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AIGA Design Conference   October 13-16, Phoenix, Arizona

Schedule

If there’s only one event you can attend this year, make it this one. In focused affinity sessions and inspiring general session presentations, the AIGA Design Conference is where you’ll learn new skills, develop your professional practice and address the critical issues in your profession. Increase your knowledge, get inspired, make connections and more!

Thursday, October 13

9:00 a.m. Registration opens

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Educator workshops (free for attendees; require pre-registration)

11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Studio tours hosted by AIGA Arizona

12:00 p.m. Design Fair and sponsor exhibits open

12:45–3:30 p.m. Emerging Designers Symposium (free for attendees; pre-registration encouraged)

1:30–3:30 p.m. Pre-conference workshops (free for attendees; require pre-registration)

4:00–6:30 p.m. General session:

6:30–8:30 p.m. Opening Night Reception in the Design Fair

8:00–11:30 p.m. AIGA Arizona Reception at the Phoenix Design Museum

9:00–11:00 p.m. Film Night: Proceed and Be Bold!
 

Friday, October 14

7:15–9:00 a.m. Adobe breakfast workshop

7:30–9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast in the Design Fair

7:45–8:45 a.m. Speaker roundtables 

9:00–10:30 a.m. General session:

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Affinity sessions (choose one to attend):

12:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own); sponsor exhibits open in the Design Fair

1:00–2:00 p.m. Speaker roundtables

2:30–3:45 p.m. Affinity sessions (select one to attend):

4:30–6:30 p.m. General session:

6:30–8:30 p.m. Happy Hour in the Design Fair

6:45–8:00 p.m. Student Portfolio Review

7:30–9:00 p.m. The 2011 AIGA Type Quiz

9:00–11:00 p.m. Film Night: Marian Bantjes, Graphic Artist, presented by lynda.com

Saturday, October 15

7:15–9:00 a.m. Monotype Imaging breakfast workshop

7:30–9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast in the Design Fair

7:45–8:45 a.m. Speaker roundtables

9:00–10:30 a.m. General session:

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Affinity sessions (choose one to attend):

12:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own); sponsor exhibits open in the Design Fair

1:00–2:00 p.m. Speaker roundtables

2:30–3:45 p.m. Affinity sessions (choose one to attend):

4:30–6:30 p.m. General session:

7:30–11:00 p.m. Closing party, sponsored by  

Sunday, October 16

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Town Hall meeting

Please note: All schedules and speakers are subject to change without prior notice. Registered attendees will be notified of significant changes in the weeks leading up to the event.

 

Get ready for Command X: Season 3!

One of the most popular parts of AIGA’s biennial design conference is our live, on-stage search for the next design star. Check out the hilarious and inspiring videos from 2009 to get a taste of what’s coming in October.

Sheraton deadline extended

The hotel deadline has been extended at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel—rooms at the conference rate are still available so make your reservations now!