ROUNDTABLES

Join a roundtable discussion in Minneapolis, which takes place over breakfast or lunch with one of our speakers, notable designers, AIGA Medalists or board members. These offer a great opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with one of your design heroes and to meet other attendees with similar interests. Roundtables are a great way to enhance your conference experience at “Head, Heart, Hand”, and they’re available to attendees at no charge.

Please note that in order to be fair to all attendees, you may only register for one roundtable at the conference.

Roundtable registration

Roundtables, which take place during breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, are a fantastic opportunity engage in intimate conversations with “Head, Heart, Hand” presenters and other design luminaries. You’ll be able to grab breakfast or purchase a boxed lunch at the fair to fuel your discussion. To keep the conversation groups intimate, each roundtable is limited to 10 participants, with spots reserved ahead of time.

At this time, all roundtables are full.

Roundtable hosts

Roundtables are hosted by conference speakers, AIGA Medalists, design stars and more—people you've always wanted to talk to but may have never had the chance. Check the schedule on this page to see more information about who is hosting and when!

Extra conference activities

Already registered for “Head, Heart, Hand” and want to sign up for the Emerging Designers Symposium, professional development workshops and more? Click here to sign up.

To sign up for studio tours, click here. Registration for cultural tours is now closed.

Oct. 11, 2013
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Randy Hunt, Etsy, Inc.; George Lois; Ben Levitz, Studio On Fire; Kevin Gilboe, 3M; Ruki Ravikumar, University of Central Oklahoma; Drew Davies, Oxide Design Co; Deborah Adler, Adler Design
Design Fair

Sit down for a conversation with your design hero at a roundtable. Pre-registration is required and you may only sign up for one roundtable during “Head, Heart, Hand”.

All roundtables are filled:

  • Deborah Adler
  • Drew Davies
  • Kevin Gilboe
  • Randy Hunt
  • Ben Levitz
  • George Lois
  • Ruki Ravikumar
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bruce Nussbaum, Parsons The New School for Design; Michael Vanderbyl, Vanderbyl Design; Danny Yount, Danny Yount Design; Sagi Haviv, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv; Véronique Vienne, Véronique Vienne; Jennifer Daniel, Bloomberg Businessweek; Helen Armstrong, Miami University, Ohio; Michael Bierut, Pentagram; Su Mathews, Lippincott; April Greiman, Made in Space
Design Fair

Sit down for a conversation with your design hero at a roundtable. Pre-registration is required and you may only sign up for one roundtable during “Head, Heart, Hand”.

All roundtables are filled:

  • Helen Armstrong
  • Michael Bierut
  • Jennifer Daniel
  • April Greiman
  • Sagi Haviv
  • Su Mathews
  • Bruce Nussbaum
  • Michael Vanderbyl
  • Véronique Vienne
  • Danny Yount
Oct. 12, 2013
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Leyla Acaroglu, Eco Innovators; Bruce Nussbaum, Parsons The New School for Design; Kevin Gilboe, 3M; Lara McCormick, New Hampshire Institute of Art; Karen Zimmermann, University of Arizona; Julie Spivey, University of Georgia; Annabelle Gould, University of Washington; Richard Grefé, AIGA
Design Fair

Sit down for a conversation with your design hero at a roundtable. Pre-registration is required and you may only sign up for one roundtable during “Head, Heart, Hand”.

All roundtables are filled:

  • Leyla Acaroglu
  • Kevin Gilboe
  • Annabelle Gould
  • Richard Grefé
  • Lara McCormick and Julie Spivey
  • Bruce Nussbaum
  • Holly Willis and Karen Zimmerman
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Co.; Alissa Walker, A Walker in LA; Ben Levitz, Studio On Fire; Véronique Vienne, Véronique Vienne; Heather Corcoran, Washington University in St. Louis; Ruki Ravikumar, University of Central Oklahoma; Amanda Horton, University of Central Oklahoma; Julie Spivey, University of Georgia; Frank Armstrong, California State University, Chico; Bonnie Siegler, Eight and a Half; Michael Bierut, Pentagram; Richard Grefé, AIGA; Seth Johnson, Seth Johnson Design
Design Fair

Sit down for a conversation with your design hero at a roundtable. Pre-registration is required and you may only sign up for one roundtable during "Head, Heart, Hand".

All roundtables are filled:

  • Frank Armstrong and Julie Spivey
  • Michael Bierut
  • Heather Corcoran and Ruki Ravikumar
  • Aaron Draplin
  • Richard Gréfe
  • Amanda Horton
  • Seth Johnson
  • Ben Levitz
  • Bonnie Siegler
  • Véronique Vienne
  • Alissa Walker