On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by our eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, we ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United States. Visitors to this site posted more than 300 entries on our blog.

Below is a tiny sample of the passionate voices and insightful comments we heard. Where do we go from here? The group input will contribute to the evolution of AIGA, the world’s largest design advocacy organization, as we explore ways to better serve the needs of the design community. To watch the evolution unfold, visit aiga.org.