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Got a burning question about what’s going on in Memphis? We hope you’ll find the answer below, but if you still have questions after reading this page please contact us.

What do registration fees cover and how are they set?

The registration fee for participants includes attendance at all conference community sessions and affinity sessions, the Opening Night Reception on Thursday night and the Networking Happy Hour on Friday night. Continental breakfast and light refreshment breaks will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Lunch and dinner will be on your own.

The fees are set to make the experience both memorable and affordable. Typically the per person cost of putting on the conference is about three times the registration fee.

Can we get a discount for group registrations?

Discounts are available for three or more people registering from the same company. You must complete the group registration form and send it to AIGA by mail or fax together with payment in full.

Can I buy a one-day pass to the conference?

AIGA offers only full-conference registration to its events. The experience and thepricing for the conference are based on participants attending the entire conference. Based on experience, we have determined that it is neither economically nor administratively feasible for our small staff to offer partial registrations and to oversee compliance. As such, it would be unfair to those paying full registration to allow those purchasing a partial registration to experience the full conference by violating the intent of a partial registration.

Guest tickets are available for purchase at My AIGA for the Opening Night Reception, Networking Happy Hour or all evening events.

Do you offer any comp registrations?

We do not offer complimentary registrations to anyone, including board members and chapter leadership. This policy is based on a firm commitment to equity and fairness. We respect our customers who pay for the conference and will not violate their trust.

Can I get a press pass for the conference?

AIGA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution. Our activities are designed to benefit our members, who also support those activities. Therefore, only a limited number of press passes may be available for editorial staff serving publications that are likely to provide coverage of the event and share the news with a broader audience. Members of the press who are intrigued by the content are encouraged to attend.

We apply our policies consistently and fairly to avoid situations in which designers with limited means are subsidizing participation by others. This is the only way we know to remain fair to our members who support us all year and also pay to attend our conferences. To apply for a press pass, send us a proposal for consideration. Under no circumstance will non-editorial staff or more than one writer from a single publication receive a press pass.

Are videos of speakers from AIGA conferences available?

To share the content from the conference with a wider audience and allow attendees to relive the experience, AIGA will make every effort to post video, transcripts and presentations of all the main stage presentations on the AIGA website.


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