Creative Lab, New York

Welcome to Creative Lab presented by AIGA and D&AD. This program joins together two globally notable design organizations dedicated to training and development.

About the Creative Lab

The Creative Lab is a three-day professional development workshop that allows you to customize your own mini-conference by choosing the coursework you want to experience. Each session balances teaching you new skills with providing sources of inspiration designed to bring the trainer's knowledge to life through hands-on learning and deliberate dialogue. Space is limited. We keep sessions small (under 25 people) for optimal dialogue and personalized feedback. Attend the entire Creative Lab and save even more on the per day ticket price. Program fees include course materials and meals. Attendees are responsible for their own transport and accommodations. 

Past Creative Lab Workshop Topics included:

  • The Fine Art of Art Direction
  • How to get the Best out of Your Creative Team 
  • The Business of Ideas
  • Developing an In-house Design Team
  • Managing Creative and Client Relationships
  • Presenting Creative Work 
  • Thinking Strategically About Design
  • And many more
Program Fees Single day rates
Three day rates  Single day rates  Three day rates 
Member $900 $2,400 $1,250 $3,450
Nonmember $1,250 $3,450 $1,600 $4,500

Unfortunately our September workshop was canceled. If you are interested in attending a Creative Lab or hosting a workshop in your local chapter, please express your interest here.

Cancellation and registration policies

The workshop is subject to cancellation or change. Liability is limited to funds remitted for workshop registration and sponsorship fees. 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 and D&AD conferences and activities, in corresponding publications, and in AIGA’s archives. AIGA’s refund policy for workshop fees can be found using the workshop registration links listed above.

There will be a $200 fee for cancellations made prior to September 6, 2017. AIGA will refund 50 percent of fees paid for cancellations made between September 6 and September 18, 2017. No refunds will be available after September 18, 2017.

About our partner, D&AD

dandad-yellow-logo-aiga-300Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating the finest in design and advertising, and stimulating professional growth in the industry. A D&AD Award is recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by design leaders from around the world. Set to reward, promote, and enable brilliance in all areas of creative communication, a Yellow—or Black—Pencil remains the pinnacle in many careers.

But it’s much more than just awards. Members join a vibrant global community, whilst creatives and clients are inspired by a world-class training and development program. Students are supported with projects, awards, and exhibitions, which give them a vital leg-up as they enter the industry.

As a non-profit, all of D&AD’s surpluses go straight into programs that develop the next generation of creative talent while campaigning for the creative industries to help solve the world’s toughest social and environmental issues.