Debbie Millman by John Madere

June 13 | Debbie Millman | Why We Brand, Why We Buy

Regular price $50.00 Sale

Non-profits: $40, use the discount code LUMOS when you register.
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Why did Facebook become so popular and why are we riveted and/or addicted to our technological devices?

Why do some brands stand out from others? Is there some "magic" that makes us ogle over the latest product from Apple or crave a Starbucks?

This session will take a deep dive into influence branding has on our everyday lives, from branding ourselves and the world around us, to the role branding plays in the products we buy and the way we live. Join us to explore:

  • What are the waves of modern branding over the last 100 years? Debbie will explore each one, focusing on the brands that defined each period.
  • How human evolution and population trends are linked with branding
  • How psychology and behavioral rituals are linked with branding
  • How technology has changed the way we interact with each other and with brands
  • What it takes for modern brands to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • How branding connects with our most hard-wired, basic instincts

The session will conclude with an over-arching hypothesis of why, as a species, we continue to make and mark things, in every aspect of our lives.

*In addition to this Speaker Series session, we're thrilled to have Debbie join us  for a 4-hour workshop later in the day from 1-5pm EST called The Art of the Story. In this workshop, Debbie will work with a group of participants interested in exploring the art of telling a story through a unique combination of images and words. In this workshop, we will investigate the ability stories have to honor the diversity and commonality of our collective human experience. Participants will leave with their own visual story artifact! Reserve your seats here!

    ABOUT DEBBIE MILLMAN | @debbiemillman | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram

    Debbie Millman is a designer, author, curator, educator and brand strategist. Since 2005, she has been the host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters, which is one of the world’s very first podcasts. She is also co-founder and chair of the world’s first Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts, a curator for the Museum of Design, a contributor to Print Magazine, President Emeritus of AIGA, and the author of six books on design and branding.


    Hosted at ZingTrain's training space at 3728 Plaza Drive (right across from Zingerman's Coffee Company.)

    7:45 am - 8:00 am : Doors open for Registration, Coffee and Coffee Cake
    8:00 am - 9:00 am : Speaker presentation
    9:00 am - 9:30 am : Q&A
    9:30 am : Adjourn


    Success means you get better problems. Here at Speaker Series HQ we've got ourselves some. So, we put some rules in place so that our problems, better or otherwise, don't become your problems:

    >> Buy 6 seats for the price of 5 - Yep! While we no longer offer season passes like we have in seasons past, we are still offering a similar money-saving deal with our 6-packs. Attend the whole season yourself or buy a 6-pack for your business (register with the name of your business) and send as many people as you'd like throughout the season. Buy as many 6-packs as you'd like! Share the pack with your friends, if you wish - sharing is caring!

    >> 6-Packs are only good for Speakers Series sessions this season (through June 13, 2018). We will no longer be accepting season-to-season carry-over tickets -- it's a use 'em or lose 'em type of deal!

    >> If you decide a 6-pack is right for you, we want to be sure we have a seat ready for you at the sessions you plan to attend. There are two ways to do that: either let us know which sessions you plan to attend after purchasing your 6-pack OR when you receive an RSVP email from us the Monday before that Wednesday's session. This helps us tremendously in planning and we really appreciate it -- you rock!

    >> If you let us know that you cannot attend a session you've registered for 24 hours in advance, we would happily (well not happily, because we'll miss you!) refund your money. (6-Packs Excluded)

    >> We will no longer be able to offer refunds/transfers if someone does not show up for a session they registered for. We're finally catching up with the way the rest of the world does it!