HIVE 2017: Proceed With Intent

As we move forward into 2017, we are seeing the landscape of design evolve into a more human-centered, experience-based profession. Design has shifted from its traditional practices of ink and paper and progressed into creating world-wide transformative connections.

Continuing the theme of future forward thinking, HIVE 2017 will focus directly on improving technological and social advances using various design techniques. Seminar topics will range from virtual reality and artificial intelligence to social justice and communication design. Speakers will include local and national experts whose established best practices and innovative skill sets are influencing the evolution of design to shape positive change. Tackling a wide range of design and communication challenges, these top professionals, creatives and thinkers are creating a future full of possibilities.

For more conference information (including speaker profiles), visit

Conference Details

Dates: May 19-20, 2017
Time: 9am to 5pm daily
Location: Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is not a minimum age requirement to attend the conference. However, there will be after parties that will require attendees to be 21 and over.

Q: Is there a student rate for HIVE? 
A: Student rates are $179. If you are currently a high school or college student and you are interested in attending HIVE 2017, you must have a valid student ID to be eligible for reduced admission fee.

Q: How do I become a member of AIGA?
A: Visit to register for a AIGA membership.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A: There is no official parking provided by the venue or the conference. However, there are parking lots, garages, and street parking available all around the venue. Additionally, the venue is accessible by various transit lines for an easy commute via bus, trolley, or Light Rail.

Q: What's the refund policy?
A: For the conference we will give a 100% refund to any cancellations until 5pm Pacific Time, Monday, May 1. After that time we will give a 50% refund for any cancellations until 5pm Pacific Time, Thursday, May 18. After that time no refunds will be available for the conference.
The after parties will have a 100% refund up until 5 hours before the start of the event. No refunds will be accepted as soon as the event begins.

Q: Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
A: Yes. If there is a change in the attendance, please email with the revised details.

Q: Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
A: No. If there is a change in the attendance, please email with the revised details.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: You can email Krista Serianni, the Director of Special Events for AIGA Seattle directly by emailing her through at any time for any reason. She will get back to you as soon as she can!

When & Where
Fri, May 19, 2017 - Sat, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Century Ballroom
915 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122