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Today, “to design” is a verb that transcends disciplines and mediums: Those who design bring creative value to messages, objects, functions, experiences, services and strategies.
Designers conceive of unexpected opportunities, empathize with the way real people behave and are moved, and craft tangible solutions with skill, attention, grace and emotional appeal. Join us in Minneapolis as we explore three dimensions of modern design practice:
Great design will always embody each of these attributes, though every project draws on them in a different balance. This conference will celebrate the need for all three, and kick off AIGA’s centennial celebration in 2014. Register by June 5 to get the early rate!
Reserve your place now for “Head, Heart, Hand” where you’ll find
everything you need to get inspired, make connections 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 the best rate
for this event—register
by June 5.
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As speakers and programming for the 2013 event are confirmed,
information will be posted here and updates will be sent to subscribers by email. In the meantime, let us know if you’d like to suggest a speaker.
Curious to know what the AIGA Design Conference is like? Take a
look at videos from the 2011 AIGA Design Conference.
The 2013 AIGA Design Conference will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, located at 1301 2nd Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, visit our Hotel and Travel page.
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 spring 2013.
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 June 5, 2013. AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference
fees paid for cancellations made between June 6 and September 10,
2013. No refunds will be available after September 10, 2013. All
ticket sales for pre- and post-conference events are final, no
refunds will be granted.
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
Hotel and travel discounts for the Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference
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AIGA chapters fulfill AIGA’s mission at the local level, supporting members through organizing projects and events to educate, inform and connect designers.
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Learn more about AIGA’s national conferences and events, and access videos from select conferences and awards events.
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