DESIGN

Four days of keynotes and boutique conversations that explore the future of entrepreneurial and civic innovation.

 

April 11-14, 2018

 

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DESIGN EVENTS


FOUNDERS SUMMIT BADGE

 

Creativity in the Next Economy

 

BUY BADGE
 



HOMETOWN SUMMIT BADGE

 

Industry & Makers

 

BUY BADGE
 



ALL ACCESS BADGE

 

Both Summits and All Ticketed Events

 

BUY BADGE
 


ENTREPRENEURS

Creativity in the Next Economy – Good design not only tells a story, it shapes how we approach reality. Whether it is applied to user experience on a website, creative product engineering, or even how we approach problems and think strategically, design transforms the everyday into experiences that connect with the consumer and shape our daily life.

Speakers announced January 2018

FOUNDERS SUMMIT SCHEDULE

CIVIC INNOVATORS

Industry & Makers – In the past 20 years, America has shed 28 percent of its manufacturing jobs, but the decline of employment isn’t the whole story. In terms of output, U.S. manufacturing has grown over the past three decades, and with technologies such as 3D printing, it has become easier than ever for small and mid-sized firms to participate in global markets. What do these trends mean for small cities, and how can cities support makers and manufacturers in their midst?

Speakers announced January 2018

HOMETOWN SUMMIT SCHEDULE

FORMAT

KEYNOTES & PANELS – National thought leaders and experts explore the future of Design.

TOPICAL DEEP-DIVES – Case studies and dialogues about hot topics in Design and Branding.

LUNCHEONS & MIXERS – Industry-focused discussions and exclusive networking opportunities.

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PANEL PICKER – Help us guide the topics and conversations by using our Panel Picker form to nominate panels and keynotes.

Open until December 10th.

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As human beings, we write our narratives through our stuff. Everything is art.

 

– Craig Dubitsky, Founder, Hello Products

2018 SUMMIT TRACKS

Design is one of the eight industry tracks at the Founders Summit, where hundreds of the nation’s thought leaders will convene to discuss the future of industry in dozens of cross-sector conversations.

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Founders

Summit

Hometown

Summit

Reinventing Our Health System

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Health

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The Community Hospital

Creativity in the Next Economy

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Design

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Industry & Makers

Leading the Energy Revolution

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Energy

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Climate Adaptation

Investment and Scale

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Food

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Opportunity and Impact

Access to Capital

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Investment

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The Startup Ecosystem

The Machine Learning Revolution

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Data

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Smart Cities

Tomorrow’s Content

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Media

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History and Identity

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs

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Social Impact

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The Future of Local Democracy