AIGA Design for Social Value Conference

October 9-10, 2012

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

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Member type
AIGA member, Supporter and above $725
AIGA member, Contributor
AIGA Friend, Nonmember $1,050
AIGA Student member
AIGA Educator member


What’s included

Your conference registration includes admission to all sessions. Pre- and post-conference events may require separate, additional fees.
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Registration policies

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA conferences and activities, in corresponding publications, in AIGA‘s archives and on AIGA‘s website.

Substitutions must be from member to member or from nonmember to nonmember, otherwise the difference in per person registration fees is due.

Prefer to register by mail or fax? Download the PDF registration form and return it with payment to AIGA. ($25 per person processing fee applies).

Cancellation policy

AIGA will refund 50 percent of conference fees paid for cancellations made between June 7 and September 10, 2012. No refunds will be available after September 10, 2012. All ticket sales for pre- and post-conference events are final; no refunds will be granted.

Conference is subject to cancellation or change. Liability is limited to funds remitted for conference registration and sponsorship fees. Speakers are subject to change without prior notice.


Am I eligible for the educator rate?

At this time, the educator rate is available to AIGA members who identify as educators in the AIGA design community. The rate is determined by your current membership status.

Am I eligible for the student rate?

At this time, the student rate is available to AIGA members who identify as students in the AIGA design community. The rate is determined by your current membership status.
Can I view the sessions I registered for online?
The confirmation email you received at the time you registered includes a link to your registration record. You can also still log in to view your registration record or add a workshop. Click here and enter the email address you registered with and the reference number you received via email.
Will a packet be mailed to us before the conference?

All conference materials will be received onsite when you check in at registration. This includes a full conference program and name badge.
What do registration fees cover and how are they set?

The registration fee for participants includes attendance at all conference main-stage presentations and the opening reception on Tuesday night. Continental breakfast and light refreshment breaks will be provided on Wednesday. Lunch and dinner will be on your own.

The fees are set to make the experience both memorable and affordable. Typically the per person cost of putting on the conference is about three times the registration fee.
Can I buy a one-day pass to the conference?

AIGA offers only full-conference registration to its events. The experience and the pricing for the conference are based on participants attending the entire conference. Based on experience, we have determined that it is neither economically nor administratively feasible for our small staff to offer partial registrations and to oversee compliance. As such, it would be unfair to those paying full registration to allow those purchasing a partial registration to experience the full conference by violating the intent of a partial registration.
Do you offer any comp registrations?

We do not offer complimentary registrations to anyone, including board members and chapter leadership. This policy is based on a firm commitment to equity and fairness. We respect our customers who pay for the conference and will not violate their trust.
Can I get a press pass for the conference?

AIGA, the professional association for design, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution. Our activities are designed to benefit our members, who also support those activities. Therefore, only a limited number of press passes may be available for editorial staff serving publications that are likely to provide coverage of the event and share the news with a broader audience. Members of the press who are intrigued by the content are encouraged to attend.
We apply our policies consistently and fairly to avoid situations in which designers with limited means are subsidizing participation by others. This is the only way we know to remain fair to our members who support us all year and also pay to attend our conferences. To apply for a press pass, send us a proposal for consideration. Under no circumstance will non-editorial staff or more than one writer from a single publication receive a press pass.
Is video of speakers from AIGA conferences available?

To share the content from the conference with a wider audience and allow attendees to relive the experience, AIGA will make every effort to post video, transcripts and presentations of all the main stage presentations on the AIGA website.