aiga into the woods


For over twenty years…

INTO THE WOODS has cultivated unexpected insights and meaningful connections between both people and ideas in a retreat-style atmosphere.

In 1996, the very first Into the Woods was held at Lake Quinault Lodge, on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington and featured a rustic atmosphere in the glacial-carved Quinault Valley. With a permanent move to the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, nestled in the Cascade Mountains in Leavenworth Washington, Into the Woods offers attendee’s majestic views and a cozy campus setting where we take over the campus for the entire 3-day event.

Past Into the Woods Keynote Speakers: Steve Frykholm, Yves Behar, Kyle Cooper, Stefen Fangmeier, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast, Craig Frazier, Ellen Lupton, Angela Adams, Rick Valicenti, Gail Anderson, Matthew Carter, Kit Hinrichs, Allan Cobb, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Howard Lichter, Jay Ryan, and many more.

Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. As design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, inspire designers and the public, enhance professional development and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

Photography provided by Jen Au Photography | Seattle WA