Connecticut Art Directors Club

Speakers & Panels

In addition to the Student Conference, the CADC strives to provide great speaking events for the design community each year. With a variety of panels, factory speaks & lectures to choose from, there is someting for every designer. 

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How Did She Do That?
Creativity, Innovation, Entrepeneurship

November 17, 2016
Featuriung a panel of Four Inspiring Connecticut Women Sharing Their Passion & Secrets for Success.

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Aaron Draplin 

September 2016
From the badlands of Detroit, to a stint in SoCal, to the “land of rain and gloom” in Portland, and for his first ever Connecticut public appearance, the CADC is brought the iconic, the one, the only Aaron James Draplin to the University of Hartford to share his Tall Tales From a Large Man. Looking back to the roots of simple logos from the industrial and manufacturing era, he showed us what inspires him and gave us a glimpse into his own process and what design is truly about.


The Future of Interaction Design

With Peter Sena II, Entrepeneur and Founder at Digital Surgeons
May 2016
The future of interaction design will be marked by a hyper-awareness of how real world integration, content creation, and emergent behavior affect interactive experiences. This presentation explored how forward thinking interaction designers will continue to adjust the rules around these experiences to maximize positive outcomes and shape brand communications.


Tokyo, we have a problem.

An Evening with Ian Lynam
January 2016
The problem is crowdsourcing, but more frightening is the level and scale at which it’s being utilized right now - the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games identity.


Factory Speak

With Special Guests Chris Piascik and Don Carter
November 2015

Moderated by Jack Tom