Videos from the 2016 AIGA Design Conference

Relive the excitement of the 2016 AIGA Design Conference and gain insights from emerging designers and established creative leaders alike.

Full-length videos from the mainstage and symposia presentations are available below as a special benefit for AIGA members. Join AIGA now, or enjoy these teaser clips for a sneak peek. Plus, check out the 2016 conference page for a full roster of speakers and symposia.

Waiting for your favorite speaker’s presentation? Check the schedule for the 2016 AIGA Design Conference videos, which will be released regularly from November 2016–June 2017.

January 2

Branding and Strategy symposium

Hosted by Debbie Millman
Featuring Connie Birdsall, Oliver Maltby, Yo Santosa, Alina Wheeler

January 19
January 30

Design for Good symposium

Hosted by Alissa Walker
Featuring Gus Granger and Stefan Reddick, Suzanne McKenzie, Eduardo Ortiz, Elizabeth Timme

Feburary 23

Design Thinking, Business, and Entrepreneurship symposium

Hosted by John Maeda
Featuring Irene Au, Cassidy Blackwell, Jason Mayden, Tom Suiter

March 3


Featuring Keira Alexandra, Chuck D, Roman Mars (#1, #2, #3), Mike Monteiro

March 15

Emerging Designers symposium

Hosted by Tina Essmaker
Featuring Lindsay Ballant, Dan Mall, Ryan Fitzgibbon

April 3

Practice Management symposium

Hosted by Shel Perkins
Featuring Justin and Sarah Ahrens, Ann Harakawa, Linda Joy Kattwinkel and Shel Perkins

April 15
May 15

Craft symposium

Featuring Matt George, David Heasty, Jessica Hische


Digital Craft symposium

Hosted by David Schwarz
Featuring Reza Ali, Cedric Kiefer

May 30
June 15


Featuring Command X (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3), Michelle Stanek

Be there for the 2017 AIGA Design Conference, October 12–14, for a whole new host of thought-provoking conversations and professional development offerings. We’ll see you in Minneapolis.

The 2016 AIGA Design Conference converged on Vegas for three days, outshining the city of lights with dazzling, crossdisciplinary conversations about the changing shape of design and the future of the profession. See more snapshots on AIGA’s Flickr page, or follow #AIGAdesignconf on social media for all the inspiration and fun attendees shared online.

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