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Program

Program

Below is a general outline of the “Make/Think” program schedule. Learn more about individual presentations and programming on the sub-pages above, or download a detailed schedule (2.7 MB). The full conference program will be available at the registration desk on-site.

Thursday, October 8

8:00 a.m.
Registration opens

8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Memphis Mojo tours (pre-registration required)

11:00–4:00 p.m.
Design Fair open to attendees

12:00–4:00 p.m.
Exhibits open in the Design Fair, including the Adobe Music Café, Aquent Career Lounge and Microsoft Game Lounge

12:30–2:30 p.m.
Memphis studio tours (pre-registration required)

1:00–3:45 p.m.
Student Symposium

1:30–3:30 p.m.
Professional development workshops (pre-registration required)

4:00–7:00 p.m.
Official conference kick-off with moderator Kurt Andersen, main stage speakers, first round of “Command X” and presentation of “20/20

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Opening Night Reception
Exhibits open in the Design Fair

9:00–10:00 p.m.
Mano-a-Mano competition

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Films: Objectified and PES shorts

10:30 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
FedEx Hub Tour (pre-registration required)

Friday, October 9

7:30–9:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
Design Fair open to attendees
Hands-on studio activities
Adobe Breakfast Workshop (pre-registration required)

7:45–8:45 a.m.
Roundtables (pre-registration required)

8:15–9:00 a.m.
Microsoft Hands-on Demo in the Design Fair

9:00–10:30 a.m.
Community session with moderator Kurt Andersen and main stage speakers

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Affinity sessions (choose one)
Beyond the Desktop
Experience Design
Facebook Design: An Inside Look
Hatch Show Print: One Hundred Years of Hand-set Graphic Design
Improving Design Education for School-age Kids
In-house: In-frastructure
Looking Back/Looking Forward: Mentoring and the Economic Future of Design, sponsored by Sappi Fine Paper
Pricing Your Work
The Living Design Principles

12:15–2:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
Design Fair open to attendees
Hands-on studio activities
Adobe Lunch Workshop (pre-registration required)

12:45–1:45 p.m.
Roundtables (pre-registration required)

2:15–3:30 p.m.
Affinity sessions (choose one)
Branding in a Design-conscious World
Design Legends Dish: Advice From Two AIGA Medalists
Design Research Outreach to Business, Government and Society
Illuminating the Energy Issue
In-house: In-position
Intercultural Design
The Art and Science of New Business Development
Wisdom of Communities; Inspiring Communities

4:00–6:30 p.m.
Community session with moderator Kurt Andersen, main stage speakers and second round of “Command X,” presented by Neenah Paper

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Happy Hour in the Design Fair
Design Fair open to attendees

6:45–8:00 p.m.
Student Portfolio Review (pre-registration required)

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Hands-on studio activities

7:30 p.m.
2009 AIGA Typographic Quiz

9:00–11:00 p.m.
Films: Typeface and PES shorts

9:30 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Design Observer party, New Daisy Theater

10:30 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
FedEx Hub Tour (pre-registration required)

Saturday, October 10

7:30–9:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast
Design Fair open to attendees
Hands-on studio activities

7:45–8:45 a.m.
Roundtables

9:00–10:30 a.m.
Community session with moderator Kurt Andersen and main stage speakers

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Affinity sessions (choose one)
Chief Culture Officer
Design and Public Life
Design Education Internationally
Folding Sustainability into Your Life
From Shepard Fairey to Fair Use: What’s Law Got to Do With Us?
In-house: In-dividuals
Live and Graphic: When Worlds Collide
Making/Thinking Culturally: Transcultural Aesthetics and Contemporary Design
Redesigning Design
The End of Problem Solving

12:15–2:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
Design Fair open to attendees
Hands-on studio activities

12:30–2:00 p.m.
Express Yourself–Portrait

12:45–1:45 p.m.
Roundtables

1:30–2:15 p.m.
Microsoft Hands-on Demo in the Design Fair

2:15–3:30 p.m.
Affinity sessions (choose one)
Art Direction on the Web
Branding Obama
Cross-cultural Design Panel
Doing Right Design Ethics in a Global Community
Eco-Tools for Today and Strategies for Tomorrow
In-house: In-depth
Make/Think/Change: Thoughts on Design and Social Innovation
Managing Through the Recession
Moving Graphics: The Story of Communication through Time-based Design
Secrets of Typographic Success

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Closing community session with moderator Kurt Andersen and main stage speakers, final round of “Command X” and closing remarks

8:00–10:00 p.m.
Closing night celebrations on Beale Street

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Sunday, October 11

Post-conference activities

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Town hall meeting with AIGA Executive Director Richard Grefé and the AIGA national board of directors

As AIGA approaches its centennial in 2014, be a part of the discussion about where the organization and the profession are heading next. There will be a brief introduction sharing the mandate AIGA is following currently, followed by a chance for the audience to raise any issues of interest and to ask questions of the executive director and board.

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