Conference Schedule

Any good designer knows a plan is paramount to success. Start planning your experience using our schedule below.



  • Thursday, March 30th
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Studio Tour Check-In
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    C Studio Tour
    Studio Tours
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    K Studio Tour
    Studio Tours
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Y Studio Tour
    Studio Tours
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    M Studio Tour
    Studio Tours
  • Friday, March 31st
  • 8:00am - 9:00am
    Conference Check-In
  • 9:00am - 9:30am
    Welcome
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    Keynote: John Custer
  • 11:15am - 12:15pm
    INTERACTIVE: Hungry, Indispensable, Enthralled
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
    GRAPHIC DESIGN: No Luck Needed: Museum Design In Dallas
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
    ADVERTISING: How To Hustle
    Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch Break
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    GRAPHIC DESIGN: Designing For Good Instead Of Commerce
    Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    ADVERTISING: WAT NOW? A Practical Guide To Adulting In Advertising
    Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm
    INTERACTIVE: Interactive Design For The Everyday Human
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Senior Job Fair
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    VIDEO/FILM/ANIMATION: We Are Rising Fall
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
    ILLUSTRATION/PHOTOGRAPHY: Find A Niche, But Don't Get Too Comfortable
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: How To Get Lucky… And Land Your Dream Job In 2017
    Breakout Sessions
  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
    ILLUSTRATION/PHOTOGRAPHY: The Art And Craft Of Building A Business
    Breakout Sessions
  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 5 Things You Will Not Learn In Design School
    Breakout Sessions
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Educator's Forum
  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    VIDEO/FILM/ANIMATION: Do It By Hand
    Breakout Sessions
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Keynote: Antionette Carroll
  • Saturday, April 1st
  • 9:00am - 9:30am
    Welcome
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    Keynote: Oen Michael Hammonds
  • 10:30am - 11:15am
    INTERACTIVE: Will You Utilize Technology Or Be Replaced By It?
    Breakout Sessions
  • 10:30am - 11:15am
    GRAPHIC DESIGN: Experiential Design: Branding & Navigating The Built Environment
    Breakout Sessions
  • 10:30am - 11:15am
    ADVERTISING: WRITE MORE GOOD: Better Communicating Through Copywriting
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
    INTERACTIVE: Imaginuity, The Digital Age, And The 21st Century Work Place
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
    GRAPHIC DESIGN: How To Find Your Style
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
    ADVERTSING: Finding Your Place: How Culture Fosters Creativity
    Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Junior Portfolio Review
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    VIDEO/FILM/ANIMATION: Lose Your Muse?
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    ILLUSTRATION/PHOTOGRAPHY: Do You Use Mashed Potatoes?
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Dreaming The Future
    Breakout Sessions
  • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
    VIDEO/FILM/ANIMATION: Master Of None
    Breakout Sessions
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Educator's Forum
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Keynote: Noreen Morioka
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Awards Dinner
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Closing Party