Monterey Design Conference

October 25 - 27, 2024 | Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California


Where the Conversation about Design Happens

Every two years, the Monterey Design Conference brings together a diverse blend of globally recognized speakers to inspire and educate – all in scenic and vibrant location. In a retreat setting, MDC is your chance to step out of the everyday and into a creative space, networking with colleagues and re-connecting with the ideas and motivations that drew you to the profession from day one.


Renowned Speakers from Across the Globe

Speakers inspire creativity by sharing their stories, showcasing innovative projects, discussing design philosophy, encouraging risk-taking, exploring cross-disciplinary collaboration, addressing societal challenges. Their insights and experiences can ignite new ideas and perspectives, motivating you to approach your own creative endeavors with passion and purpose.


Pritzker Prize Laureate Yvonne Farrell (L) and Anne Fougeron, FAIA (R)

Two Ways to Attend; Countless Benefits

MDC Live: MDC's in-person legacy is an unparalleled, spectacular and intimate affair. Beyond its extraordinary speakers, attendees stroll the beach; wander the Julia Morgan-designed grounds; and sit on the deck of the main lodge often chatting with the most catalytic thinkers in architecture, sometimes with a future Pritzker Prize recipient as if they were in their backyard.  

MDC Online: See internationally acclaimed speakers from your desk or couch. 


Early Bird Rates End Earlier This Year
Take advantage of Early Bird rates before they leave the nest 07.31.24.

Registration includes up to 22 LUs.

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Pick-Up A Year’s Worth of Learning Units in A Congenial Setting

Programmed by leading California architects for architects, MDC learning sessions attract dynamic thought leaders and practitioners as presenters. Sessions deliver new best practices in an engaging atmosphere.

Obtain up to 22 AIA CE credits throughout the event.

#inspiring talks and #inspiring views

Design. Inspiration. Connection. Experience.

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