2021 Exhibition and Experience Design

We're excited to announce the return of SEGD's Exhibition + Experience event launching Wednesday, August 4 and Thursday, August 5!

The event will kick off on Wednesday, August 4, with VIP in-person tours—in Washington, DC—that give local DMV attendees a behind-the-scenes view of the most highly anticipated exhibitions and interactive installations of 2020 and 2021, including the acclaimed Planet Word, the National Museum of the U.S. Army and the International Spy Museum, ending with a happy hour reception.

Thursday, August 5, begins the virtual event with a facilitated design thinking exercise that will prime the SEGD community for the discussions ahead.

Finally, it wouldn’t be an SEGD event without the opportunity to network and interface with members of our warm and talented community. We will have 3 networking breakout sessions during the virtual symposium.

What will you unlearn and relearn at this year's E+E? Register today!


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Register for the Morning Planet Word Tour

Register for the Morning International SPY Museum Tour

Register for the Afternoon Planet Word Tour

Register for the Afternoon National Museum of the U.S. Army Tour

Register for the Afternoon Girlhood (It's Complicated) Tour



This event date is subject to change.

2021 Exhibition and Experience Design Agenda
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Tanja Zollner
Tanja Zoellner
Harold Green III
Harold Green III
Phil Armstrong
Philip Armstrong
Cybelle Jones, Gallagher & Associates
Cybelle Jones
Elaine Heumann Gurian
Elaine Heumann Gurian
Aki Carpenter, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Aki Carpenter
L’Rai Arthur-Mensah
L’Rai Arthur-Mensah
Lemke Meijer
Lemke Meijer
Waqas Jawaid
Waqas Jawaid
Michael Kruelle
Michael Kruelle
Tracy Revis, Partner and Owner at Howard Revis in Washington, DC
Tracy Revis
Traci Sym, Second Story Headshot
Traci Sym
Dayton Schroeter
Dayton Schroeter
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Behind-the-Scenes Tours at the 2021 SEGD Exhibition and Experience event

Behind-the-Scenes Tours at the 2021 SEGD Exhibitions + Experience event!

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USOPM is one of this year's E+E virtual tour options

A Look Back: The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Virtual Tour

It’s July 2021 and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are almost here! In celebration SEGD is revisiting the stunning virtual tour of the U.S Olympic & Paralympic Museum that premiered at the 2020 Exhibition + Experience event.

Planet Word

Designing Change: Unlearning and Relearning SEGD’s Upcoming “Exhibition + Experience” Event

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On August 4 & 5th, 2021, SEGD will bring together designers to participate in a comprehensive virtual event dedicated to exhibition and experience design. “Designing Change: Unlearning + Relearning” will focus on we design change in our methodologies while examining how designers, storytellers and creators are reimagining their design practices.

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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]

Review the E+E Sponsorship Prospectus

2021 Exhibition and Experience Event Prospectus