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    Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

    Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference 2014

    Changing the face, place and character of business

    Marriott Marquis, New York City
    October 23–24, 2014

    Join us in New York City as we take a closer look at redesigning business for the future. Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business?

    Register Now! Early registration deadline: July 15, 2014

     
    Until July 15, 2014
    Full conference rate
    Supporting+ member
    $ 950
    Contributor
    $ 1,075
    Student
    $ 425
    Educator
    $ 475
    Nonmember
    $ 1,225


    Discounted rates are determined by your current AIGA membership status. Not a member? Join AIGA before you register to save!

    Is your company interested in sponsorship opportunities around the conference? Take a look at our sponsorship brochure to see all the marketing benefits available. To learn more, contact Elaine Bowen, director of strategic partnerships.

    See who’s registered.

    Hotel and travel discounts are available now! Make your reservations today to secure the best rates.

    What’s included

    Your conference registration includes admission to all sessions. Pre- and post-conference events may require separate, additional fees. Details will be available in June 2014.

    Schedule

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    8:00 a.m. Registration opens
    9:00 a.m. Morning workshops begin*
    2:00 p.m. Afternoon workshops begin*
    5:00 p.m. Studio tours*
    Thursday, October 23, 2014
    8:00 a.m. Registration opens
    9:00 a.m. Conference begins
    6:00 p.m. Opening reception
    Friday, October 24, 2014
    9:00 a.m. Morning session begins
    6:00 p.m. Conference concludes
    *Pre-conference activities may include additional, separate fees. Registration will be available in June.

    Speakers

    Registration policies

    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 July 15, 2014. AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made between July 15, 2014 and September 23, 2014. No refunds will be available after September 23, 2014. All ticket sales for pre- and post-conference events are final, no refunds will be granted.

    Cancellation policy

    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 notice.

    FAQs

    When will the conference program schedule be announced?
    The program schedule/agenda will be announced later this spring. Visit this page often for updates.

    Am I eligible for the educator rate?
    At this time, the educator rate is available to AIGA members who identify as educators in the AIGA design community. The rate is determined by your current membership status.

    Am I eligible for the student rate?
    At this time, the student rate is available to AIGA members who identify as students in the AIGA design community. The rate is determined by your current membership status.

    Can we get a discount for group registrations?
    At this time, there are no discounted group rates for the AIGA Design Conference.

    Can I register by mail?
    If you prefer to register by mail or fax, a PDF form will be available in early 2014; a $25 per-person processing fee applies.

    Can I view the sessions I registered for online?
    The confirmation email you receive at the time you register will include a link to your registration record. You can also log in to view your registration record or add a workshop.

    Will a packet be mailed to us before the conference?
    All conference materials will be received onsite when you check in at registration. This includes a full conference program and name badge.

    What do registration fees cover and how are they set?
    The registration fee for participants includes attendance at all conference main-stage presentations and the opening reception. Continental breakfast and light refreshment breaks will be provided; lunch and dinner will be on your own. The fees are set to make the experience both memorable and affordable. Typically the per person cost of putting on the conference is about three times the registration fee.

    Can I buy a one-day pass to the conference?
    AIGA offers only full-conference registration to its events. The experience and the pricing for the conference are based on participants attending the entire conference. Based on experience, we have determined that it is neither economically nor administratively feasible for our small staff to offer partial registrations and to oversee compliance. As such, it would be unfair to those paying full registration to allow those purchasing a partial registration to experience the full conference by violating the intent of a partial registration.

    Do you offer any comp registrations?
    We do not offer complimentary registrations to anyone, including board members and chapter leadership. This policy is based on a firm commitment to equity and fairness. We respect our customers who pay for the conference and will not violate their trust.

    Is video of speakers from AIGA conferences available?
    To share the content from the conference with a wider audience and allow attendees to relive the experience, AIGA will make every effort to post video, transcripts and presentations of all the main stage presentations on the AIGA website.

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