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    2015 AIGA Design Conference

    Hyatt Regency, New Orleans
    October 8-10, 2015

    The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes.

    Reserve your place now for the next AIGA Design Conference and find inspiration and connection in The Big Easy!

     Registration rates will increase after January 30, 2015.

     
    Until January 30, 2015
    Supporting+ member
    Contributor member
    Student member
    Educator member
    Nonmember


    Discounted rates are determined by your current AIGA membership status. Not a member? Join AIGA before you register to save!

    What to expect

    Reserve your place now for the 2015 conference where you’ll find everything you need to get inspired, make connections and more:

    • On the main stage, experience a diverse array of inspiring speakers
    • Choose from a wide range of affinity sessions and workshops to help you take your practice to the next level
    • Get up close and personal with your design hero at roundtable discussions
    • Explore examples of the best design through exhibitions and local tours
    • Get inspired at the Emerging Designers Symposium and learn from the designers who’ve been there, done that
    • Make important connections with partners and vendors in the Design Fair
    • Continue the discussions beyond the stage with networking receptions, evening events and more

    This is not just about learning and networking—although you’ll meet plenty of colleagues, mentors and partners while getting practical advice. It’s also the place to celebrate design excellence and discuss critical issues affecting the design profession. 

    Get involved

    Is your company interested in exhibiting in the Design Fair trade show and / or sponsorship opportunities around the conference? Please contact Elaine Bowen, director of strategic partnerships

    Who is speaking?

    As speakers and programming for the 2015 event are confirmed, information will be posted here and updates will be sent to subscribers by email. Curious to know what the AIGA Design Conference is like? Take a look at videos from the 2011 AIGA Design Conference.

    What’s included

    Your conference registration includes admission to all main-stage sessions, breakout sessions, the Emerging Designers Symposium, the Design Fair and all evening events. Pre- and post-conference events may require separate, additional fees; details will be available in early 2015.

    Registration policies

    Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA conferences and activities, in corresponding publications, in AIGA’s archives and on AIGA’s website.

    There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations made prior to July 15, 2015. AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made between July 15 and September 10, 2015. No refunds will be available after September 10, 2015. All ticket sales for pre- and post-conference events are final, no refunds will be granted.

    Cancellation policy

    Conference is subject to cancellation or change. Liability is limited to funds remitted for conference registration and sponsorship fees. Speakers are subject to change without prior notice.

    FAQs

    Am I eligible for the educator rate?
    At this time, the educator rate is available to AIGA members who identify as educators in the AIGA design community. The rate is determined by your current membership status.

    Am I eligible for the student rate?
    At this time, the student rate is available to AIGA members who identify as students in the AIGA design community. The rate is determined by your current membership status.

    Can I register by mail?
    If you prefer to register by mail or fax, a PDF form will be available in early 2015; a $25 per-person processing fee applies.

    Can we get a discount for group registrations?
    At this time, there are no discounted group rates for the AIGA Design Conference.

    Can I view the sessions I registered for online?
    The confirmation email you receive at the time you register will include a link to your registration record. You can also log in to view your registration record or add a workshop.

    Will a packet be mailed to us before the conference?
    All conference materials will be distributed onsite when you check in at registration. This includes a full conference program and daily schedule-at-a-glance.

    What do registration fees cover and how are they set?
    The registration fee for participants includes attendance at all conference general and affinity (breakout) sessions, the opening reception on Thursday night and the Design Fair happy hour on Friday night. Continental breakfast and light refreshment breaks will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Lunch and dinner will be on your own. The fees are set to make the experience both memorable and affordable. Typically the per person cost of putting on the conference is about three times the registration fee.

    Can I buy a one-day pass to the conference?
    AIGA offers only full-conference registration to its events. The experience and the pricing for the conference are based on participants attending the entire conference. Based on experience, we have determined that it is neither economically nor administratively feasible for our small staff to offer partial registrations and to oversee compliance. As such, it would be unfair to those paying full registration to allow those purchasing a partial registration to experience the full conference by violating the intent of a partial registration.

    Do you offer any comp registrations?
    We do not offer complimentary registrations to anyone, including board members and chapter leadership. This policy is based on a firm commitment to equity and fairness, out of respect to our customers who pay for the conference.

    Will videos from the conference be published online?
    To share the content from the conference with a wider audience and allow attendees to relive the experience, AIGA will make every effort to post video, transcripts and presentations of all the main stage presentations on the AIGA website.

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