AIGA chapter conferences

AIGA chapters around the country are committed to providing content to their local community through a variety of mediums. Often chapters offer unique experiences open to visitors around the world. Following is a list of annual conferences hosted by AIGA chapters. Please revisit the page often as it will be updated frequently. Most conferences occur annually.



Washington DC

2019 DotGov Design Conference

Mon, May 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join AIGA DC on Monday, May 6 in Alexandria, VA at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the 2019 DotGov Design Conference!

Design is a critical part of government — it touches services and experiences that are critical to all of us as citizens. But it’s hardly without challenges. Rules and regulations, antiquated technologies, and bureaucratic roadblocks are just some of the issues that designers transforming public institutions overcome every day.

Design isn’t just pushing pixels — it’s creating systems, processes, and products. So whatever your title or specialty, if you are working to make things better in government, you’re one of us!


South Carolina

Welcome to HOW Design Live

Tue, May 7, 2019 - Fri, May 10, 2019

Chicago, IL

One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world, HOW Design Live is a career-changing, life-altering experience.



DesignThinkers, Vancouver 2019

Tue, May 28, 2019 - Wed, May 29, 2019

Vancouver, BC

Over its 20 year history, the DesignThinkers Conference has spanned massive changes in the communication design industry. From print to digital, visual identity to brand, websites to user experiences, design has evolved as new trends, technologies and philosophies transform the wider world. At DesignThinkers VAN 2019, attendees will explore the innovations and disruptions that inform, inspire and influence design, consider its impact and re-imagine its role as they confront fundamental global challenges.



Creative Works: Conference 2019

Thu, Oct 3, 2019 - Sat, Oct 5, 2019

Three transformative days of inspiration, connection, and growth. Lineup announcement and tickets on sale May 1.



Design Camp 2019

Fri, Oct 4th - Sun, Oct 6th

We don’t think creativity thrives in a blank convention center; we think it deserves fresh air.

Design Camp is a unique conference where we take the our profession and passion to the great outdoors. We pair premier thinkers, speakers, and design icons with the beauty of northern Minnesota to give you a full weekend to refresh and jumpstart your creativity.

Design Camp will gather designers, artists, art directors, copywriters, web developers, students, educators, and other creative-minded folks who are ready to learn from each other. The day-to-day schedule consists of speakers, workshops, and activities to both teach specific skills, and relax your creativity and let your mind wander. 



Phoenix Design Week

Fri, Oct 11th - Fir, Oct 18th, 2019

We do not stand still. We change. We grow. We adapt. And we embrace the ever-morphing craft of design. We learn. We experience. We experiment. And we never stop moving forward. We participate. We support. We engage. And we contribute to our bold and diverse design community. We evolve. We evolve together. Join the evolution at PHXDW.

The PHXDW Conference is the main event during Phoenix Design Week. It’s a two-day conference organized by community volunteers for fellow designers, illustrators, writers and UX professionals. It brings together world-class speakers and local experts for two full days of actionable insights, hands-on education and fire-fueling inspiration.

Evolve Design Conference

Sat, Oct 12th - Sun, Oct 13th

The Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix.