MDC North Campus to Host D3 Art + Design Conference & Expo April 3-5

Miami, March 29, 2018 – Get ready to be immersed into the world of art, design and technology at the 4th Annual D3 Art + Design Conference & Expo on April 3 – 5, presented by the School of Entertainment Design & Technology at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus and Multidisciplinary Academic Learning Lounges (MALLs).  

The D3 interdisciplinary conference’s primary focus is in education, professional development and experiential learning. D3 brings together a diverse community of independent thinkers who work on projects rooted in these emergent creative industries. Advertising, motion design and visual effects, as well as other areas of design, are emphasized through lectures, portfolio reviews, and hands-on workshop demonstrations. The conference also works to develop and maintain a collaborative design community for local design students and industry professionals.

“The D3 Conference is an opportunity for our students and community to interact with industry professionals.  We are also thankful for our industry professionals who are taking the time to engage with students and the community”, said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, President of North and InterAmerican Campuses.

MDC’s School of Entertainment Design & Technology offers training in a variety of exciting careers in creative industries such as computer animation, film production, graphic design, music business, TV production, web design and more! Learn more at

The 2018 D3 conference schedule:

Tuesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m.

MDC Student Showcase & live performance by MDC Live Arts

Lehman Theatre (Building 5)
D3 kicks off the student showcase event with a live performance presented by MDC Live Arts. Enjoy a light networking reception as guests mix and mingle while viewing artwork and projects created by MDC graphic design, visual arts, fashion and technology students.

Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m.

D3 Celebrates Diversity in Design

Building 3 Conference Room

A panel of high-profile minority entertainment media & design professionals within the sports, fashion, music and tech industries will come together to discuss their current design roles, accomplishments and how to make the inaccessible accessible. The goal is to inspire youth ages 14-24 interested in working in the entertainment industry.

Thursday, April 5 at 9 a.m.

“Discover Your Craft”

Building 3 Conference Room

Visit exhibitor booths to get hands-on experience in screen printing, letter press and Chinese calligraphy. Sign up to have portfolio reviewed by college professors and industry professionals, such as from the Miami Dolphins creative team. Uncertain about your career pathway? Make an appointment with one of the ProMentors for free career advice. Sharpen your skills at one of D3’s ProWorkshop series, taught by industry experts who believe D3’s commitment to digital literacy and high impact design experiences that lead to lifelong learners.

To RSVP and for more information about the D3 Art + Design Conference & Expo, please visit For general information, please call 305-237-1696.

WHAT:      4th Annual D3 Art + Design Conference and Expo

WHEN:      Tuesday – Thursday, April 3 – 5

WHERE:    MDC’s North Campus – Various locations

11380 NW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33167