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AIGA San Antonio Presents

¡somos! Conference

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.

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

8:00AM - 6:00PM at Trinity University

Creativity Thrives in Community

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.


  • Cross-border Design
  • Design for Impact
  • Self-care for Creatives
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • and more
Conference attendees smiling while talking to one of the speakers Rolando Murillo & Cesar Rivera on stage talking about AIGA



  • Professor
  • University of the Incarnate Word


  • Professor
  • Kutzown University


  • Art Director
  • University of the Incarnate Word


  • Art Director
  • Anderson Marketing Group


  • Founder & Mobile Developer
  • Visuales


  • Councilman District 1
  • City of San Antonio
  • Facebook profile
  • Instagram Profile
  • Twitter Profile


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Grab some swag, mingle for a bit, grab coffee and a snack. Don't forget to check out the silent auction.

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM


AIGA San Antonio

Opening Remarks & Announcements

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Replace the Hate

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.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM


Stretch your legs, mingle a bit and check out the silent auction.

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

The Past, the Present y el Futuro

Eduardo Juarez

A conversation about coming up from the trenches, learning from your mistakes and how the hustle will drive you to be a better creative. In other words, to achieve your goals as a professional, Ponte las pilas.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Growing with Diversity

Miguel Calderon & Matt Briones, Grupo W

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Topic Lunches

Topics Coming Soon

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Pixels Y Otras Cosas: The Life Outside of the Spotlight

Angel Lara

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.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

More Than One Voice

Teresa Treviño

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM


Stretch your legs, last chance to bid on the silent auction.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM


District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, San Antonio City Council

4:30 PM


AIGA San Antonio

Closing Remarks, giveaways and silent auction.

7:00 PM

After Party

Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co

Join us and enjoy some local brews with us at Dorcćol on 1902 S Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78204