Upstate New York
Upcoming Events
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014 / New York

Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business? For more information, visit:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Please join AIGA Upstate NY for our 3rd annual Design Crawl on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 simultaneously in Saratoga Springs and Syracuse, NY.
Come out and see where local creatives work, then join us as we tip a few and 'crawl' to another studio, then another bar, etc... Should be a fun night, all are welcome, you must be 21+ to drink at pubs. Giddy up!

Saratoga Springs, NY schedule:

6:00 pm  Meet at Fingerpaint, 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

6:30 pm  Druthers Brewpub,  381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

7:00 pm  Palio/Ignite, 260 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

7:30 pm  Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

8:00 pm  MadGlory, 36 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

8:30 pm  Seven Horse Pub, 43 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY


Syracuse, NY schedule:

6:00 pm Meet at Small Plates, 116 Walton Street, Syracuse, NY

6:30 pm Crawl to the Delavan Center, 501 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY

6:45 pm Black Rabbit Studio with Cayetano Valenzuela

8:00 pm SALT Makerspace

9:00 pm Crawl back to Armory Square

Saturday, November 1, 2014 / Rochester

Get WORKED Up is a mini-conference for student designers. Participants will have the opportunity to:  (1) meet, interact and collaborate with their Upstate New York peers; (2) sharpen design skills while competing in the on-site design challenge; (3) prepare for the workplace during professional-development workshops; (4) study the work and process of master designers while touring the Vignelli collection. 


Registration includes lunch.  This event is limited to 45 students. Registration closes on October 25. 


All design students are welcome to participate. Bring design materials you are comfortable using for the on-site design challenge.


What are my parking options at the event?
All visitors should stop at the RIT Welcome Center to obtain a visitor/guest parking pas while on campus. Just tell the guards at the Welcome Center that you are attending an event at the Vignelli Center.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Saturday, October 10, 2015 / New Orleans

Experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes. For more information, please visit: