2022 AIGA In-Person Conference FAQs

COVID & Vaccination Policies

    Proof of vaccination is required to attend AIGA events. While not required, AIGA encourages attendees to consider a booster per CDC recommendations.

      We will ask you to bring proof of vaccination with you to check-in at event registration each morning. At the time of check-in, we will ask you to share your vaccination date(s). Medical and religious exemptions will be honored and reasonable accommodations will be provided.

        All attendees will be asked to complete an online questionnaire confirming they are symptom free and do not have any close contacts who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Attendees will also be asked to verify they have taken a PCR, rapid, or at-home COVID-19 test and received negative results within 48 hours of the event start date. Proof of a negative test is not required at the time of check-in.

        AIGA reserves the right to implement changes to this policy, in accordance with the local government's health and safety recommendations at the time of the event.

          If you test positive for COVID-19 in advance of your arrival on-site, please do not travel to the event venue. Email aiga_registrar@aiga.org to inform our team, and your registration will be adjusted.

          If you test positive for COVID-19 on-site or fail your Health Desk screening, you will be asked to leave the meeting area. Return to your hotel room and contact your health provider if symptoms develop.

          In either case, a positive test for COVID-19 will result in your full-registration ticket converted to a virtual-only registration. You will still have access to the livestream, virtual networking, and post-event recordings. The price difference between the two registration types will be refunded to you.

            Masks are strongly recommended at AIGA events.

            Masks may be required based on local government guidelines at the time of the event. AIGA will communicate any mask requirements in advance of the event start date if applicable.

              Chairs will be spaced out in the general session. Attendees are encouraged to share their socialization comfort by using our identifying resources.

                There will be hand sanitizer stations at every elevator landing and throughout the hotel. The hotel practices enhanced cleaning protocols for every space of the hotel; especially for high-traffic spaces and high-touch surfaces.

                Registration

                  Watch this space for updates to the complete agenda for the AIGA Design Conference.

                  *Schedule subject to change.

                    No. The AIGA Awards Reception will take place the evening of Friday, October 21. This event is a fundraiser and will require a separate ticket with an additional fee. Consider increasing your support by adding a donation or having a scholarship made in your name; funds raised will support AIGA Scholarships. Tickets on sale now!

                    *The tax-deductible portion of your contribution is equivalent to anything over $110 per person.

                    Includes:
                    Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment during the reception

                    Suggested attire:
                    Smart casual/celebratory

                    The 2022 AIGA Awards will be presented at the AIGA Design Conference during the afternoon General Sessions, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Awards include the AIGA Medal, AIGA Corporate Leadership Award, and Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary.

                      We offer a discounted rate to active members at the Educator level. Click here to learn more about membership.

                        We offer a discounted rate to active members at the Student level. Click here to learn more about membership.

                          Groups of 4 or more registering together will receive $100 off of each registration. Group discounts do not apply to registrations at our already discounted rates (student, educator, nonprofit, or government). Cancellations of one or more registrations are subject to AIGA’s cancellation policy. Group discounts are available only to groups of four or more. If a cancellation brings the total group size to fewer than four attendees, remaining registrants will be charged at the full registration rate.

                            Through the support of AIGA event speakers, as well as that of its members, AIGA is able to provide professional development credits for individuals in need. Recipients will be selected quarterly by a random drawing conducted by the AIGA national office. Credits may be applied to AIGA membership, events, certificates, or other eligible professional development offerings.

                            This opportunity is available to unemployed and under-employed designers, as well as to those who identify as a member of an underrepresented group. AIGA members and nonmembers are eligible to apply for AIGA Professional Development Credits.

                            Learn more and apply here.

                              AIGA recruits current members to serve as volunteer conference associates to help in on-site event management. Conference associates work approximately 30 hours between Wednesday and Saturday, and are able to attend conference sessions for free when not working. 

                              Learn more and apply here.

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

                                  Conference rates are based on membership status at the time of registration. Memberships are non-transferable.

                                  Design Leadership and Advocacy Conference
                                  AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made before February 20, 2022. In lieu of cancellation, in-person attendees who wish to convert their attendance to a virtual ticket may do so, and the difference will be refunded.

                                  After February 20, converted tickets will remain at the same rate as the in-person ticket. No refunds will be made.

                                  Due to guarantees AIGA must make to its host venue, no refunds will be available after February 20, one month prior to the event start date.

                                  Design Conference
                                  AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made before May 26, 2022, and 20 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations between May 27 and September 8.

                                  In lieu of cancellation, in-person attendees who wish to convert their attendance to a virtual ticket may do so. Conversions made before September 8 will incur a $50 administrative fee, and the remainder of the difference will be refunded. After September 8, converted tickets will remain at the same rate as the in-person ticket. No refunds will be made and no fee will be charged.

                                  Due to guarantees AIGA must make to its host venue, no refunds will be available after September 8.