The AIGA Leadership Retreat is Here!

The AIGA Leadership Retreat brings 330 AIGA chapter leaders from across the country to the Raleigh Convention Center from Wednesday, June 8 – Saturday, June 11, 2016. It’s a user conference that focuses on leadership skills, community, and organizational engagement and is a jam-packed, inspirational weekend! Attendees are selected by local elected boards, and they bring what they learn back to their chapters. Look for your AIGA Raleigh board members to share what they learned at an upcoming community meeting.

Visit the workroom for the whole shebang for registered attendees:

Check out our amazing City Guide! Download it if you don’t have your printed copy yet.


or View the google map of all these locations and more!

Make sure you join the OPEN Facebook Group if you’re an attendee, follow AIGA Raleigh on twitter, facebook and instagram and use #aigaretreat for all your social media posts!



Most attendees arrive!

Early Afternoon

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Durham Studio Tour (full)

Afternoon (all are welcome!)

Get settled, grab some food and check out all the places in the city guide with friends or new friends! Check out the Raleigh Warehouse District by doing a self guided tour!

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

AIGA Retreat attendees and local design community members! Meet at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue in front of the Convention Center at 6pm tonight and we’ll walk over to join the Air Horn Orchestra protesting against HB2 at the Governor’s Mansion! Airhorns and earplugs provided! More info on the Airhorn Orchestra here.

The show must go on! (all are welcome!)

8:30 pm – til we drop!

Warehouse District Bars-
Boxcar Arcade + Bar
Also check out Humble Pie


First day of the conference!

All day

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Full Day Leadership Retreating!


6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Opening reception and icebreaker in the Raleigh Convention Center

The show must go on! (all are welcome!)

8:30 pm – til we drop

Fayettville District Bars-
The Raleigh Times
Fox Liqour Bar

until 10:00 pm

Oak City 7 and Pickin’ in the Plaza Summer Concert Series in City Plaza (right outside the Marriott)



All day


7:30 am – 6:45 pm

Full Day Leadership Retreating!


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Evening reception at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh. CAM is a 10-minute walk from the Marriott and Convention Center. Shuttle buses from the Marriott will also be available.

The show must go on! (all are welcome!)

9:00 pm – til we drop!

Crank Arm Brewery
Boxcar Arcade
#gay-IGA Gathering at Legends


All day

8:00 am – 6:15 pm

Full Day Leadership Retreating!


7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Closing party hosted by 2017 Leadership Retreat host chapter at HQ Raleigh!

The show must go on! (all are welcome!)

9:30 pm – til we drop!

Warehouse/Fayettville District Bars-
Ruby Deluxe
Kings Barcade
Neptune’s Parlour


Morning (all are welcome!)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Send off brunch! Get Tickets Here! Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar. Get tickets here!


For the stragglers (all are welcome!)

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Downtown Food Truck Rodeo 

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