2020 Portland Conference Rescheduled

June 11-13, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) will not be holding the 2020 SEGD Conference Experience Portland. The 2021 Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the 2022 Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon.

Find inspiration as you recharge and reconnect at the 2020 SEGD Conference Experience Portland.

This annual SEGD gathering is the only conference specifically created for the experiential graphic design community—experiential and environmental graphic designers, architects, landscape architects, interaction designers, branding and strategy experts, technology integrators, fabricators, makers and clients involved in the design of place and experience. The three-day event focuses on inspiration and education, with a playful and provocative combination of hands-on workshops and charrettes, tours, networking socials and an expo floor with technical skills talks, called NEXPO.

We're excited to welcome you to Portland and are thrilled to announce a few changes to the conference format this year:

  • A Young Designer Series will give those new to the profession more time to connect with peers and mentors with daily meet-ups and specialized programming, including a group lunch. More info on YDS
  • The Global Design Awards will be held one day earlier, on Friday, so you will have the opportunity to spend more time connecting with award winners.
  • The Portland Chapter will host a Global Design Awards After-Party and Auction at the Melody Ballroom in SE Portland to celebrate the winners and we'll be launching a new auction and raffle format with specialty items from global SEGD members and Portland's local artists and designers.
  • On Saturday, we'll celebrate a Day of Excellence with the SEGD Fellow & Achievement Awards followed by featured presentations on groundbreaking projects by Global Design Award winners.

The City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown and Portlandia is ready for SEGD!

Are you thinking about extending your visit to enjoy the Northwest? Check out some of our favorite places at Travel Oregon and Travel Portland.

All conference sessions are held at the brand new Hyatt Regency Portland. A block of rooms is reserved there for US$219 plus tax and fees per night. This rate is in effect through May 18, 2020; after that date, unsold rooms will be released. Rooms fill up quick, so confirm your reservation soon. Reserve online at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/PDXRP/G-SEGD.

Your 2020 Conference Chairs,

Kathy Fry,Mayer/Reed and Traci Sym,+&>

2020 Conference Experience Portland At A Glance Agenda
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"Our Plans" for SEGD Summer 2020

You're Invited to SEGD Summer 2020

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Summer is right around the corner and travel plans are on hold, but good news: we've made other experiential plans. You're invited to join our SEGD Summer 2020, kicking off in June!

2020 SEGD Conference Experience Portland Rescheduled

PDX TO PHL: 2020 SEGD Conference Experience Portland Rescheduled

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After carefully monitoring the COVID-19 developments and advice of government agencies, it has become clear that it is in the best interest of our members, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers to reschedule the 2020 SEGD Conference Experience Portland.

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For more information about Friends of SEGD, Industry Partners Program or event sponsorship, contact: Kathleen Turner | [email protected] | 703.657.9171

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