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October 2017

World Design Summit

October 16 - 25
Palais des congrès de Montréal,
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1H5 Canada
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The World Design Summit Montréal 2017 is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: How design can shape the future. Montréal will host design professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world. For 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance professional development. More than a mere celebration of design, the World Design Summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions…

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Contract Design Forum

October 18 - 20
La Fonda on the Plaza,
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM United States
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Each year, the Contract Design Forum is held for the most engaged experts in commercial architecture and interior design—architects and designers who are principals of firms, and nationally recognized designers of workplace, hospitality, healthcare, retail, education, and civic projects. National real estate leaders attend as well. The audience is engaged in thought-provoking discussions at Forum, allowing attendees to think of their work and the future in new and different ways.

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October 22 - 24
Washington Marriott at Metro Center,
775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Government often makes bad decisions about climate, infrastructure, health care, taxes, regulations and other priorities because a few unsustainable mega-influencers insist that’s “what business wants.” ASBC members know better. At SustyBiz – a.k.a., the Sustainable Business Summit – you’ll get the tools to tell your representatives what your business really wants from government to create an economy that works for all. Put on by the American Sustainable Business Council [ASBC], SustyBiz brings together company leaders, elected officials, think-tanks and media…

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IASDR Conference on Design Research

October 31 - November 3
University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP,
5470 Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH 45221 United States
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The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) invites educators and practitioners to attend and participate in the 2017 IASDR Conference on Design Research to discuss the array of possibilities for design and design research in the century ahead. The conference will benefit from all that our college, university, and the city of Cincinnati have to offer – as celebrated locations for the study, practice, and business of design and design research. The 2017 IASDR Conference on Design…

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November 2017

TED Women

November 1 - 3
Orpheum Theater,
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112 United States
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In planning for TED Women, TED asked their community: What matters to you now? Time. Time is personal. We all have the same amount of time — 24 hours a day and yet most of us feel we never have enough. Even with today’s latest inventions, technology, science, we can’t make time or stop time — or can we? Come explore time zones, time travel, time outs and times together. We will explore the conventions and challenges of time at…

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CIDQ Annual Council of Delegates Meeting

November 9 - 11
Hilton Alexandria Old Town,
1767 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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The CIDQ Annual Council of Delegates Meeting brings together officials from state and provincial interior design regulatory boards with the industry’s certification representatives, in order to continue advancing the profession while still serving to protect the public. Attendees will be updated on CIDQ’s key initiatives, exchange ideas and tools, collaborate on issues in the field and network with peers.

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Product Innovation Management Conference by PDMA

November 11 - 15
Swissotel Chicago,
323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The Product Innovation Management Conference by PDMA [Product Development and Management Association] is the only innovation event with a unique interactive format that provides attendees with actionable ideas, meaningful relationships and turnkey tools to immediately drive impact. The Product Innovation Management Conference is a five-day collaborative event hosted by the largest association dedicated to product development professionals. PIM delivers the latest in product and service development knowledge and practices that are applicable to real world situations. With experts, practitioners, academics, students and solution…

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Sustainable Brands – New Metrics

November 13 - 15
Loews Philadelphia Hotel,
1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future. The Sustainable Brands Conference is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of like-minded colleagues who can help. The goal is to amplify current leadership and success surrounding innovation…

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Leadership Summit on the Business of Design

November 13 - 14
The Harvard Club of New York,
35 W 44th St,, New York, NY 10036 United States
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The Leadership Summit on the Business of Design hosted by the Design Futures Council is a gathering of C-Suite executives from across Architecture, Engineering and Construction to explore and discuss risks, challenges, and opportunities in driving quality, profitability, and running a better business. “Risk” is a word that inspires unease, but hidden within risk are opportunities that can be exploited. Identifying, understanding, mitigating, and managing risk are vital skills that leaders need—but few have truly mastered how to understand risk…

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January 2018

Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology

January 17, 2018 - January 18, 2018
La Valencia Hotel,
1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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The Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology hosted by the Design Futures Council is perhaps the most significant such gathering of design thinking since the La Jolla gatherings began in 2004. Comprehensive interactive design, cognitive science framework, and new approaches and tools for design. Technology has a unique relationship to change: it is a primary driver of change, and it is the subject of change. The Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology focuses on leading…

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March 2018

SpArc Interiors

March 4, 2018 - March 6, 2018
Hilton Fort Worth,
815 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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Opal Group SpArc Interiors is an invitation-only meeting that brings together directors of interior design from the top architecture & design firms in the nation. Thought leaders will share best practices, present case study driven data and explore novel approaches that speak to the industry’s most challenging topics. SpArc Interiors’ intimate setting and interactive program format fosters an environment where like-minded peers can engage in thought provoking discussions around a variety of relevant industry subjects. The invaluable information shared during…

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Leadership Summit on Collaboration Across the Design Continuum

March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
Four Seasons Atlanta,
75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
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The Leadership Summit on Collaboration Across the Design Continuum hosted by the Design Futures Council is an exploration into the dynamics of successful collaboration contrasted by non-collaborative behaviors so prevalent in the industry. The Leadership Summit on Collaboration Across the Design Continuum is a gathering of the primary constituents across the design continuum—from owners, investors, and attorneys to architects, engineers, and constructors—to ask and respond to straight-forward questions about the reality of collaboration: Why is functional collaboration more the exception…

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