AIGA Into the Woods Conference 2016


Designing between the lines means looking past what’s in front of you and ­finding power in the unexpected. AIGA Into the Woods 2016 celebrates provocative ideas, integrative thinking, and boundary-defying design.

In April 2016, this legendary conference is back, with three days of keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, and backwoods creative bonding at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth, Washington.


Insightful speakers, nightly parties, and facetime with people making change in their industry…Into the Woods Design Conference brings together top creative teams for an immersive, backwoods retreat, and leverages the unique contributions of every guest for lively exchanges and cross-pollination among different perspectives, fields, and sets of expertise.

Keynote: Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York City design firm specializing in brand development for restaurants and food packaging.

Keynote: James White is an illustrator, designer and musician from Signalnoise Studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Workshop run in 2 tracks: professional development and creative inspiration. Workshops tentatively to be led by: Amy Redmond, Ted Leonhardt, Laura Worthington, Adobe Mobile Apps Team, David Kendall, Jeni Herberger and more.

More Keynotes and Workshops to be announced shortly.......


Conference Schedule (schedule is subject to change)

Friday, April 8, 2016 (LEAVENWORTH)

12:00               Check-in begins

2:00 - 4:30       Workshop sessions

5:30 - 7:00       Dinner at The Kingfisher Restaurant

7:00 - 8:00       Keynote Presentation

8:30 - 11:30     Evening Party/Event

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (LEAVENWORTH)

8:00 - 9:00       Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00     Keynote Presentation

10:15 - 12:15   Workshop sessions

12:30 - 1:30     Lunch

2:00 – 3:00      Keynote Presentation

3:15 - 4:15       Workshop sessions

4:30 - 6:00       Cultivated free time

6:00 - 7:30       Dinner

8:00 - 9:00       Keynote Presentation

9:30 – 11:30    Evening Party/Event

Sunday, April 10 (LEAVENWORTH)

8:00 - 9:00       Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00   Roundtable

11:00 - 12:00   Keynote Presentation

Closing remarks

1:00 – 3:00      Networking in Leavenworth

Travel back to Seattle


Registration Fee = $850


Due to intimate mountain campus of the Sleeping Lady, Into the Woods is limited to 120 total attendees (including all Speakers, conference staff, and volunteers). Conference registration fees include all events, workshops, lodging and gourmet meals.


What’s Included

Your conference registration includes admission to all keynote presentations, 3 hands on workshops, and all evening events, including the Opening Night Reception, and Saturday night’s Party. Most importantly, your fee includes your Room & Board. All Sleeping Lady lodging and meals are included in your registration fee. Your ancillary purchases at the Bar/Gift Shop are of course, on your own tab.

Why Attend?

Into the Woods gives you the chance to connect with colleagues and designers moving the needle. Plus it’s chock-full of fun extras like hands on workshops, parties, communal dining, campus mountain setting, cabin clusters, and plenty of open discussion and break out time.

You’ll return to work more energized after three days of inspiring presentations and the crisp mountain air will leave your soul refreshed!


Sponsored By:

Hemlock, Creative Circle



Please note: Your room at Sleeping Lady will be shared with other attendees, and not necessarily with people you know. Once you register you will be contacted to inquire about your rooming preferences. If you know other attendees you would like to room with you will be able to list their names. Every effort will be made to meet your requests. Please contact us prior to registering if you have any concerns.


We encourage firms to take advantage of our group discount through room block purchases. Contact us to find out more.


*Registration fees for Into the Woods are not refundable, however, they are transferable. If you decide not to attend after registering, you may find another attendee to take your place.


When & Where
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 - Sun, Apr 10, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Sleeping Lady Resort
7375 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826