Executives from local organizations will speak at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s Northeast Design Dialogue.
IDSA’s Northeast Design Dialogue Conference, themed “Forward Thinking Through Vintage Perspectives,” will guide attendees on a journey to what the future could look like by examining the past and present against the backdrop of Philadelphia’s rich history. The conference focus starts from the past, shifts to the present and ends with the future.
Friday afternoon: “To Know Your Past is to Know Your Future”
Saturday morning: “Change is the New Norm - Now What?”
Saturday afternoon: “What’s Next? Thinking Beyond Design”
Master of Ceremonies (Friday): Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office
Keynote: Bill Moggridge, director, Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Regina Blaszczyk, founder and principal, Innovative Histories
Peter Bressler, founder, board chair, Bresslergroup
Hilary Jay, founder, DesignPhiladelphia
Natalie Nixon, associate professor, Philadelphia University
Jamie Salm, creative director, MIO
Christopher Sharrock, dean, The University of the Arts’ College of Art and Design
Mathieu Turpault, director of design, Bresslergroup
Götz Unger, associate professor and founding director, Philadelphia University’s Industrial Design Department