AIGA Thursdays!

Say Something: Design Across Disciplines

From buildings to signage to advertising, design is a multidimensional matter, providing structure, information, beauty, and inspiration in our environment. Join AIGA Arizona in Tucson for Say Something: Design Across Disciplines to talk about the cross pollination of design in our city and your work. Meet designers outside your field, ask questions, and Say Something about design in Tucson.


Free for members of AIGA, AIA, ASMP, ASID, TAMA, Ad2 & Ad Fed.
$5.00 for non members at the door.

AIGA Thursdays

AIGA Thursdays are an opportunity the last Thursday of every month to get connected, spark your creativity, and learn from other industry professionals in Tucson. Programs and events will vary; just remember the last Thursday of the month will be AIGA Thursday!

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Tucson WordPress Meetup, Sept 2012

Tucson WordPress Meetup at Spoke6 »

Join us for an evening of WordPress. We’ll cover the latest in WordPress news, have 3-4 short talks from community members, and network with fellow WordPress users, designers, and developers.

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th Ave & 6th St)
  • When: Wednesday, Sep 5th from 7–9 PM
  • Cost: Please bring a snack or drink to share. This is an open event. Everyone is welcome.


  1. WordPress news and events, Lance Willett
  2. 3-4 short talks
    • George Jenson: “Evolution of a Custom Plugin” — demonstration of a menu plugin George created and continues to improve.
    • Chad Bush: plugin topic tbd
    • Gabe Luethje: CSS pre-processing
  3. Q & A and networking

Would you like to share a short presentation (5 to 10 minutes)? Contact Lance Willett via email: lance [at] simpledream [dot] net.

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August’s Third Thursday TDAC Meeting

Join us for the Third Thursday TDAC event as guest speaker Steven Meckler discusses the do’s and don’ts of digital photography. He will also touch on key points of photography that he believes deserve more recognition. Steven Meckler is a renowned photographer based in Tucson, AZ. To have him speak at TDAC is a privilege, so members are encouraged to come prepared with any questions or advice you seek for on digital photography. As always, this will be a great opportunity to mix with other TDAC members! Light refreshments will be served. See you there!

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AAF Communicators Mixer

It’s been a whole month since Tucson’s leading communications associations partied together. So we’ve called an emergency mixer to gather us for a night of networking to get the business year rolling.

Only after we worked out the details of the event did we realize we were holding it at a great brew pub that offers more magic brews than the Wicked Witch of the West, more cold ones than a knot of North Pole nudists, more hops than a three-legged race at a company picnic…well, you get the point: Beer will be served.

Reservation deadline: Aug. 17th by 5 p.m.

AAF, Ad2, AIGA, AMA and PRSA members $15
(Includes 2 beers per person)

Late reservations and walk-ins add $5 per person

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Tucson WordPress Meetup: July 2012

Join us for an evening of WordPress. We’ll cover the latest in WordPress news, share how we are using WordPress, and more!

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th Ave & 6th St)
  • When: Wednesday, July 11th from 7–9 PM
  • Cost: Please bring a snack or drink to share. This is an open event. Everyone is welcome.


  1. WordPress 3.4 review and other WordPress related news
  2. Built in WordPress: Examples of WordPress sites by Tucson web designers and developers.
  3. Q & A and networking
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AIGA: Gain conference

To be relevant in today’s economy, businesses must think about more than just their bottom line. At “Gain: AIGA Design for Social Value Conference” you’ll hear design, business and social innovation leaders from a variety of industries share their visionary approaches to creating social value. Presenters will demonstrate the broadening role design plays in institutional strategy, leadership, process and service, product and message, and how the creative attributes of designers provide special advantages to tackling socially relevant projects and enhancing the human experience.

Price: $425- $1,050 Price depends on if you are a member, a student member, an AIGA educator, or a non-member

More info at:

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TDAC Meet Up

  • When: Thursday, July 19th from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
  • Cost: Free

In this month’s TDAC event, guest speaker Graphic Fusion Design announces their latest app They will explain how this powerful app is an innovation to the way designers interact with their clients. Learn how you can be among one of its first life time subscribers for free!


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The 2012 AAF Western Region Conference

The Western Region Conference is an annual event that brings together the leaders and members of all of AAF’s member clubs in the West. The conference provides opportunities for leadership and professional development through a variety of industry speaker events and club management workshops. Open to anyone, this two day event is an opportunity to network with advertising professionals and to exchange valuable business and leadership ideas, concepts and programs.

The Curtis Hotel in Denver
Room rate is $149 per night when you book by 8/13.

David Droga of Droga 5 is our luncheon speaker on Friday!

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Second Annual ADstravaganza

Cost: $35 admission OR free with new or renewed Ad2 membership

Join Ad2 for their second annual Adstravaganza event, brought to you by Casino del Sol Resort Hotel. Enjoy pool-side service and an evening of live entertainment, cocktails, and appetizers in the setting of Casino del Sol’s brand new hotel! Special room rates are offered to attendees- just mention that you are attending Ad2’s Adstravaganza.

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12th Annual Big C Membership Mixer

Think you’ve been everywhere? Not if you ain’t been to Big C Country!

Pull on your boots, hop on your horse and ride on over to The Lodge on the Desert to take part in the Old Pueblo’s biggest annual summer mixer event filled with networkin’ and socializin’ for all of Tucson communications & marketing pros!

Tuesday June 19, 2012, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
The Lodge on the Desert, Palm Room
305 N. Alvernon Way

Admission lets you belly up to the cash bar for a drink, chow down on a hardy assortment of snacks, a chance to win door prizes and the best networkin’ opportunities in Big C Country!(Y’all don’t forget those business cards!)

Word in town is we’ll have live entertainment by the best rockabilly band in these parts, Jim-Jams with special guestWidow’s Hill!

Reservation deadline: June 13th by 5 p.m.

Big C Association Members $30, Non-Members $35
Late reservations add $5 per person, Walk-ins add $10 per person

CLICK HERE to make your reservation now!

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