7th Annual National Student Show & Conference

Registration is now closed for the 7th Annual National Student Show & Conference. Tickets will be available at the door.

Our three day conference is packed full of events and workshops to get you inspired, and ready to be hired. You won’t want to miss our lineup of rockstar keynote speakers including Mig Reyes (Threadless), Kate Bingaman-Burt (Obsessive Consumption), Dan Covert and Andre Andreev (Dress Code) and many more! As well as breakout sessions and workshops, panel discussions, studio tours and parties. Not to mention a portfolio review by some of the industry’s leading professionals and a job fair for seniors.

Map to Dallas Convention Center

2011 Student Show Judges


2011 Selected entries


2011 National Student Show & Conference Schedule

Thursday March 31

12:00pm-1:00pm- Check in Students for studio tours

1:00pm-5:00pm- Studio Tours- DART

Friday April 1st

8:00am-5:30pm Show Room Open/ Registration

9:30am-10:00am: Opening Welcome

10:00am- 11:00am Keynote Speaker- Bryony Gomez

11:30am-1:00pm Round Table Discussions

1:00pm- 2:30pm Lunch on own

2:00pm-5:00pm Portfolio reviews (underclassmen only)

Breakout Sessions  1A-1D

2:30pm-3:30p – Don Clampitt- Clampitt Paper School

2:30pm-3:30p - Hank Richardson: Portfolio school vs University

2:30pm-3:30p – How to write copy, sorta: Wayne Geyer

2:30pm-3:30p – Flaunt: Portfolios- Bryony Gomez

Breakout Sessions 2A-2D

4:00pm-5:00pm- Motion is the new print!- Barton

4:00pm-5:00pm- Color Dynamics Printing Demo- Trehan

4:00pm-5:00pm- Quick Thinking: Logo Competition

4:00pm-5:00pm- Zines, Winners! Press – DIY publishing is easy!

5-6:30pm- Break

6:30pm-7:30pm Keynote Speaker- Dan & Andre of Dress Code 

8:30-10:00pm- Mohawk Party off site at Tractorbeam

Saturday April 2nd

8:00am-5:30pm Show Room Open/ Registration

9:30am: Good Morning Welcome

10:00am- 11:00am Keynote Speaker- Kate Bingham-Burt

11:00am-11:30- Break

11:00am-3:00pm Job Fair/ Portfolio Review (graduating Seniors ONLY)

Breakout Sessions 3A-3D

11:30am-12:30pm- Glen Griffin- How Advertising’s Big Ideas are Born

11:30am-12:30pm- Dan & Andre- Mistakes, Everyone Makes Them

11:30am-12:30pm- Jill Broussard Photography/ food styling

11:30am-12:30pm- Quick Thinking: Poster Competition

12:30pm-2:00pm- Lunch on own

Breakout Sessions 4A-4D

2:00pm-3:00pm- How Open Minds Can Open Doors- Matt George

2:00pm-3:00pm The vital friendship between an AD and a photographer

2:00pm-3:00pm- Boxal packaging demo- Aaron Opsal and Blake Wright

2:00pm-3:00pm- Mobil app design- Jason Franzen

3:30pm-4:30pm- Keynote Speaker- - Mig Reyes of Threadless

6:30pm-8:30pm- Awards Gala

  • Date – Thursday, March 31, 2011
  • Time – 8:00 am
  • Location – Dallas Convention Center ()


Michael A. Lewis Said:

What is the fee for instructors who will be bringing a group of students?
on Feb. 15, 2011

Anonymous Said:

For the two senior portfolio competitions (the Padgett and Jump-Start Scholarship) when it says we need 7-10 pieces, does that means 7-10 single items or 7-10 Campaigns/Projects?
on Feb. 23, 2011

Anonymous Said:

I paid to submit a piece but I didn't see the tracking tag that I need to print out. Where do I find this tag?
on Feb. 25, 2011

Brandon DeLoach Said:

Anyone having trouble getting a submission form for your work, please email Blake: blake.elshire@gmail.com. He's on call until the deadline to help.
on Feb. 26, 2011

Andrew Klein Said:

I went to the first DSVC Student Show in 2004 as a student, it was an amazing experience and it's when I really started getting serious about my design work. Couldn't recommend this enough to students, it was well worth the cost.
on Feb. 26, 2011

Andrew Klein Said:

Correction: the first National Student Show was in 2005
on Feb. 26, 2011

design student Said:

Does anyone know the judges for this year's student show?
on Feb. 27, 2011

Design Wanderer Said:

How about a tentative schedule for the 7th annual design conference?
on Mar. 8, 2011

Mig Reyes Said:

Excited to hang out with everyone!
on Mar. 18, 2011

Lam Said:

I bought a ticket to the conference And was wondering if I could get some more information on it. Do I just need my revisit to get in?
on Mar. 21, 2011

Lam Said:

I bought a ticket to the conference And was wondering if I could get some more information on it. Do I just need my revisit to get in?
on Mar. 21, 2011

Tabitha Said:

For the studio tours on Thursday are we meeting at the Convention Center between 12-1 and then leaving on the DART?
on Mar. 25, 2011

Anna Said:

what is the mohawk party? i researched tractorbeam gallery, but i'm not sure what the party is about...
on Mar. 28, 2011

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