creating a place where design
thrives for everyone


AIGA Raleigh is proud to present THRIVE 2018, a one-day supercharged creative conference. Much like the mission of AIGA Raleigh (to create a place where design thrives for everyone), THRIVE hopes to inspire the creative leaders of today and our future creative leaders of tomorrow with encouragement and training through Design Empowerment, enabling social change through Design Impact, and cultivating the creative community through Uniting People.

Our attendees will leave this conference feeling energized to push forward, onward, and upward.



thrive '18 speaker lineup

We have assembled a line-up of speakers from all over the United States to change the way you think about yourself, where you live, and the impact you can have on both.


Scotty Russell

Illustrative Letterer
Cedar Falls, IA


AntOInette Carroll

CEO, Creative Reaction Lab
St. Louis, MO


Nick Ramos

Build Hope Not Walls
Georgetown, TX



Poet, Musician, Politcal Activist,
Los Angeles, CA


Keetra Dean Dixon

Designer, Artist, Teacher
New York, NY


Erik Reagan

Co-Founder, Ops Dir. Focus Lab
Savannah, GA


thrive '18 sponsors

We are so thankful for our sponsors. They help us raise the game by giving us some freedom to create a better experience for you. Make sure you visit these great organizations and let them know you appreciate them being a part of what we are doing. Interested in becoming a sponsor? By becoming a sponsor of THRIVE 2018 you are engaging the community. You are helping change the landscape and the conversations. You are bringing new ideas to the table.


thrive '18 Venue
church on morgan


Much like our mission to create a place where design thrives for everyone, the Church on Morgan is a Community Space that welcomes everyone. Thier new home is on the corner of Morgan & Blount Streets in the middle of the “Food Corridor” or Moore Square District of the city - an entrepreneurial area defined by local restaurants, great artists, and lots of new residents. It’s one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Raleigh and they consider it a privilege to serve and invest here.

Photo by Ashley Easter

Photo by Ashley Easter

get your thrive '18 tickets today!