About the Hue Design Summit // July 26 – 28, 2019
“The importance of the saying ‘no man is an Island’ has been proved to be the reason why [we] need to make a collective effort in the bid to achieve professional success. For many individuals that have succeeded in their career, [that success has largely been attributed] to the strong networking channels they have created over time.” – Bianca Miller Cole, Forbes
If you follow black culture and design then you’ve likely been hearing a lot about the Hue Design Summit. There have been lots of questions about what exactly one can expect attending and whether it is worth the trip to Atlanta. Check out the information below to get answers to some popular questions and learn more about the Hue Collective and what you can expect attending the conference this July 26 – 28th.
What is HUE?
The planning committee, known as the HUE Collective, consists of a team of creatives who have a desire to create a comfortable environment in which we take great care to share our expertise across various fields of design with wellness, outreach, and some fun thrown in there – we want each designer that comes to our summit to leave with new relationships, new insights, and a new community of people to work together to build our future.
(Learn more about the members of the HUE Collective here.)
What is the HUE Design Summit?
HUE Design Summit is organized by a collective of creative individuals who believe that in order for a community to flourish, there must first be a community. The summit returned this summer as a 4-day un-conference created for designers and developers of color, bringing curated conversations and workshops in an environment where we are given the space and tools necessary to advance in the ever-changing world of technology.
(More questions? Check out the summit’s FAQs here.)
Why should I attend?
The HUE Design Summit aims to complement the ecosystem of events and conferences for creatives by offering a different way of gathering. The number of attendees is purposefully kept low, which keeps the focus on personal interactions. HUE provides a safe space for relaxing and networking where creatives of color can bring their whole selves.
Here’s an awesome write up with more reasons why you won’t want to miss this year’s summit.
What can I expect?
Attendees get the opportunity to have intimate, in-depth conversations with industry leaders in design as well as up and coming designers. The programming and conversations are personalized and dynamic and the entire experience is designed to be shaped by those who attend. Being underrepresented in this industry, many of us have to mask much of our identities in our workplaces.
I am not sure if I will be able to attend this year but would like more information about plugging into the community and possibly attending future events.
–You can sign up for their newsletter on the site and get all of the latest updates delivered to your mailbox. You can also check out and follow HUE’s social links below:
Got more questions?
Head over to their website or send them a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to check out the Design Chat, hosted by AAGD on Wednesday, June 12th at 5p PST / 6p MST / 7p CST / 8p EST.