2021 Experience Philadelphia

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.

The venue of the 2021 SEGD Conference is the Loews Philadelphia Hotel! We have reserved a block of rooms at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for US$229 plus tax and fees per night. This rate is in effect through October 4, 2021; after that date, unsold rooms will be released. Reserve with code “SEG01N” by calling 888-879-0462 or the online link.

2021 SEGD Conference Safety Plan

2021 Conference Experience Philadelphia At A Glance Agenda
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Joy Bailey Bryant
Joy Bailey Bryant
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Josh Goldblum
Genell Hoechstetter
Genell Hoechstetter
Brian Collins, Collins
Brian Collins
Amahl Hazelton
Amahl Hazelton
Ali Rubinstein
Ali Rubinstein
Aki Carpenter, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Aki Carpenter
Abigail Honor
Abigail Honor
Dayton Schroeter
Dayton Schroeter
Cybelle Jones, Gallagher & Associates
Cybelle Jones
 Shawn Hesse
Shawn Hesse
Juanita Wichienkuer
Juanita Wichienkuer
Alesia Hendley
Alesia Hendley
Ellen Lupton
Ellen Lupton
Sean Di Ianni
Sean Di Ianni
Nick Vicente
Nick Vicente
Amy Rees, ex;it
Amy Rees
Richard The
Richard The
Abby Bysshe
Abby Bysshe
Little Wing Lee
Little Wing Lee
At SEGD Your Safety is Our Priority - Updated COVID-19 Protocols

At SEGD Your Safety is Our Priority - Updated COVID-19 Protocols

As we begin to return to in-person events, we want to keep you informed on our plans to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Beginning September 15th, SEGD will require everyone joining us at the 2021 SEGD Conference in Philadelphia, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to attending. Additionally, we will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and local health authorities with regards to masking, social distancing and cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

8 Reasons Why You Should Register for the 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia Today!

Last Days for Early Bird Prices: 8 Reasons to Register for the 2021 SEGD Conference!

We are three months out from the can't-miss event of the year, the 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia. While some people have taken advantage of the early bird pricing, some of us are still deciding. Early bird prices end THIS FRIDAY, so here are 8 reasons why you should attend the conference.

2021 Conference Experience Philadelphia: Reconnecting, Rethinking—and Refueling

2021 Conference Experience Philadelphia: Reconnecting, Rethinking—and Refueling

WASHINGTON—The 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia is envisioned to bring three inspirational days of experiential design programming to the local, national and international communities in Philadelphia, November 4–6.

"There is a tremendous sense of anticipation for this year’s SEGD Conference in Philadelphia," says Cybelle Jones, SEGD CEO. "This is an outstanding opportunity to reconnect, network and refuel! We have three days of activities with an outstanding lineup of visionary speakers and keynotes, as well as curated experiences aimed to reunite our community.”

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And the Winners are ... SEGD and FIT collaborate on student design competition

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June marks the traditional time of year when students graduate, and SEGD strives to continue this core theme of “education” through our outreach and partnerships with experiential and environmental design programs and students across the US and the globe.

2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia

2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia

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For more information about Friends of SEGD, Industry Partners Program or event sponsorship, contact: Jennette Foreman | [email protected]; or Kristin Bennani | [email protected]

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Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2021 SEGD Conference Experience