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We don’t think creativity thrives in a blank convention center; we think it deserves fresh air.
AIGA MN 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.
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 at past years’ Design Camps.
- Access to all five renowned keynote speaker presentations
- Access to three curated workshops
- Access to the Business Expo and Friday Cocktail Hour (Plaid Ball)
- Specially curated recreation experiences throughout the weekend
- Welcome bag with iconic Design Camp swag
- Refreshments during breaks throughout the weekend (meal plans available separately)
Registration includes the conference event only. Lodging and food are booked separately.
Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN | Oct. 27-29, 2023
Lodging is booked separately through Gull Lake.
The AIGA Minnesota Diversity & Inclusion Committee would like to offer grants to under-represented designers who might not otherwise attend and benefit from Design Camp 2023. Each year, the number of grants has grown; we are aiming to support at least 10 attendees with free conference admission to the October 27–29 conference.
Student Tickets: $330 for the first 60 students. AIGA Minnesota offers 60 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 identify as under-represented in the design/creative/advertising/marketing community and would like to attend the October 27-29 weekend conference — apply for a grant to cover your admission costs and an AIGA membership. Not all scholarships will include food or lodging. We want you among us! Details for the application process are here. Applications open August 28th at 8am and close September 29th at 5pm. Notifications will be sent out on October 6th.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Printing and Paper Sponsors
Interested in supporting Design Camp® 2023: State of Create? Contact Heather at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities!
If you register and are unable to attend, firstly, we would be sorry to hear that. Secondly, please email [email protected] by October 1, 2023 for a 50% refund of conference fees. Cancellations after October 1, 2023 will not be refunded. Additional fees may apply where applicable.
Lodging cancellations must be handled by contacting Gull Lake directly. The 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.
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.