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.


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.

Two Ways to Attend; Countless benefits

MDC Live:

MDC's in-person legacy is an unparalleled, spectacular and intimate affair. Beyond its extraordinary lectures and speakers, attendees find themselves strolling on the beach; wandering the Julia Morgan-designed grounds; or sitting on the deck of the main lodge in conversation with a Pritzker Prize recipient or many of the most catalytic thinkers in architecture-as if they were invited into their own backyard.  

MDC Online:

The ease of seeing internationally acclaimed speakers from your desk or couch. 

Keynote sessions from Merrill Hall will be livestreamed to virtual participants.  (CES sessions on Friday and Saturday will not be livestreamed.)

Early bird pricing good through July 31

AIA Members - $690 

Non-Member Price - $935 

Spouse - $450 

Emerging Professional Member - $400 

Emerging Professional Non-Member - $645

Student - $200 

One day pass (Sat) - $300

Virtual Pass- Member - $250 

Virtual Pass- Non-Member - $300 

Watch Party Options available
Regular pricing begins August 1  view details


Pick-Up A Year’s Worth of Learning Units;
Attendees typically receive up to 22 AIA CE credits throughout the event.

Design. Inspiration. Connection. Experience.

#inspiring talks and #inspiring views

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