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Architect William Pedersen to Speak at Design Intersections

Architect William Pedersen, who will present at the April 2014 Design Intersections event

Renowned architect William Pedersen will speak at the spring 2014 Design Intersections seminar hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Design and sponsored by Larsen. Pedersen, whose resume includes the Shanghai World Financial Center and World Bank Headquarters, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and founding partner of New York architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. His April 24 presentation, titled “Multiple Scales,” will explore the impact of design on large- and small-scale projects. For more information and to register, visit the Design Intersections website.

Larsen Sponsors MN AMA Digital Series for Fourth Year

Larsen is pleased to continue our sponsorship of the MN AMA Digital Series. The three-part series kicked off in November with “Brand Building Through Digital Communities” — a panel of experts from companies including Best Buy, General Mills, Truvia, Park Nicollet, and Capella University. On Tuesday, January 28, a panel discussion titled “Attracting Customers Through Content Marketing” will feature content experts  from University of Minnesota, SPPS, Prairie Home Companion, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Nina Hale, Inc.

Speakers for the March series conclusion will be announced soon. For more details and to register for the January event, visit

Design Intersections to Feature Nike Innovation Director

Nike Innovation Director Susan Sokolowski, who presented at Design Intersections in 2013

Join Larsen and the University of Minnesota College of Design at Design Intersections on Thursday, October 3 to hear the Innovation Director for Nike’s Apparel Innovation team, Susan Sokolowski. Susan will share ideas for managing innovative projects, inventing new products, and pushing the limits of design.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center
Online registration closes September 27. Walk-ins welcome.

For more information and to register, visit the Design Intersections website.

Larsen to Host AIGA Minnesota Cocktails with Creatives

Join us at Larsen on August 8 from 6-8pm for Cocktails with Creatives, AIGA Minnesota’s monthly social networking event. The event is free and open to both AIGA members and interested non-members. This month’s gathering will include a toast to former national AIGA president Doug Powell, who recently  accepted a position with IBM in Austin, TX. For more details about Cocktails with Creatives, please visit the AIGA Minnesota website.

New Format Announced for Design Intersections 2013

Target's Greg Van Bellinger will speak at the May 2013 Design Intersections seminar

Design Intersections, a presentation series hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Design and sponsored by Larsen, will have a new format in 2013. Previously an annual half-day design seminar, the series will now be offered as a morning presentation twice a year. The new format will allow attendees to explore the impact of design across a broader range of industries.

The May 2013 event will feature Greg Van Bellinger, Hardlines Design Director for Target. Susan Sokolowski, Innovation Director at Nike, will speak in October 2013.

For more information or to register, please visit the Design Intersections website.

Larsen Sponsors 2012-13 MN AMA Digital Series

Larsen is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2012-13 MN AMA Digital Series. The three-part presentation series will kick off November 29 with The Fabulous Mash-Up of Search, Social, and Mobile. This is Larsen’s third consecutive year sponsoring the series, which offers insights and resources to digital marketers. Visit the MN AMA website for event and registration information.

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