Design Conferences


Dates, expenses, and locations are subject to change. Most prices do not include costs for travel, hotels, or food. To save money, look for student or volunteer discounts. Early registration generally offers discounts as well.

If you can’t afford to go to a conference, there are usually some videos posted online of panels and keynote speakers.

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SIGGRAPH

Location: Anaheim California, West Coast
Date: June 24-28
Registration: $1,400, $650 for Student ACM members
Description: Computer Science, Animation, Technology Convention

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Cartoon Forum

Location: Toulouse, France
Date: Sep 11-14
Registration: Follow Submission Guidelines
Description: Animated Television Pitch Convention

VIEW Conference

Location: Turin, Italy
Date: Oct 23-27
Registration: €175-685
Description: VFX and Technology Conference

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SEGD Conference

Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: June 8- 11
Registration: Free for SEGD Student Members ($45 membership)
Description: Design Conference

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AIGA Design Conference

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Oct 17-19
Registration: $375 for Student Members
Description: Design Conference

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HOW Design Live

Location: Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta
Date: May 19-23
Registration: ?
Description: Design Conference

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Typographics

Location: New York City, New York
Date: June 13- 28
Registration: ?
Description: Typography Conference

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Brand New Conference

Location: Nashville Tennessee
Date: September 15-16
Registration: $250 Students
Description: Branding and Logo Design Conference

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PopTech

Location: Camden, Maine
Date: October 20- 22
Registration: $2,000
Description: Technology, Design, Science, Arts, Entrepreneurship Summit

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DesignerCon

Location: Pasadena, California
Date: November 19-20
Registration: $10-$25
Description: Toys and Collectibles Design Expo

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Adobe MAX

Location: San Diego, California
Date: November 2-4
Registration: Student ID $299, Regular Price $1,395
Description: Technology, Design, Photography Conference

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Interaction 16

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Date: March 1-4
Registration: ?
Description: Interactive Design and Technology Conference

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Typo

Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: May 12-14
Registration: Students $280
Description: Design Conference

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Design Indaba

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: Feb 17-19
Registration: $750 Student Discount
Description: Design and Social Change Conference

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Game Developers Conference

Location: San Francisco, California
Date: March 14-18
Registration: $2,000
Description: Game Development Conference

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Independent Games Festival

Location: Berkeley, California
Date: March 14-18
Submissions: Oct 26 Deadline
Description: Games Festival

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East Coast Game Conference

Location: Raleigh, NC
Date: April 19-22
Registration:
Description: Game Conference

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TED Talks

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date: April 24-28, 2017
Registration: ?
Description: Inspiration and Ideas Conference