Iconic AIGA MN Design Camp Goes Virtual

The First-Ever Virtual Design Camp® Is Set For October 2–4

Since 1980, design icons have come together in the North. The first Design Camp, organized by the Minnesota Graphic Design Association (MGDA, later AIGA Minnesota), took place in 1980 at Lutsen Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior. In the decades since, moving from Lutsen to Grand View Lodge outside Brainerd and to its current home at Madden’s on Gull Lake, Design Camp has presented top keynote speakers including design legends Louise Fili, Milton Glaser, Doyald Young, Gail Anderson, and Paula Scher, as well as next-generation leaders like Zipeng Zhu, Lawrence Azerrad, and Chip Kidd.

Design Camp is made up of illustrators, photographers, educators, graphic designers, art directors, students, web developers, executives, copywriters, visual artists, sculptors, project managers, and design entrepreneurs.

Escape (Virtually) Up North

Design Camp is the largest design conference in the Upper Midwest, and it is a time of connection and a positive experience.

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, and to expand the accessibility of Design Camp far beyond those who can make it Up North, we’ll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Design Camp with a virtual camp experience. Organizers state that: “We’re making some changes to the format and programming, and while we’ll miss the traditional Design Camp we’re excited about the possibilities opened up by going online and look forward to still connecting to celebrate four decades of Design Camp.”

Design Camp Information

Confirmed keynotes for this year include Kevin Bethune, John Maeda, Nancy Lyons, and Sophia Yeshi.

For more information about workshops and other activities, and to register for this year’s event, visit the dedicated website. And you can follow developments at: Twitter @DesignCamp / Facebook @DesignCampAIGAMN / Instagram @DesignCamp