PDXpo 2008

Thought I’d pass along this info about PDXpo 2008, an interesting-looking event in Portland a couple weeks from now that is targeted at all you creative types:



PDXpo 2008 Brings Portland’s Design Community Together.
Annual AIGA Portland Event Showcases Creative Industry.

Alicia Johnson and Hal Wolverton are Executive Creative Directors at Euro RSCG in New York. Yes, we know what you’re thinking. PDXpo is about the Portland design community. And no, Johnson + Wolverton, the seminal studio founded by our presenters, no longer keeps a Portland address. But there is no question that the studio’s footprint has sustained, the work endures, and the community of designers with whom the couple has worked flourishes. Right here in Portland.

Creatives are invited to join AIGA Portland Thursday, March 27 at Portland Center for the Performing Arts (Winningstad Theater) as Alicia and Hal reflect on Portland, and present the creative work their firm created for Amnesty International, the Sundance Channel and Miller Genuine Draft, among others. Experience the work of their notable collaborators; the designers, artists, agencies, directors, animators, photographers, writers and musicians who call Portland home. Plus, you’ll get a peek at how their next chapter in New York, shaping Jaguar and the world’s most memorable luxury brands, is playing out for two of our city’s most formative design icons. Keynote begins at 8:10 p.m., Winningstad Theater, PCPA.

About the Expo
PDXpo means many things to many people. In its third year under the banner of PDXpo, AIGA Portland is excited to provide this showcase to the creative community. The Expo is an opportunity to stay connected with Portland’s most notable graphic arts vendors and service providers and get real-world answers to design questions; from education, to ink and interface. Join AIGA’s Portland chapter for hors d’oeuvres and a beverage (or two) during the Expo and mingle with the local design community. The Portland Design Expo starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA),

Thursday, March 27, 2008
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Portland Center for Performing Arts: The Winningstad Theater
1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205

Ticket Information
Tickets available in advance (beginning March 20) at the PCPA Box office located at:
1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205. 503-432-2917.

$12 AIGA members / $17 non-members (includes Expo and Keynote)
FREE* AIGA student members / $7* Student non-members (includes Keynote only)

* Tickets must be purchased at PCPA box office (beginning March 20) for Keynote Speaker presentation only. Students do need to get tickets, even if AIGA members, for the KEYNOTE only by going to the PCPA box office during the week of the show. Tickets are not guaranteed.

About AIGA
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest organization
for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. AIGA was founded in 1914 and now represents more than 17,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by 50 chapters and more than 150 student groups.

AIGA supports the interests of professionals, educators and students who are engaged in the process of designing. The association is connected to stimulating thinking about design, demonstrating the value of design and enabling success for designers throughout the arc of their careers.

This event is sponsored by the AIGA, The professional association for design, and was made possible by the generous support of participating sponsors at the PDXpo:

Aquent, The Art Institute, Dynagraphics, FILTER, City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, Pro Photo Supply, Unisource, SMART Papers, and others.


For more information, please contact Dave Selden at 503-548-9010, or email him at: pr_chair@portland.aiga.org


I’ve also updated my Northwest Startup Events post with this info.


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