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A Tradition Over Time

"A Tradition Over Time" celebrates the rich history of the AIGA Design Conference through oral tradition. Hear, see and experience 20 years of diverse artifacts and perspectives, engaging and informative dialogues, and serendipitous networking and events that epitomize the design conference.

design: AIGA Design Conference September 15-18, 2005 Boston,  the Hynes Convention Center

Design Conference 2005

The biennial AIGA Design Conference is the largest design conference in the world, bringing together 2,500 designers from all disciplines of design. AIGA, as the oldest and largest design association in the United States, provides thought-provoking programming that stimulates thinking about new boundaries of design for professionals and the value of design to society and business.

The conference spanned two and a half days, with main-stage presentations, as well as smaller sessions involving nearly 100 presenters. The conference content celebrated design excellence and creativity, while reinforcing the sense of community among creative professionals. Our host presenter throughout the conference was John Hockenberry (author and correspondent), who has hosted the AIGA Design Conference for nearly a decade. Just a few of the main-stage speakers included: Ellen Lupton, Paula Scher, DJ Spooky, Ze Frank, Stefan Sagmeister and Massimo and Lella Vignelli.