Conferences I've missed.

Bruce Nussbaum

Office meetings seem to be getting longer, more frequent and less productive. But conferences--at least on design, innovation and creativity--appear to be getting more interesting and more fruitful. I hate missing the good ones and I've just missed two. The AIGA annual conference in Boston in early September was terrific I hear. Luckily Jason Kotte was there and posted this great speech by Pentagram's Michael Bierut. It's on one of my favorite themes--you have to listen to be a great designer. Listen to your clients. Listen to the cultural context within which they live.

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