I’m really excited to get back to New Orleans, finally (after almost 13 years!) and the AIGA annual conference is as good a reason as ever. This year, I’ve been fortunate enough to program and moderate the GAIN track at the conference on business issues. I get to reprise a couple of the themes from last October’s GAIN conference in New York and include at least one speaker who couldn’t make it. In addition, we’re exploring some new themes that relate to the redesign of business and how designers can play a more strategic and active role in business. At the very least, it will be an opportunity to catch-up with smart, fun people, eat some great food, and be outside, at night, when it’s warm! Come join us!