- Grupo W
A one day conference that celebrates the Hispanic heritage of San Antonio’s creatives. Our mission is to enlighten and empower through the inclusion of all creatives while cultivating new voices within our community.
8:00AM - 6:00PM at Trinity University
The San Antonio chapter of AIGA–the professional association for design–believes that creativity thrives in community. In line with this belief, and acknowledging San Antonio’s culture, we present ¡SOMOS!, a conference celebrating the Hispanic heritage of the city’s creatives.
Grab some swag, mingle for a bit, grab coffee and a snack. Don't forget to check out the silent auction.
AIGA San Antonio
Opening Remarks & Announcements
Doris Palmeros & Vicki Meloney
Replace-the-Hate is a grassroots effort to counter hatred and anger with beauty and hope. It started at Pennsylvania's Kutztown University with Professor Vicki Meloney and echoed 1,500 miles away in San Antonio with Professor Doris Palmeros at The University of the Incarnate Word. The idea was to conduct workshops that aim to create a collective space where students and community can practice using their voices and create visual messages of anti-hate. The purpose was to build communal ties, renounce hate, and rejoice in diversity through creative expressions and community art-making workshops. The results were beautiful and the response was overwhelming. It was clear from the community support of these events, that people were eager to come together to stand against exclusion and show that their towns were no place for hate.
This presentation will affirm the importance of educating our students about the power of design advocacy. We will share the results of these on-the-fly designs and the passion-driven work created in these workshops and demonstrate how design has the power to engage and propel students and the community alike to find a voice.
Stretch your legs, mingle a bit and check out the silent auction.
Miguel Calderon & Matt Briones, Grupo W
Topics Coming Soon
As creatives we see things different by default, we like to break the status quo, but how do we stay grounded and focus in an ever-changing culture, let's talk about the life outside of the spotlight and how crucial that life is for the success we are pursuing.
Stretch your legs, last chance to bid on the silent auction.
District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, San Antonio City Council
AIGA San Antonio
Closing Remarks, giveaways and silent auction.
Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co
Join us and enjoy some local brews with us at Dorcćol on 1902 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204