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2024 Dates TBA

Thank you for joining us in New York City for the 2023 #AIGADesignConf! Join our email list to be the first to know when 2024 dates are announced.


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Experience New York City with AIGA in 2023

Thank you for joining us at the 2023 AIGA Design Conference in New York City, the city that never sleeps. Keep an eye on your email for 2024! 

Registration at the 2023 AIGA Design Conference

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PepsiCo Screen Printing Activation

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Bobby C. Martin, Jr. and Jennifer Kinon (Conference Chairs), and Lisa Babb

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Michael Bierut, Julia Fernandez, and Lee-Sean Huang at the 2023 AIGA Design Conference

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Meet the 2023 AIGA Design Conference Visionaries

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Debbie Millman
Conference Host

Debbie Millman is host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts; Chair of the first ever Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts, Editorial Director of, and the author of seven books on design and branding. She has worked on the design and strategy of over 200 of the world’s largest brands. Her most recent book, Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People, was recently published by Harper Collins.

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Jennifer Kinon
Conference Co-Chair

Champions Design is a branding and design agency. For more than a decade, Jennifer, Bobby, and team have crafted meaningful brand strategy and visual identity systems for some of the world’s best brands. At every point in her career, Jennifer has tackled big systems. She served as Design Director of Hillary for America in 2016, Design Director of New York City’s 2012 Olympic Bid, and worked in Pentagram’s New York City office with Michael Bierut. Jennifer earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she was the first graduate of the program to join its faculty.

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Bobby C. Martin, Jr.
Conference Co-Chair

Bobby C. Martin Jr. co-founded Champions Design with Jennifer Kinon in 2010. His clients at Champions have included Amazon, Apple, Dartmouth College, Girl Scouts, MTV, the National Basketball Association, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. In 2020, he illustrated his first children’s book “Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter.” Martin has won numerous international awards from the AIGA, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, D&AD, and the TDC, among others. In 2021, Bobby joined the Apple Design team. He now works full-time in Cupertino, California.

Livestream Tickets Available

Can't make it to New York City to attend in person? General Session livestream tickets are available for purchase!

2023 Schedule Overview

Looking for a taste of what the AIGA Design Conference has to offer? Explore our 2023 Schedule Overview below.

Registration & Tickets

Nonmember In Person

$1,499 per ticket


Member In Person

$999 per ticket


Nonprofit or Government In Person

$899 per ticket


Educator In Person

$399 per ticket


Student In Person

$299 per ticket


In-person tickets are sold out, but General Session livestream tickets are still available!

Thank You to Our Partners

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School of Visual Arts

Presenting Sponsor

School of Visual Arts (SVA) has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility.

SVA has graduated more than 40,000 artists, designers, writers, filmmakers, photographers and other creative
professionals. Among them are Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Grammy winners, MacArthur Fellows and Guggenheim Fellows. Their work can be found in the collections of the world’s leading museums, including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Supporting Sponsor

Amazon's design community unites designers, researchers, writers, producers and technologists, creating experiences that transform the way our customers live their lives and run their businesses. We value individual expression, respect different opinions, and work together to create a culture where each of us in able to contribute fully. Our unique backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our ability to achieve Amazon's mission of being Earth's most customer-centric company. 

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Supporting Sponsor

At Cella our goal is to put passion to work by helping people create meaningful careers and partnering with companies to help them win. That’s what motivates each one of us to deliver an excellent service experience in every interaction with those looking for their next career move. Whether you’re a passionate creative, marketing, or digital expert, finding a fulfilling job on your own can be daunting. That’s where Cella comes in. We’ll find you a great opportunity at an organization where you can be a valuable—and valued—team member.

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Supporting Sponsor

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. 

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Activation Sponsor

Aktïga is a mission driven, triple-bottom-line, SaaS product development company focusing on Virtual Reality and spatial computing software applications. Our goal is to enable access to immersive learning content and spatial experiences on the web. 

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Activation Sponsor

Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Hemlock Printers

Activation Sponsor

Hemlock Printers is one of the most recognized printers in North America, building our success over the past 55 years on a commitment to quality, sustainable practices and continuous innovation. Supported by over 170 craftspeople, we proudly operate our 80,000-square foot carbon neutral facility in Burnaby, BC, Canada, with sales offices in Seattle and San Francisco. Hemlock has been trusted by top brands from across the US to deliver flexible, high-quality and sustainable print solutions across a wide range of applications.

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Microsoft Logo


Activation Sponsor

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. We meaningfully design inclusive products and experiences for all.

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Activation Sponsor

Parsons, a globally top-ranked design school, offers courses and lectures from practitioners at the top of their fields. Seize this opportunity to learn something new, polish up your portfolio, and revamp your career.

Our new AI for Creativity and Leadership Certificate will take you through what it means to be a creative professional and to lead an organization in the age of artificial intelligence (AI).

The Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Design Certificate prepares design professionals to influence change and create inclusive cultures.

For senior executives, The Executive Leadership Development Lab is a three-and-a-half-day experiential learning program designed to help leaders develop the ability to build and sustain transformative relationships in increasingly diverse, expansive, and interdependent organizations.

These are just a few of the many programs we offer. Stop by our booth during the conference to learn more about our discount for AIGA members and enter for a chance to win free online courses!

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Activation Sponsor

Pentagram is a multi-disciplinary, independently owned design studio founded in 1972. Working from offices in New York, London, Berlin and Austin, the firm and its partners create everything from brand identities, advertising and graphics, to products, digital experiences and installations. The company has worked with many of the most iconic brands across culture, fashion, finance, entertainment and technology.

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