The association has moved its headquarters four times since its
inception in Chicago and currently operates out of a Hollywood, Fla.,
office that was largely furnished and installed by members. Its reach,
meanwhile, has extended internationally, with members in more than 30
countries all over the world.
Run by members for members, the association has seen 30 presidents
, as the volunteer leadership is
designed to rotate. Staffing has been headed by a succession of three
executive directors over the years.
The association merged with the National Association of Display
(NADI) in 2001 and assumed administration of the Planning and
Visual Education Partnership
(PAVE) in 2006. For more milestones,
peruse our retrospective