Tuesday, May 11  

Optional add-on workshops in two tracks. Registration for each workshop is $30*.
* (re)Introducing Yourself to the Workforce is free for student attendees.
 

Business and Teams Track

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Resilience in Ourselves and Our Teams

Resilience – what is it? What is it not? How do you continuously cultivate it for yourself and your team during this time?
With a global pandemic, the continued fight for racial justice, an intense election season, and so many other reasons – responding with a strong sense of resiliency can help one weather the storms. During the pandemic, Ariba led multiple teams through various projects which required them to shift how they work, on-top of migrating to remote-first work. You will hear how they reimagined collaboration, communication, and processes to reduce the stress load while maintaining forward momentum.
In this workshop, Ariba will demystify resilience and we will explore how to lead your teams while keeping their resiliency in mind and what learnings to bring into the post COVID work life.

The Workshop will cover:
Explore the different between resilience, hustle culture and survival
Understand what it takes to create and nurture resilience in ourselves and our teams
How to codesign team collaboration, communication and ways of working
How to nurture team rituals that cultivate team safety and trust
Create a self resilience toolkit

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Negotiating Projects for Success and then Keeping Them on Track

Experienced designers know that negotiating the scope of work, budget, and schedule are key challenges at the start of every potential project. They also understand that surprises may come up later on. This fast-moving workshop will share insider tips for defining and planning each project so that it’s do-able, and provide expert advice for staying on track and producing good work according to that plan. We’ll compare and contrast the challenges faced by design firms working directly with end clients, those with projects subcontracted to them from other outside firms, and those brought in to collaborate with an in-house creative department.

Students and Emerging Designers Track

12:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
(re)Introducing Yourself to the Workforce

Join members of the AIGA Design Educators Community for a robust lineup of programming at the AIGA Design + Business Conference Workshops on May 11th. We are thrilled to host panels and presentations on various topics from season professionals who will discuss applying to jobs, to marketing yourself, interviewing, and negotiating. The day begins at 12:00 p.m. ET and will culminate in a mixer for attendees.

This workshop is free for student attendees.

Line-up:
12:00 p.m.: Marketing yourself / Charging for your work
1:00 p.m.: Applying / Resumes
2:00 p.m.: Break
2:30 p.m.: Interviewing
3:30 p.m.: Negotiating / Knowing your value / Starting a new job
4:30 p.m.: Break
5:00 p.m.: Mixer

Wednesday, May 12  

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
Fireside Chat with AIGA Executive Director & Tim Riley, Warby Parker

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.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
General Session

Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to the process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what," as host George Garrastegui dives into the creative process behind A Living History of the LGBTQ Movement and TikTok.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
General Session

Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to the process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what," as host George Garrastegui dives into the creative process behind Ringling College of Art and Design and #WombStories.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
Salon

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.

Thursday, May 13 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
Fireside Chat with AIGA Executive Director & Scott Belsky, Adobe

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.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
General Session

Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to the process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what," as host George Garrastegui dives into the creative process behind Ten Little and Lighten the Load.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
General Session

Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to the process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what," as host George Garrastegui dives into the creative process behind Bature Brewery and Afterpay.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
Salon
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.

Friday, May 14 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
Fireside Chat with AIGA Executive Director & Attica Alexis Jaques, Google
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.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
General Session

Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to the process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what," as host George Garrastegui dives into the creative process behind Debut Capital and Win Black / Pa'lante.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
General Session

Uncover insights to understand what drove successful collaboration and communication, listen to the process, and explore the decisions that informed the final product. We’re interested in the “how” and “why” behind the “what," as host George Garrastegui dives into the creative process behind Pfizer and The Virtual March on Washington.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
Salon
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.