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Need to grow your office? Connect with 40+ students in Chicago at the SEGD Conference!

Xplorer East Philadelphia
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The Technology Skills You Need to Create Next-Gen Digital Projects!

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The Technology Skills You Need to Create Next-Gen Digital Project

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New York Rising at Brookfield Place

Post 9/11, downtown Manhattan has been undergoing a major revitalization that has seen redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, the construction of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and a new Fulton Street subway station. In late 2014, another major milestone was completed: the reinvention of the mighty World Financial Center—the Cesar Pelli-designed complex built in the 1980s across from the World Trade Center—as an 8 million-square-foot office, retail, arts, and dining destination.

Creative Edge at 2015 SEGD Conference/NEXPO
Meet Your Makers at the 2015 SEGD Conference NEXPO

The difference between a good project and a great one is having the right partners on your team. NEXPO is the day-long industry supplier and maker exhibition during the 2015 SEGD Conference: Experience Chicago June 4-6. Looking for new fabricators to help bring your ideas into reality? Need to research ADA signage or sustainable processes for your next project? Whether you’re looking for collaboration, information, or inspiration, NEXPO is the right place for you!

There’s still time to register for the full conferenceJune 4-6 in Chicago! Or you can also get a one-day NEXPO pass!

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Get the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

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Investigate the area. Spend a couple minutes of quality time with google maps and explore the local dining options, places to pick up necessities and points of interest.

Review your schedule. Take a look at the agenda again, and see what tours and events you’ve signed up for. Decide what sessions you definitely do not want to miss, and which ones you are low priority for you.

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Student Influx!

For the first time ever this year, one in eight participants at the SEGD Conference will be a student!

SEGD is already experiencing record membership highs, and this influx of student members just adds to the wave of excitement building in the organization in anticipation of the conference June 4-6 in Chicago.

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Feeling Adventurous?


Feeling thirsty and adventurous? After all, your evenings are your own at the SEGD Conference, so why not take advantage? 

In the spirit of entropy, and an urge to explore (did someone say xplore?), I present to you a few random (but really fun-sounding) ideas for your albeit limited free time during the 2015 SEGD Conference:

1. See some real Chicago Jazz, drink in hand at Jazz Showcase

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NanoLumens Telstra installation
NanoLumens Debuts High-Resolution Display

NanoLumens (Atlanta) installed the world’s first native 4K 2.5MM display at the newly redesigned Telstra Customer Insight Center in Sydney.

Mayer/Reed Gets Kudos for Portland Children's Museum

Mayer/Reed (Portland) was published in the March 2015 edition of Landscape Architecture magazine for its design of the Outdoor Adventure area at the Portland Children’s Museum.

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Reviving Downtown - Neon Applications
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:00
SEGD Chicago Chapter Bash
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 19:00
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A group of Portland designers (including former SEGD staffer Sara Naegelin) collaborated to investigate the state of design thinking, and have identified five broad themes that illustrate its universal benefits.

John Maeda gives a good justification for why design's value keeps growing in our increasingly technical world. User Experience counts for more than CPU speed or number of pixels and makes that case that the inflection point was mobile. It's all about experience!

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David Schwarz: Emerging Trends
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