AIGA Design for Social Value Conference

October 9-10, 2012

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

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Tuesday, October 9 & Wednesday, October 10

Roundtable discussions are a great opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with design leaders, speakers and industry experts, and to meet other attendees with similar interests. Roundtables are a great way to enhance your conference experience, and they’re available to attendees at no charge.

The following roundtables require pre-registration. To keep the conversation groups intimate, each roundtable is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required, and waiting lists are available for sold-out sessions. If you are already registered for "Gain" click here to sign up.

Tuesday, October 9, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Industry roundtables, presented by Aquent

Join design leaders and Aquent industry experts to discuss the trials, tribulations, triumphs and trends in the industries designers are working within today. Whether you are in-house or simply interested in a specific industry, you'll have the chance to share knowledge and inspiration with your fellow attendees.

These roundtables are presented by Aquent, the only global staffing company dedicated to marketing and creative services exclusively for Fortune 1000 companies. Refreshments will be served.

Each design leader will be joined by an Aquent industry expert:


Please note that Tuesday's roundtables and two professional development workshops run concurrently and you may only attend one activity during that time slot.

Wednesday, October 10, 7:45–8:45 a.m.

Breakfast roundtables (SOLD OUT)

Continental breakfast will be provided for all attendees beginning at 7:30 a.m. so grab your breakfast and coffee, and begin your day with networking and conversation.

  • Sarah Brooks, director of social innovation, Hot Studio (SOLD OUT)
  • Richard Grefé, executive director, AIGA (SOLD OUT)
  • Phil Hamlett, director, School of Graduate Graphic Design, Academy of Art University (SOLD OUT)
  • Doug Powell, president, AIGA, and creative director, Schwartz Powell (SOLD OUT)