The grant organizers Jenny Price and Katrin Loss set forth several months of EMERGE 2.0 Innovate grant planning into high gear, on-boarding the stellar design thinking facilitation team. We are excited to bring together a talented group of participants to lead the first-of-its-kind AIGA cross-chapter online, fully distributed, design thinking workshop series.

Thanks to the 2017 AIGA Innovate Grant awarded, the goal is to grow and expand EMERGE to reach new, more diverse audiences, members, and prospective members, 0-5 years after graduation—in partnership with the AIGA national Diversity and Inclusion task-force and chapter leaders who have produced EMERGE offerings to-date. We are excited to announce the EMERGE 2.0 workshop participants representing from 18 different chapters.

Inaugural 2017 EMERGE 2.0 participants

These 28 participants convened using several online collaborative tools, participating in a design thinking workshop series which took place during the month of October. This series incorporates the IBM Design Thinking framework, facilitated by Jenny Price and Katrin Loss along with a team of facilitators gathered from the AIGA and IBM F.Act Summits held earlier this year.

We are excited to bring this to life and grow EMERGE collectively, for the betterment of our communities and across all chapters. Look for additional updates as to the workshop learnings and outcomes to be shared.

AIGA Innovate grant organizers and lead facilitators

Jenny Price
Jenny Price
President Council Chair, AIGA National and President Emeritus, AIGA Minnesota
Katrin Loss
Katrin Loss
President, AIGA Minnesota

Facilitators

Amber Atkins
Amber Atkins
Director of Education + Mentorship, AIGA Austin
Art Thompson
Art Thompson
AIGA Austin
Doug Stucky
Doug Stucky
President Emeritus, AIGA Wichita
Frances Yllana
Frances Yllana
President Emeritus, AIGA Dallas Fort Worth and CoChair, Design For Democracy (AIGA National)
John Murray
John Murray
AIGA Austin
Taylor Bingham
Taylor Bingham
AIGA Austin
Joe Carter-Brown
Joe Carter-Brown
President, AIGA Baltimore

Workshop Participants

Lucy Bennett
Lucy Bennett
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, AIGA Atlanta
Katlynn Almansor
Katlynn Almansor
EMERGE Program Chair, AIGA Blue Ridge
Cathy Bruce
Cathy Bruce
President, AIGA Blue Ridge
Nekita Thomas
Nekita Thomas
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and Education + Community Committee, AIGA Chicago
Jacinda Walker
Jacinda Walker
Chair, AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, AIGA Cleveland
Caitlin LeMoine
Caitlin LeMoine
Communications Coordinator, AIGA El Paso
Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, AIGA Kansas City
Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
Secretary, AIGA Minnesota
Kelly O'Donnell
Kelly O’Donnell
Associate Director, Career Stages, AIGA Minnesota
Megan Cary
Megan Cary
President, AIGA Mobile
Andrew Bass Jr.
Andrew Bass Jr.
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force - Guidance and Support Committee, AIGA New York
Sue Bohorquez
Sue Bohorquez
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and Treasurer, AIGA Rhode Island
Diolinda Monteiro
Diolinda Monterio
Co-Director, Education, AIGA San Diego
Jasmine Jimenez
Jasmine Jimenez
Chapter Admininstrator, AIGA San Diego
James Holt
James Holt
Student Events Director, AIGA Seattle
Gage Mitchell
Gage Mitchell
Incoming Presidents Council Chair and President Emeritus, AIGA Seattle
Alli Havens
Alli Havens
AIGA Upstate New York
Phim Her
Phim Her
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force - Programming Committee, AIGA Washington, DC
Raksa Yin
Raksa Yin
Emerge Chair, AIGA Washington, DC

Update: Mark your calendar as the 2018 EMERGE Awareness Week is confirmed to be held Sept 24 – Oct 3, 2018.

For more information for how to get involved or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jenny Price and Katrin Loss.