Fri, Oct 5th, 8:00am - Sun, Oct 7th 1:00pm
Madden’s on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd MN 56401

  • Trustee $265
  • Design Leader $265
  • Sustaining $265
  • Supporter $265
  • Contributor $295
  • Educator $265
  • Student $195
  • Non-Member $485

We don’t think creativity thrives in a blank convention center; we think it deserves fresh air.

Design Camp is a unique conference where we take the our profession and passion to the great outdoors. We pair premier thinkers, speakers, and design icons with the beauty of northern Minnesota to give you a full weekend to refresh and jumpstart your creativity.

Find your inspiration in the north woods.

Limited to 350 attendees, Design Camp will gather designers, artists, art directors, copywriters, web developers, students, educators, and other creative-minded folks who are ready to learn from each other. The day-to-day schedule consists of speakers, workshops, and activities to both teach specific skills, and relax your creativity and let your mind wander.

Take a look around past years’ Design Camps.


Madden’s On Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN.

Oct. 5-7, 2018


Registration includes event only. Lodging booked separately.
Register by Monday, August 6 for Early Bird Rates

Rates: Early Bird/Regular
Educator: $225 / $265
Contributor: $255 / $295
Supporter: $225 / $265
Sustaining: $225 / $265
Design Leader: $225 / $265
Trustee: $225 / $265
Non-Member: $485

Step One: Register for Design Camp


  • Five renowned keynote speaker presentations
  • Three curated workshops out of many options
  • Social and networking time
  • Specially curated recreation experiences throughout the weekend
  • Welcome bag with iconic Design Camp shirt
  • Refreshments during breaks throughout weekend (meal plans available separately)

Step Two: Book Lodging

Lodging is not included in the registration fee, so attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. We highly encourage attendees to stay onsite, as this provides convenient access to the entirety of the event. For lodging, check rates and availability at Madden’s on Gull Lake.

Event registration does not include lodging. You are responsible for your lodging and transportation.



Student Tickets: $145 for the first 100 students.
AIGA Minnesota offers 100 student tickets at a discounted rate. These tickets usually sell out, are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cannot be reserved in advance. Students who wish to attend Design Camp after student tickets are sold out are encouraged to purchase tickets at the Supporting Member rate. AIGA Minnesota cannot accept registration of blocks of students or process group payments.


If you register and are unable to attend, firstly, we would be sorry to hear that. Secondly, please email [email protected] by September 10, 2018 for a 50% refund of conference fees. Cancellations after September 10, 2018 will not be refunded. Additional fees may apply where applicable.

Lodging cancellations must be handled by contacting Madden’s directly. Conference is subject to cancellation or change. Liability is limited to funds remitted for conference registration. Speakers and presenters are subject to change without prior notice.

Privacy Policy

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos and audio/video recordings taken of you at the event or program for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Minnesota programs and activities, in corresponding publications, in AIGA Minnesota’s archives, and on AIGA Minnesota’s websites and social media presences. We will only get your good side.

Contact Leadership

Kaitlyn Bryan & Ashley Hohnstein
Co-Chairs, Design Camp®