Your Guide to This Year’s SEGD Conference Parties

There are plenty of reasons you should attend the 2018 SEGD Conference Experience Minneapolis(and why your boss should send you),but perhaps one of the best is all the parties (boss translation: networking opportunities).

If you’ve been to an SEGD event, you know this community loves a good party. If you haven’t, all the more reason to see for yourself. And this year’s conference has plenty to choose from. Here is your complete guide to the 2018 SEGD Conference’s celebrations:

Archetype Welcome Party | Archetype Headquarters
June 6 | 5:30 pm–10:00 pm 

Have a few drinks, eat some food, catch up with old friends and make some new ones. The 2018 SEGD Conference Experience Minneapolis co-presenting sponsor archetype will be hosting the official conference kick-off party at their brand new offices just a short ride from the conference headquarters or the MSP airport.

Have an evening flight? Feel free to come by before you check in to the hotel as secure storage for luggage will be available. Stop on by and check out the facility, listen to the house band and enjoy some Minneapolis hospitality. RSVP in advance(Uber voucher provided)


Walton Signage Post-Tour Happy Hour | Eastside Grill
June 7 | 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Join Walton Signage for a special post-tour happy hour at the end of your tour, before. heading over to Daktronics’ party at Target Field. Join friends for appetizers and drinks at the Eastside Grill, directly beside the Renaissance Hotel, at 305 Washington Ave South. Space is limited, RSVP here


Daktronics 50th Anniversary Celebration | Target Center
June 7 | 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Help Daktronics celebrate their 50th Anniversary at the new Bat & Barrel club space at Target Field. it’s just a short walk to the stadium from The Renaissance Hotel. Enjoy food, drink and take in some of their newest video technology while catching up with friends. Enter through Gate 29 at Target Field. RSVP in advance


President’s Reception | On-Site
June 7 | 7:00 pm–9 pm

A crowd-favorite, this year’s President’s Reception will take place in the Winter Garden of the historic The Depot hotel. Hosted by SEGD President Bryan Meszaros, this is your chance to hang out with old friends, make new ones and get a sneak peek of the NEXPO floor.

Sponsored by Gemini


Reception and Auction for Excellence | On-Site
June 8 | 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Come ready to bid for a good cause! How about a signed Bob Dylan poster by Milton Glaser? An Apple watch? Or a crate of real Minnesota apples for the office? This event is fast paced, raucous and always a good time. Grab a drink and a cheese cube, buy a few raffle tickets and cross your fingers for luck!

Sponsored by AGI


SEGD Minneapolis Chapter Mixer | Mill City Museum
June 8 | 7:30 pm–10:00 pm

Experience “Minnesota Nice” at the SEGD Minneapolis Chapter Mixer. Conference attendees are invited to mix and mingle with SEGD Minneapolis Chapter members at the Mill City Museum, built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill. This is also the chance to find out what you must see and do in Minneapolis while you’re in town, from the locals. RSVP in advance

Sponsored by 3MGeminiChandlerEncompass


Awards Reception | On-Site
June 9 | 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

End your conference experience on a high note at the Awards Reception. Toast to a successful conference experience, make sure you get your new friends’ digits and get ready to be inspired at this closing reception right before the presentation of the 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards.

Sponsored by 3M

Are you ready for all the fun? Pack your party hat and register today!