Design Camp 2013 is SOLD OUT
Get ready to step outside your Cubicle Comfort Zone™ and start rubbing elbows (assuming you’re packing your elbow-rubbing powder). Leave beige walls, copy machines and awkward elevator interactions behind for a broader range of hues and tones. It’s time for Design Camp 2013. Gather ‘Round.
We have a lot of exciting things in store for Design Camp this year, so check out the links on the left navigation to learn about speakers, workshops, and more. Follow Design Camp on Facebook and @designcamp on Twitter to get the inside scoop on the latest developments as they roll out.
Since 1980, Design Camp® has been AIGA Minnesota’s premiere event and the largest regional design conference in the country. Held annually in late September/early October at a lodge in northern Minnesota, this event sets the standard for design conferences across the country.
Design Camp provides an atypical conference structure, mixing indoor and outdoor activities with both educational and social events.
Design Camp lasts for three days. Campers arrive Friday morning for registration and depart Sunday afternoon. Five keynote speakers set the tone for camp, while small-group workshops and creative sessions follow each presentation. Attendees (referred to as “campers”) stay in lakefront cabins or golf-friendly condos and meet in the main lodge for events and meals. Friday and Saturday nights offer much socializing and tend to run late into the night.
The conference averages 350 total attendees, including campers, speakers, presenters, sponsors, and vendors. Campers come primarily from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, and Canada. Most campers are graphic designers and art directors or involved in the graphic arts (photographers, illustrators, educators, copywriters, etc.)—but all are welcome.
This year, Design Camp has some amazing keynote speakers and workshops lined up. Don’t miss out on keynote presentations from the likes of Jessica Hische, Christian Saylor, Mikey Burton, Debbie Millman, and Mark Pollard & Able Parris.
If those aren’t enough to get you excited, you better pack an extra pair of socks because this year’s workshops just might knock your socks off! Talk about the internet with Russ Maschmeyer & Jessica Hische, learn what it’s like to build a design business from Brent Stickels & Ron Fleming of YYES, geek out about typography with Jeremy Mickel, or check out some of the other awesome workshops.
And don’t forget about the collaboration lunches. This popular event allows campers and presenters an opportunity to talk in small groups on topics otherwise not covered during the weekend. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.
With speakers and events like these, it’s easy to understand why many in the design community consider Design Camp to be the event of the year. This is truly an ideal setting in which to meet the leaders of the design community.
AIGA Minnesota sincerely appreciates the support of our generous sponsors and the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to this year’s Design Camp.
Navitor – Official Bronze Sponsor of AIGA Minnesota