The annual pilgrimage to northern Minnesota, Design Camp® is our premiere event and the largest regional conference in the country. Held since 1980 in late September/early October at a lodge in northern Minnesota, Design Camp sets the standard for regional design conferences. Its atypical three-day structure mixes indoor and outdoor activities with both educational and social events.
Four keynote speakers set the tone for camp, with one speaker addressing attendees at the beginning of each day. Small-group workshops and creative sessions follow these presentations. Attendees (referred to as “campers”) stay in lakefront cabins and condos, then meet in the main lodge for events and meals.