AIGA chapter conferences
AIGA chapters around the country are committed to providing content to their local community through a variety of mediums. Often chapters offer unique experiences open to visitors around the world. Following is a list of annual conferences hosted by AIGA chapters. Please revisit the page often as it will be updated frequently. Most conferences occur annually.
For all career levels
Re:solutions—Re:solutions is a one-day conference dedicated to re:starting the new year inspired, informed, and re:invigorated. The day is broken down into two parts. In the morning, re:charge your creativity in one of three hands-on workshops. Then in the afternoon, re:engage your mind as you glean from the knowledge and experience of four key speakers. Re:solve to attend this re:warding event.
AIGA Santa Barbara
FLIP! 2017—AIGA Santa Barbara and Marty Neumeier present a 3-day brand workshop in Santa Barbara! Learn the essential principles of brand strategy while you build your brand. Over the course of three days, you’ll build a Brand Commitment Matrix with the six elements that guide the most successful brands. Then you’ll prototype the key touchpoints that will drive your brand into the marketplace. During the process you’ll benefit from hearing the viewpoints of others in the group, and from seeing how they approach their own challenges.
AIGA San Diego
Y22 Design Conference —Join us for two days of stimulating speakers and participatory Thinkshops where you'll be challenged with thought-provoking questions. We'll provide a platform where you can engage in meaningful dialogue, learn from your peers, and define your own answers. Why? To inspire you to take action. Come pose your own questions. Come share your insights.
HIVE: Proceed with Intent—As we move forward into 2017, we are seeing the landscape of design evolve into a more human-centered, experience-based profession. Design has shifted from its traditional practices of only ink and paper and progressed into creating world changing connections. Continuing the theme of future forward thinking, HIVE 2017 will focus directly on improving technological and social advances using various design techniques. Seminar topics will range from virtual reality and artificial intelligence to social justice and communication design. You will hear from local and national experts who have established best practices in using their design skill sets in a way which shapes and encourages positive change.
For in-house designers
In-House xCHANGE—an interactive, high-impact, one-day conference targeted at innovation executives, creative leaders, and heads of design.
For emerging designers
Flourish: The Emerging Designers Conference—Junior and senior-level design students and emerging design talent are invited to attend Flourish: The Emerging Designers Conference hosted by AIGA Mobile and Spring Hill College. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in portfolio reviews with area professionals during one-on-one mock interviews, receive important career tips at our Q&A panel discussion and hear from keynote speaker and award-winning Art Director/Designer Devon Hoernschemeyer. Whether their ambition is to join a firm or freelance, students will receive important career advice and valuable feedback on their work and start to build a professional network of peers and professionals.
Ink & Pixels—Ink & Pixels, AIGA Baltimore’s Student Design Conference, is one of the area’s largest events focused on helping students prepare for a career in design. In the morning, industry leaders from the in-house design team at T. Rowe Price will discuss the skills needed to succeed in the professional world. Then enjoy a talk from the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Zolt Levay, who will present the work behind NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope images. After lunch, students will present their portfolios to regional design professionals and receive constructive, one-on-one evaluations.AIGA Baltimore is excited to host this annual event that brings together students and professionals who share a passion for design and its future. Join us and share your excitement on social media using the hashtag #inknpix17.
AIGA St. Louis
AIGA Saint Louis Student Conference—Join us this year for the opportunity to meet new people, grow your portfolio, and participate in some fantastic workshops! As a junior or senior in college, this Conference is a great opportunity for you to explore your creativity with design professionals from around the U.S., and it's a great chance to learn from the best. If you're a senior, this is the perfect chance for you to get some real world feedback on your portfolio, so that you can be better prepared for the world in front of you. We can't wait to see you!