Why Should I Attend
Design Camp®?

Madden's on Gull Lake

Unbeatable Price

Gain invaluable resources for you and your business from the most affordable regional design conference in the nation.

Internationally Renowned Speakers

Be inspired by five keynote presentations from design professionals at the top of their games. Learn best practices and unique approaches to design thinking.

Hands-On Workshops

Develop, expand, and sharpen your skill sets in a variety of design practices. Learn to approach design problems from new perspectives. Gain the skills to grow and protect your business.

Networking Opportunities

Take advantage of intimate opportunities to network with colleagues, speakers, and workshop presenters. Establish go-to connections to help with future problem solving. Begin to build relationships that could play an important role in your career and the success of your business.


Sometimes, Indian Summers happen at Design Camp.



Volunteer Matt Ludvigson enjoys the weekend’s activities, which include everything from trivia to design-focused workshops to keynote speakers to networking happy hours… and much more!



Design Camp offers creatives of every background that sought-after “safe” environment to open up their sketchbooks and compare notes (and doodles) in a collaborative, inspired fashion.


A snapshot of some of the leading ladies in design, illustration, education, business, UX / UI, and animation: Keynote speakers hail from all over the country to gather at this annual event, bestowing their experiences and knowledge on green and seasoned campers alike.


Photographer Ken Friberg helps organize archives that later served as content in local keynote Sue Crolick’s presentation.


President’s Dinner is a special evening where volunteers, AIGA Minnesota board members, and guest presenters enjoy a fabulous meal together and break the ice to start Design Camp weekend on a high note.


Keynotes like Louise Fili have graced the stage at AIGA Minnesota Design Camp®. The AIGA Minnesota board and camp committee work hard to select local, national, and international keynote speakers they know will provide amazing presentations and inspire campers with unforgettable stories—and truly great portfolios.


That said, keynotes get to have their fun at Design Camp®, too! Camp is a rare place where world-renowned designer and budding student get to hang out together in an honest, unintimidating environment.


The Classic Flannel Shot. Youbetcha.