WNM Ideate Conference

Friday, May 25, 2018

School of Web Design & New Media / 180 New Montgomery Street, 5th Floor


9:30 am - 12:00 pm; Check in 8:30 -9:00 am


Top School of Web Design & New Media students meet with industry professionals for portfolio review and networking opportunities. Participants are selected by application and jury selection only. Due to all the exciting end-of-semester Academy of Art events like Spring Show and Commencement, this semester’s Ideate Conference will only feature the Portfolio Review component.

    • Any WNM student, including graduating seniors, who wishes to participate must complete the application form below by Tuesday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. (PT) to be considered.
    • Due to a limited number of spots being available, late applications will not be accepted.
    • Completing this form does not guarantee you a spot. Spots are limited. All selected students will be notified by email on Friday, May 11. Selected students will be required to confirm attendance.

Important Deadlines

            • Portfolio Review Application is Open -- Wednesday, February 28
            • Portfolio Review Applications Due -- Tuesday, May 1 @ 4:00 p.m. (PT)
            • List of Portfolio Review Students Announced -- Friday, May 11
            • All Portfolio Sites Ready to Go -- Thursday, May 24

Who is eligible?


    • WNM students whose graduating semester is Spring 2018
      • Includes BFA, BFA2, AA, MA and MFA degrees
    • Has a working online portfolio*

Remaining Spots:

    • Current WNM student
    • Completed 18 or more units
    • Has a working online portfolio*

* NOTE: Your portfolio can be “in-progress,” when you apply. All we need is the actual working URL for your website. The online portfolio site must be ready and viewable by May 24 or you may be disqualified.

If you are a 100% Online Student and are unable to attend the Ideate Portfolio Review in person, you may apply to have your portfolio link shared on the Online Students Portfolio List. Please complete the same application form linked above. Again, preference will be given to graduating seniors and those with the strongest portfolio work.

Apply Now!

Other Details

Required Preparation Meeting

If you are selected for the Industry Portfolio Review you must attend the virtual Prep Meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. This is where you will receive final special instructions for the Portfolio Review.

Confirmed Industry Participants

Coming Soon!

Previous industry participants include Airbnb, Google, Lyft, PayPal, ROI DNA, Bonfire Labs, and more.