Evolvedesign – Roundtable Discussion



AIGA Minnesota Welcomes
New Board Members

Minnesota is pleased to announce that a number of new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors, effective immediately.

January 13th, 5:00pm
until 9:00pm

Willey Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank

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In the 60s, graphic design changed the visual landscape. 50 years later, the ground continues to shift. Will Minnesota remain a design center?

Come spend an evening with 13 leaders as they look at where design was, is, and needs to go. Communication Arts‘ editor, Patrick Coyne, moderates.

Panelists include: Phyllis Aragaki, Bernard Canniffe, Joe Duffy, John DuFresne, Tim Eaton, Tim Larsen, Monica Little, Eric Madsen, Steven McCarthy, Travis Olson, Jason Rysavy, Peter Seitz, Bill Thorburn

Date: January 13, 2011

Location: Willey Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank
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Time: Reception with a cash bar from 5 to 6 p.m.  Roundtable begins at 6 p.m. and will go to 9 p.m. with two intermissions.  Session one will discuss the origin and early years of design in Minnesota.  Session two will discuss how the graphic design marketplace has evolved through the years to today.  Session three will focus on what the future of design looks like with a special discussion about the role of regional education.

Ticket Pricing:

Parking: Charged by the hour, sliding scale. Ramp parking about $8 to $10. Lot parking about $7 to $10. Meters (.5 mile away) are $1.25 per hour with a 2-hour limit.

Panelists: Click for a short biography on the moderator and each of the panelists.

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Register for Event and Meal: click here if you would like to order a boxed dinner (assorted wraps and condiments) for an additional $11.

Order meal only: click here if you have already registered but would like to order a meal separately.

Please check back soon for event details and more information, or email Sherwin Schwartzrock at  veterandesigners@aigaminnesota.org.

Responses to Evolvedesign – Roundtable Discussion

  1. I am an Emeritus graphic design professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead. My Question is: Am I allowed to register as faculty? My wife, a homemaker, has also indicated interest in attending. What would be her fee for this event? I await your response, Thank you.

  2. Phil, I will call you to work out all of the wrinkles. I’m so glad you are planning on coming. There will be lots of people (including myself) who will be excited to see you there.

  3. I am a student of the University of Minnesota, but I am not an AIGA member. Am I considered for the student price? If so, how might I register?

  4. Sharon, contact me directly at 952.994.7625 and I’ll take care of you. And thanks for your interest in the event!

  5. As of Wednesday, registration has passed 600 attendees… it looks like we will have a full house. See you all soon.

  6. Hello, I am an AIGA member and a graphic designer living in Minneapolis.

    I am a hearing-impaired person. I already signed up for the event and I would like to have ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters to be present at the EvolveDesign Roundtable discussion. Can that be set up or do I have to request/hire interpreters on my own?

    Thank you and see you soon at the event!

  7. Can I get in for free as a theoretical and conceptual work of Minnesota graphic design?

  8. Will this event be broadcast online or available online at a later date?

  9. Alex, I’m sorry to say I don’t have the ability to help you. So sorry.

    Pete, theoretically and conceptually speaking, you’ll have to purchase a ticket like everyone else. (:

    Ryan, we are video recording the event. We’re not clear how that edited video will be used at this moment.

  10. I keep trying to register for the event online, but I get a message that says, “Sorry, but that page could not be loaded. Please use your browser’s Back button to return to the previous page or use the site navigation to go to another section of the website.” I’ve tried two different browsers and another computer. Will tickets be sold at the door?

  11. I’m noticing quite a few people have had trouble registering online. I deeply apologize for the trouble, but others have had success when they tried again. We have had a lot of interest in this event so it may be due to the intense last-minute traffic. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience.

  12. We’ve now hit 700 registered attendees!

  13. Are tickets still available at the door for this evening’s event?

  14. Even though we have technically sold out, we anticipate not everyone holding a ticket will come, so yes, we will sell tickets at the door.

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