Let the magnificence of Denver and today’s
design visionaries inspire and motivate you! Discover, discuss and determine
what’s next in great design.
The Mile-High City offers stunning Rocky Mountain landscapes, thriving
art, design, architecture and music scenes, a commitment to sustainable
development and much more. What better place to explore the future of
Come and hear from some of the world’s most thoughtful and insightful
voices in design and beyond.
Moira Cullen, design director at Coca-Cola North America,
discusses power—the ability to influence the behavior of others to
get the outcome you desire. In today’s emotional economy, design’s
ability to shape client and consumer preferences through the power of attraction
is increasingly valuable. Design leadership—tangible and intangible,
thinking and making—aligned to shared consumer values and business
goals, is transformative.
Jody Turner, Culture
of Future, with Victor Chu, FashionTec.com, Bart
Haney, FuseProject and Superhappybunny and Vivian Rosenthal,
Tronic, project future design trends by recognizing that consumption
models have changed. At the same time, how we function as designers has
changed. What are the current design trends and the resulting design demand?
How do we want to contribute and influence going forward and what are
the ways we do it?
Lydia Varmazis, director of emerging technology at Adobe,
explores how the proliferation of user-generated content on community
sites has widened the possibilities for creative expression. Hear how
many similar concepts are enabling designers to share ideas with others,
enhance design experiences and expand access to design knowledge.
For the full listing of 85 speakers and descriptions of the presentations,
“Next” online gallery: Share your vision of what’s
Present your design work, illustrations, photos or musings on what you
think is next for design and designers. Contribute to an online gallery
created by “Next” participants, featuring the many frames
of reference shaping our views of the future. You may even see your vision
at the conference! Click here
to share your vision and ideas.
Honoring recipients of the AIGA Medal
Mingle, celebrate, admire, toast, honor and generally bask in the glow
of AIGA’s medalists. Rub elbows with Michael Bierut, Jean
and Patrick Coyne, Ed Fella, Kit Hinrichs, Ellen Lupton, Katherine McCoy,
Deborah Sussman, Michael Vanderbyl, Lorraine Wild and other 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
Tickets for the event are $75.00 and may be purchased when you register
Command X update
Hundreds of young designers met the deadline for submitting their work
in hopes of becoming a contestant in Command X, the graphic design reality
show. The seven finalists will be announced soon and will begin work on
their first project. You’ll want to be there on opening night when
they make their pitch to judges Michael Bierut, Brian Collins, Noreen
Morioka, Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler. Who will survive the glare
of the spotlight to be named Command X winner of 2007?
Come early and stay late!
Soak up the splendor and culture that Denver has to offer, and make the
most of your “Next” experience. 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:
Denver studio tours
Visit a few of the diverse design firms contributing to Denver’s
vital cultural landscape. Ranging from a long-established powerhouse to
the newer, more eclectic partnerships of individuals, this creative community
is developing as rapidly as the land it inhabits.
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.
Interactive Design: Building on What You Know
Taking your magazine online or making that brochure more dynamic is within
your reach. We’ll show you how you can easily apply what you know
and venture into the world of complex, interactive design by using the
creative tools in CS3. Presented by Adobe.
Photo credit: Ron Ruhoff/Denver Metro Convention and
Next: AIGA Design Conference
Register by September
5 to be included in the attendee directory!
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