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Design Camp® 2013

The annual pilgrimage to northern Minnesota, Design Camp® is our premiere event and the largest regional conference in the country.

4 6 October 2013

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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.

6 speakers

  • Debbie Millman @debbiemillman President, Design Sterling Brands; Chair, Masters in Branding, School of Visual Arts
  • Jessica Hische @jessicahische Letterer & Procrastiworker

5 sessions

Day 1 Friday 4th October 2013

Day 2 Saturday 5th October 2013

Day 3 Sunday 6th October 2013

9 known attendees

  • Design Camp®
  • Renee Ebert
  • debbie millman
  • Jessica Hische
  • Francisco Inchauste
  • Mikey Burton
  • Mark Pollard
  • Able Parris

3 people tracking this event

  • David Nunez
  • Victor Leung
  • Melissa Monte

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