HOW Design Live Updates: Exhibit Hall, Networking & More

HOW Design Live is just a week away, and the conference team has been working overtime to plan all the extras and activities that surround the breakout and keynote sessions. Here’s a rundown of all the stuff that’s scheduled outside the meeting rooms:

In the Exhibit Hall — your home base for the conference:

  • Nearly 100 sponsor companies with tons of samples and swag — be there for the opening reception on Thursday evening, sponsored by Domtar
  • Slicky Notes Interactive Wall — share your inspiration by doodling and drawing
  • Selfie Stations
  • Guerrilla Journaling Workshops
  • Breakfast — grab a bite and take a seat at one of the coaching or conversation tables
  • HOW Community Supports MODA — The Museum of Design Atlanta’s Design Club for kids gets young creatives excited about the problem-solving power of design. Join fellow HOW attendees in an interactive activity (with LEGOs!) to raise awareness and funds for MODA Design Club.

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Speaker Book Signings — scheduled authors include:

  • Bill Gardner, LogoLounge Book 9
  • Von Glitschka, Vector Basic Training Second Edition
  • Stefan Sagmeister, Things I have Learned in My Life So Far, Made You Look
  • David Sherwin, Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills
  • Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything
  • James Victore
  • Debbie Millman (at the HOW+PRINT booth)
  • Pum Lefebure (at the HOW+PRINT booth)
  • Chip Kidd (outside the room where he’ll be talking)

Networking & Connecting

  • HOW Connection (Thursday) and HOW Reconnection (Friday) — active, informal sessions led by Stefan Mumaw and designed to help you meet new friends and reconnect with old ones
  • Creative Entrepreneur Lunch Meet-Ups on Friday and Saturday, moderated by Designers Roundtable — connect with fellow entrepreneurs to talk about your pressing business challenges
  • Ignite Your Passion Project: A Side-Gig Seminar and Connecting Event on Saturday evening — meet up with fellow attendees and strategize about how you can bring your back-burner passion project to life.
  • Closing Party sponsored by Neenah — enjoy the best party in the design business, with drinks, snacks and live music

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If you haven’t yet registered for HOW Design Live, there’s still time to do so (and to save $100 off your full registration).

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