Mark Your Calendar: Seattle Shines June 9-11

It’s never too early to start planning for SEGD’s annual gathering of the tribe. Webinars are fine and Skype is good, but there’s nothing like meeting old and new colleagues and friends in a great city. Join us for the 2016 SEGD Conference: Experience Seattle June 9-11! 

Seattle was not always the globally connected hub for tech start-ups and bio-tech innovation that it is now. Straight out of the natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest, innovation and industry have worked hand-in-hand to shape Seattle as a city, culture and destination. Along the way it has also become a center for design, technology and innovation. From city and transit-centric wayfinding to shaping the definition of place, the Emerald City has a rich legacy of communication design, art and placemaking in the built environment. We’ll explore this legacy of innovation and inspire YOU to follow your own road to reinvention! 

Seattle SEGD Chapter Co-Chairs Annelle Stotz and Russ Robert will welcome us to Seattle and set the stage for three days of experience, inspiration and innovation. Key conference themes will include Design Thinking, the Business of Design and Firm Leadership and Innovation. Highlights will include some SEGD traditions and new events, from signature project tours to Design Improv, a Young Designers’ track and a new Design Thinking Bootcamp. Here are some highlights:

Thursday June 9

Morning:  Welcome to Seattle

                 Young Designer Summit

Afternoon: Project and Studio Tours

                 Experiential Learning for Practice series

                 --Managing the Media-Centric Project
                 --Next-Generation Firm Leadership
                 --Negotiating Your Worth

Evening: President’s Reception

Friday, June 10

All day: NEXPO

Morning: From Scapes to Space: Shaping Seattle
               Epic Landscapes: Redefining the Waterfront
               Shaping Public Space with Art

Afternoon: Making and Innovation
                  Crafting Retail Experiences (Patrick “Duffy” De Armas and Taylor Reed, Electric Coffin)
                  The Experiential Lab (Joshua Walton and James Tichenor, Microsoft)

Late Afternoon: Reception and SEGD Auction for Education
Evening:            Seattle Chapter Bash 

Saturday, June 11

Morning: Innovating For People: Making Experiences Human Again
(Andrea Weatherhead, Weatherhead Design and Kelly Franznick, Blink)
              From Products to Experiences: A Legacy of Innovation (PJ Wilcynski, Boeing)

Afternoon:  Design Improv: Improvisation SEGD Style
                   Design Improv(E): Give Back
                   Design Thinking Bootcamp
                   Excellence and Fellow Awards
                   SEGD Global Design Awards Celebration

Project tours fill up fast, so check out the conference page and get registered! We’ll see you in Seattle!

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