2021 AIGA Design Conference

September 20–24, 2021
Virtual

Join us this fall for the biggest event of the year for creatives.

Be there as the design community comes together September 20–24, 2021 for the annual AIGA Design Conference to discuss cutting edge work that’s launching our profession into new territory. The AIGA Design Conference is a different experience; we push the practice forward by asking the provocative questions and challenging designers to think about the future. From intriguing mainstage presenters, to in-depth symposia that allow attendees to dive deeper into topics facing our industry, we entice the community to imagine the future.

Registration

Registration rates begin at $449 for AIGA members. Discounts are available for students and educators.  Scroll down to learn more.

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Rick Griffith

Meet the 2021 AIGA Design Conference Chair

Rick Griffith

Rick Griffith has been a full-time designer, occasional writer, teacher, activist and printer, who produces, collects and loves artifacts (often made of paper) that are sometimes qualified to be discussed as art. He is working on being a more frequent writer. He has plenty to say. He participates in a studio called MATTER, and every Saturday he works in the shop at MATTER; these are both enterprises and collaborations with his Partner Debra Johnson. He is a dad, nephew, son, and brother. He is a Black, British-born West-Indian person and an immigrant, and he works in Denver, CO and Brooklyn, NY.

The Details

Nonmember

$649 early, $699 regular

Member

$449 early, $499 regular

Nonprofit or Government

$399 early, $449 regular

Discounted rates are available to AIGA members. Your AIGA profile must match the category of membership to grant access to the corresponding price.

Educator

$249 early, $299 regular

Discounted rates are available to AIGA members. Your AIGA profile must match the category of membership to grant access to the corresponding price.

Student

$149 early, $199 regular

Discounted rates are available to AIGA members. Your AIGA profile must match the category of membership to grant access to the corresponding price.

Early registration rates are available through August 30, 2021. All prices increase by $50 on August 31, 2021.

    Registration

    Am I eligible for the educator rate?
    We offer a discounted rate to active members who have identified in their my.aiga.org profiles as educators. If you are a current member and your "job type" is listed as educator, the discount will automatically apply to the member registration ticket.

    Am I eligible for the student rate?
    We offer a discounted rate to active members who have identified in their my.aiga.org profiles as students. If you are a current member and your "job type" is listed as students, the discount will automatically apply to the member registration ticket.

    Can I register by mail?
    If you prefer to register by mail or fax, a PDF form is available by request: please email AIGA_registrar@aiga.org; a $25 per-person processing fee applies.

    Speakers and Programming

    How do I suggest a speaker?
    AIGA’s conferences are curated experiences, led by a conference chair for each event and key staff members. We welcome recommendations for speakers, especially individuals from underrepresented groups, as we strive for a superlative lineup of diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. We are only able to accommodate a limited number of proposals that best meet our programming needs. To submit a speaker for consideration, you must complete a speaker proposal form.