Listen to Day 1’s recap here. Wait around until tomorrow-ish to hear about day 3. Or, if you are viewing this page anytime after, let’s say, May 16th, 2018, find the link to the day 3 recap on our Season 11 archive. It’s a bit crazy to me, but this was actually the 10th time I attended the HOW Conference. I remember back in 2009, Nate and I had heard from a lot of people that it was the event to go to, and with a push from Steve Gordon, made the decision to attend. Sometimes things happen not exactly as you plan – I say sometimes, but I probably mean never happen the way that you plan. Way back in Season 2, I did actually make that trek to Austin, and Nate ended up staying in Omaha and recording the show remotely. The best part of that set-up was that the shows went out an hour or so after they were recorded. Things change, and this year’s recaps took maybe the longest yet, like 10 days, to go live. Regardless, the memories of the event are still fresh in my mind, and I look forward to many more. It’s weird to think back to how much this event changes every year, but I think that’s what makes it a good one, it adjusts to the times, stays relevant, and isn’t afraid to take a few chances to see if it can continue to improve. I only hope some of the craziness and excitement come across well.
Justin Ahrens (Rule29 and Wheels4Water), Aaron Draplin (The DDC), Dallas Franklin (Neenah), Bill Moran (Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum), Brian Singer (Someguy), and Christine Taylor (Hallmark and POPMinded) discuss the first day of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis.
In addition to the three podcast recaps from the AIGA National Conference I will be putting up this week, I also wrote a few blog posts documenting the trip for Neenah Paper again this year if you want to also see recaps in written and photo form:
- Craft Matters at the AIGA National Design Conference
- A UNIQUE Market and a Studio on Fire at the AIGA Design Conference
- Lotería and a Minneapolis mural signify the closing of another great AIGA Design Conference
What a great event, and thanks again for listening! Enjoy.