2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia

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November 4-6, 2021

2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia

Reconnect, Rethink and Recharge, in-person at the 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia.

This gathering is the only conference specifically created for the experiential design community. The three-day event will focus on inspiration and education, with a combination of hands-on workshops, design tours, summits, networking socials, thought leadership sessions, and the NEXPO show floor.

The 2021 Conference Chairs are Josh Goldblum, Founder & CEO Bluecadet; Amy Rees, Studio Director, Exit Design; and Nick Vicente, Designer and Art Director, Nick Vicente Design Studio and Truth & Consequences, Philadelphia, PA.

“I’m beyond excited to co-chair the SEGD conference in Philadelphia, to share the exciting innovations happening at the intersection of place, technology, design and experience, as well as the rich cultural fabric of the city.,“ —Josh Goldblum

We have extended the Early Bird registration through June 30th—don’t miss your seat at the table! Early bird SEGD member rates are $650 and non-members are $750. Sign up today and save 25% off the on-site rate! The event will take place at the historic landmark luxury hotel Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Event Description
The 2021 SEGD Conference will be an opportunity to explore the current state and future of the art and practice of experiential design.

Design in the intersection of place and communication has undergone a dramatic transformation in the wake of the events of 2020. Trends have been radically accelerated as the function of public space, civic responsibility, and safety—in entertainment, education, healthcare, hospitality, retail and dining—shift to respond to the new restrictions wrought by the pandemic and social injustices. As we emerge from these events we have an expectation that the world has to change. While certain aspects of life will return to “normal,” other experiences will need to be redesigned to meet new behaviors, expectations and opportunities.

2021 SEGD Conference is an opportunity to gather to re-examine our practice, to chart our future as well as demonstrate what a “conference” of the future could look like. We will optimize the conference to take advantage of the unique qualities of an in-person experience. Every accommodation will be made to safely promote connection, co-creation and conversation; to deepen, forge and extend relationships. We will gather to provoke ideas and inspire, through speakers and shared curated experiences.

Conference Themes:
INDIVIDUAL | New Ways of Working: adaptive, responsible, healthy
COMMUNAL | Rethinking our communal and cultural experiences
UNIVERSAL | New models to put ethics, inclusion and equity at the forefront

What will I take away from this conference?
Our conference chairs are creating a platform for designers, builders and educators to collaborate in small community “salons” to share tangible tools and create knowledge portals to solve our most pressing problems.

Participants will enjoy;

  • Shared insights from designers and exemplary case study projects that tackled topics/issues successfully or in unique ways—delivering impact to intended audiences
  • Platforms to share ideas across the spectrum of design practices in the experience realm including: virtual, interactive, artistic, experiential, event, and exhibit design.
  • Inspiring creativity, rapid-prototyping, lo-fi collaboration, and experimentation
  • An open forum for networking, sharing insights, and meeting new partners and collaborators

Mark your calendars and make plans to expand your network and reconnect with your SEGD family! We miss you all and can’t wait to see everyone “IRL” in  Philadelphia this November!

Sign up today!