POGO Student Conference

Over the course of two days, this event provides an unparalleled opportunity for design students, graduates and design newcomers to learn, connect, guide and inspire creative thinking.
Event Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 07:00 to Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 07:00
Event Location Details: 
Langara College, 601 West Broadway

POGO CONFERENCE

Over the course of two days, this event provides an unparalleled opportunity for design students, graduates and design newcomers to learn, connect, guide and inspire creative thinking. Developed with this experience in mind, the conference includes studio tours, creative workshops and a portfolio critique. It’s also a great opportunity to learn and network!

STUDIO TOURS
Friday, April 4 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Subplot: subplot.com 
Cossette: cossette.com 
Metropolitan Fine Printers: metprinters.com

Limited to 20 Participants

POGO PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Saturday April 5  -  8:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Portfolio Critiques

The GDC/BC POGO Portfolio Review is open to recent graduates aspiring to enter into a career in communication design and to students currently enrolled in a design program. Several industry professionals will be in attendance to provide insightful and constructive advice to attendees about their current portfolio. This is a great opportunity to practice 'real-world' interview skills and receive honest feedback from industry professionals in a non-competitive environment. This is also a great opportunity to network with the who's who in the Vancouver design community.

Limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

WORKSHOP 1
Brand Yourself
Speaker: Casey Hrynkow, FGDC

The job market is better than it's been in years, but don't be complacent. Getting the right job is about communicating who you are, what you do and what you're passionate about. Casey Hrynkow, President of Herrainco Brand Strategy + Design, has been hiring designers for 25 years. Her talk will address what it takes to become the candidate to beat. She will also lead a group critique based on this talk. Bring your portfolios and an open mind.

Limited to a maximum of 50 participants.

WORKSHOP 2
The Business of Design - A workshop on Contracts and Ethics
Speaker: Johnathon Vaughn Strebly (President GDC BC, epixStudios)

Learn the inner workings of design briefs, web site needs analysis, change order forms, invoicing, contracts, terms and conditions, and non-disclosure agreements. No creative process or design workflow can succeed without these must have documents and principles employed. To avoid client disagreements, legal actions, and payment problems, these practices are essential. All workshop attendees will receive sample contracts and documents to use in their own design practice.

Limited to a maximum of 50 participants.

WEEK SCHEDULE
Friday April 4th, 2014
Studio Tours

1:00 - 1:30 Registration at the parking lot in the South East corner of Cambie Street and Broadway
2:00 - 4:00 Studio Tours
4:00 - 4:30 Tour of MET Fine Printers
5:00 Return to Cambie and Broadway

Saturday April 5th, 2014
POGO Conference - Langara College, Unit L4 - 601 West Broadway, Vancouver

8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 12:00 Portfolio Critique
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 Creative Workshops

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