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Next: AIGA Design Conference
October 11-14
Colorado Convention Center

Save your seat now at "Next: AIGA Design Conference" in Denver! Even though the conference is still six months away, plans are well underway for exciting programming especially for students. To get the best rate, register by May 16.

"Command X": The graphic design reality show
Are you ready to take the challenge?

At this year's AIGA Design Conference, one yet-to-be-discovered designer will rise above the rest. Could it be you? Through a series of design problems, solved during the conference, a panel of esteemed judges will edit a group of select young designers down to one winner--in front of 2,500 of your peers, heroes and potential bosses. The winner might just be the next great designer. (And also get $1,000 in unmarked bills and other fabulous prizes!).

You must be 26 or younger to apply. For more information and to apply, visit the Students section at designconference.aiga.org.

Student Symposium: Thursday, October 11
Moderated by Alissa Walker, design writer and editor of UnBeige.com, the "Next" Student Symposium will inspire, inform, entertain and let you in on some secrets on how it's done and how to make the transition from school to studio. Confirmed speakers include:

Adam Brodsley and Eric Heiman, Volume

Ally Gerson, Jennifer Sukis, Pamela Zuccker, Principle, Inc.

Adrian Shaughnessy, author, How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

Garth Walker, Orange Juice Design

Student Portfolio Display: Friday, October 12
"Next" offers a rare chance to display your portfolio and be seen by the famous designers and classics whose work you've admired.

Space is limited to 75, so make sure you register in advance. Bring either a print portfolio, or a laptop with your projects and the software needed to run them. We'll set you up with a table and chair, and will direct hundreds of designers your way.

The Student Portfolio Display takes place on Friday evening during the Happy Hour. Register today at designconference.aiga.org!

Early registration ends May 16, so visit designconference.aiga.org for more information and to reserve your seat before prices go up (save $50 by registering now).

Next: AIGA Design Conference
October 11-14