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AIGA Design Conference   October 13-16, Phoenix, Arizona


Roundtable discussions happen over breakfast or lunch with one of our speakers, notable designers, AIGA Medalists or board members, offering a great opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with one of your design heroes and to meet other attendees with similar interests. Roundtables are a great way to enhance your conference experience, and they’re available to attendees at no charge.

Friday, October 14, 7:45–8:45 a.m.
  • Jennifer Daniel, graphics director, Bloomberg Businessweek (SOLD OUT)

  • Liz Danzico, chair, MFA in Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts (SOLD OUT)
  • Sarah Drummond, service designer, Snook (SOLD OUT)
  • Ric Grefé, executive director, AIGA (SOLD OUT)
  • Allan Haley, director of words and letters, Monotype Imaging (SOLD OUT)
Friday, October 14, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Andy Epstein, cofounder, InSource (SOLD OUT)
  • Dawn Hancock, owner and managing director, Firebelly Design (SOLD OUT)
  • Derek Howard, industrial concept designer, Disney (SOLD OUT)
  • Jon Kolko, director and founder, Austin Center for Design (SOLD OUT)
  • Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (SOLD OUT)
  • Paul Nini, Cumulus, International Associate of Colleges of Art, Design and Media (SOLD OUT)
  • Brian Nemhauser, director of product management, Adobe (SOLD OUT)
  • Mig Reyes, graphic designer, threadless and (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 15, 7:45–8:45 a.m.
Saturday, October 15, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram (SOLD OUT)
  • Debbie Millman, managing partner and president, design division, Sterling Brands (SOLD OUT)
  • Shel Perkins, management advisor, Shel Perkins & Associates (SOLD OUT)
  • Holly Willis and Ruki Ravikumar, AIGA Design Research Journal (SOLD OUT)
  • Sandy Speicher, lead, IDEO's Design for Learning domain (SOLD OUT)
  • DJ Stout, partner, Pentagram (SOLD OUT)

To keep the conversation groups intimate, each roundtable is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required, and you may only sign up for one roundtable over the course of the conference. Waiting lists are available for sold-out sessions.

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!