AIGA Design + Business Conference

Fueling growth, delivering brand loyalty, and creating cultural impact and meaningful social change—design is at the heart of every successful business. Join us May 12–14 at the AIGA Design + Business Conference to see firsthand how design is impacting businesses in measurable ways.

3 Days. 12 Projects. Unlimited Insights.

Take a deep dive into the creative process as we discuss 12 notable, impactful, and innovative projects from the teams that created them. Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to their process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what.” 

Cap off each afternoon with a live unrecorded salon, hosted by each day’s presenters to dive deeper into the conversation, ask the burning questions you have, and get a true understanding of the ins-and-outs of their client-designer relationships. This experience will not only help you improve your next big project, but to encourage you to position your methodologies and approaches as a differentiator in the market.

Registration

Registration rates begin at $129 for AIGA members. Discounts are available for students and educators.

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Learn about our speakers, and how they create winning client relationships!

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Fireside Chats

Join AIGA's Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson, in conversation with design industry leaders and innovators. These conversations seek to inspire dynamic new conversations in and outside of the design community. All Fireside Chats will stream live on LinkedIn.

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Tim Riley Warby Parker Headshot

Tim Riley, Sr. Director, Experience Design, Warby Parker

Wednesday, May 12 11:00 a.m. ET

Scott Belsky Headshot Adobe

Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Adobe Creative Cloud

Thursday, May 13 11:00 a.m. ET

Attica Alexis Jaques, Google

Attica Alexis Jaques, Global Brand Marketing, Consumer Apps, Google

Friday, May 14 11:00 a.m. ET

The Details

    Nonmember    

    $299

     

    Member

    $179

     

    Educator*

    $99

     

    Student*

    $69

     

    Purchases of 4 or more tickets in one transaction will receive a 15% group discount. Group discount applies to the nonmember and member rates only.

    Or purchase a combo package for access to both the Design and Business Conference and the 2021 Design Conference for just $629!

    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 we get a discount for group registrations?
    Groups of 4 or more registering together will receive 15% off of each registration. Group discounts do not apply to registrations at our already subsidized student or educator rate. 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.

    For students and educators, A discounted rate is available for a group from the same institution registering together:
    For $500, register up to 10 attendees.
    For $1,000, register up to 25 attendees.
    All registrants must have the same institutional affiliation. For more information or to purchase the educational institution package, please email aiga_registrar@aiga.org or call 212-710-3133.

    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.

    What is your cancellation policy?
    For Design and Business Conference ticket cancellations:
    • AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made before April 1, 2021. 
    • No refunds will be available after April 1.
    For package ticket cancellations:
    • AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made before April 1, 2021.
    • For cancellations made between April 1 and September 1, AIGA will refund 20 percent of conference fees. 
    • No refunds will be available after September 1.

    How do I experience a virtual AIGA conference?
    Virtual events take place using our event platform and via Zoom. One week prior to the conference, registrants will receive a login, which will allow them access to Zoom links for Fireside Chats, general sessions, salons, and workshops.