Make a note next to your drawing board: Phoenix Design Week returns Friday, October 17, through Saturday, October 24. This grassroots gathering of local and out-of-state creatives will feature everything from practical discussion to hands-on training to networking opportunities with fellow industry members.
And, like the saying goes, the early bird gets the discounted worm. Which is why Phoenix Design Week 2014 is currently offering special pricing for specific tickets purchased ahead of time.
Right now, registration fees for the Method + Madness Conference are $99 for American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) student members, $229 for regular AIGA members, $129 for general students, and $279 for general admission.
Featured speakers at this year's two-day conference happening October 17 through 19 at the Phoenix Convention Center include Rule29 creative director Justin Ahrens, filmmaker Bianca Giaever, illustrator Jennifer Hom, Facebook Communication Design and Obama for America designer Josh Higgins, Original Champions of Design founders Bobby Martin and Jennifer Kinon, Pinterest design researcher Altay Sendil, and Interface Engineering founder Jared Spool.
Registration for the Method + Madness Conference includes access to the Pixels of Fury Kickoff Party, admission to your choice of Method + Madness master class, discounted Friday workshops, and complimentary takeaway items. Admission to additional Phoenix Design Week events are not guaranteed with conference registration. For more information, visit phxdw.com.
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