AIGA provides members the opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from the profession’s leaders, and change the trajectory of their career. Use the resources below—conferences, webinars, online courses, advice, and more—to invest in your professional development.
AIGA Design Conference
October 12–14, 2017
The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions, and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes. Best rates available through January 2017.
May 24–26, 2017
The Creative Lab is an intensive three day-long program designed to educate, inspire, and “future-proof” the creative output of attendees. World-class trainers provide knowledge and inspiration through hands-on learning and immersive experiences. Attendees will leave inspired and ready to produce higher quality work. Registration opens mid–March.
AIGA & Yale “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” program
July 23–28, 2017
Advance your career at AIGA’s week-long course with Yale School of Management faculty. Sessions on competitive strategy, operations, financial accounting, leadership, negotiation, law, and management will help you understand corporate management, the issues your clients face, and the value you bring to the table.
“Facilitation: by design” workshops
Various dates and locations
These two-day workshops are for professionals who want to gain confidence leading collaborations and empower participants to take responsibility for successful outcomes. Attendees will gain resources, strategies, and valuable insights to help them guide people effectively through a collaborative design thinking process.
How can you land your dream job, even if they’re not hiring? Will an unglamorous gig hurt your rep? What should you put in your portfolio? Career advice guru Ram Castillo tackles these and more. Submit your burning design job questions @thegiantthinker on Twitter to get them answered.