Earthquake in Japan, Arab Spring, The Royal Wedding, Osama bin Laden's Death, Oprah's last show, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Occupy Wall Street, the passing of Steve Jobs. Events we closely followed and covered.

For The Society, we saw good things: A jam-packed Gala, our debut iPad app, a thriving Student community, exciting Speaker Series, and more. Industry-wide, we saw exciting magazine redesigns and launches; Exploration and wider roll-out of tablet apps; Stunning design, photography and illustration work (more on that in a moment). In addition, at the end of this year, our Executive Director, the indefatigable Emily Smith is leaving SPD. We will miss her sorely. Personally, I have been very lucky to work closely with Emily over the years, and I will miss her grace and dignity and wish her the best on her new endeavors.

illustration by Felix Sockwell

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