WADE SWORMSTEDT, FASI Executive Director

Wade Swormstedt has written about and documented the on-premise sign industry since 1984, when he joined the editorial staff of Signs of the Times magazine, a 110-year-old trade publication for the sign industry. He served that trade journal from 1999 to 2015 as publisher/editor, and left it in 2016 to devote all his energies to FASI. Wade has served on the Board of Trustees for The Signage Foundation Inc. since 2013. He has spoken about the sign industry on four continents.


Where in the World is Wade?


April 19 - April 22

ISA Sign Expo in Orlando, FL
Rosen Plaza Hotel

He may be reached on his cell phone at (513) 205-7841 



July 28 - 30

Mid-South Sign Association Annual Meeting and Tradeshow in Biloxi, MS







August 18 - 20

The NBM Show at the Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, MD






September 15 - 26

Tabletop Exhibit at the Midwest Sign Association show in Detroit, MI

Midwest Sign Association


September 22-23

Exhibit at Northeast States Sign Assn. tradeshow, plus a half hour talk about available signage research. 
 Lincoln, RI





October 13

Board Meeting
Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research & Education
 Cannon Falls, MN






October 27-29

NBM at the Charlotte Convention Center
 Charlotte, NC









December 1-3

Sign World International tradeshow
United States Sign Council

Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ






April 19-22

ISA Sign Expo  

Las Vegas, NV