Slow days of summer? Schedule a blast of inspiration this fall!

Register now for “Next: AIGA Design Conference” in Denver, October 11–14.

Share your passion and learn what’s next in great design. From biomimicry to the future of texture, design in China to sustainable practices, and narrative to typography, put the future of design in sight today. Hear from some of the world’s most innovative and inspiring voices in design and beyond.

For the full listing of 85 speakers and descriptions of the presentations, visit In addition to Kurt Andersen, Michael Bierut, Brian Collins, Ed Fella, Jonathan Hoefler, Maira Kalman, Daniel Libeskind, Noreen Morioka, Christoph Niemann, Emily Oberman, Adrian Shaughnessy, Bonnie Siegler and Jakob Trollback, watch for:

Paul Budnitz, founder of Kidrobot, the world’s premier creator and retailer of limited-edition toys and apparel, addresses creativity, sacrifice and abundance. How do we stay perpetually creative and find ways to create just what is needed—on call—without letting our personalities and individual feelings get in the way?

Ellen Lupton, 2007 AIGA Medalist, author and educator discusses how to publish your own book, design your own merchandise and make your own bed in an age when anyone can be a designer (if you try), publisher, pundit, rock star or filmmaker.

Valerie Casey, executive creative director, frog design, asks why traditional product design has failed to substantively advance the green movement. How can designers gauge and motivate the client’s propensity to embrace principles of sustainability?

Khoi Vinh, design director,, reveals a fundamental shift is going on in design: control is passing from designers to design consumers, and it’s changing the way we practice our craft. What is the nature of this change? Is it temporary or evolutionary? Can it be reconciled with “traditional” design values?

New details! Champagne celebration
Honoring recipients of the AIGA Medal

Mingle, celebrate, admire, toast, honor and generally bask in the glow of AIGA’s medalists. Join fellow guests for this very special celebration with industry legends while you enjoy sweeping views of the Denver skyline and Rocky Mountains at one of Denver’s most scenic venues.

Wednesday, October 10
The Pinnacle Club
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Denver
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Cocktail attire

Tickets for the event are $75.00 and may be purchased when you register at

Come early and stay late! Make the most out of “Next” and your time in the Rockies!
Register now for the special activities, events and workshops at “Next.” Space is limited, so sign up now! A few of the events you won’t want to miss:

Boulder studio tours: Set against the majestic backdrop of the Flatirons, Boulder’s proximity to the foothills and its college town status provide ample inspiration and recreation to spark creative genius.

Multi-channel designing: How can you design efficiently for different media while protecting your product’s brand? What are the “dos” and “don’ts” when designing rich multi-channel campaigns that include interactive presentations? Presented by Quark.

The Color of Ideas: Empower your design projects with the power of color. This presentation will explore and explain the many moods and actions you can infuse into your design projects through the proper use of color. Presented by Pantone.

Colorado adventure tours: From Rocky Mountain biking and jeep tours, to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Coors Brewery Tour or a day in Rocky Mountain National Park, you’re sure to find an adventure to fit your energy-level and interests.

See the complete list of activities and register at


Next: AIGA Design Conference
October 11–14

Register by September 5 to be included in the attendee directory!