The Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) will convene its 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards in diverse and design-centric Montréal, the only North American city designated a UNESCO City of Design. Themed Vive la Diversité: Designing the Difference, the conference will be held June 1-4, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Montréal.
SEGD’s annual event is the only international conference focused on communication design for the built environment. It attracts designers from a wide range of disciplines as well as industry professionals, educators, and design clients who attend to be inspired by design thought leaders, network with others in the field, and learn best practices in environmental graphic design.
The program will combine presentations from design leaders, clients, and change agents with panel discussions, technical sessions, networking and social events, and SEGD’s signature Workshops on Wheels, which invite attendees to visit and experience project sites firsthand. The conference also includes a one-day Expo, during which attendees can mingle with targeted industry professionals and meet project collaborators with expertise in EGD and related fields. The Expo will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
Another conference highlight is the program celebrating winners of the 2011 SEGD Design Awards, the premier international forum for recognizing excellence in environmental graphic design.