Tuesday Sessions - July 18

Jul 18 2017

Keynote –
Reinventing Transportation:
The Disruption of Driverless Mobility

Driverless vehicles are guaranteed to change society, infrastructure, and the economy. Author and expert Rutt Bridges explores this new frontier and how it will impact the world.
Rutt Bridges
Oct 16 2018

Remembering Forward:
Hybrid Architectures from the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale

Our cities and buildings speak to how we see ourselves and the world around us. Discuss how architecture can comment on the ever-evolving notion of our human condition.
Mark Harris

The Kitchen As We Know It Is Dying:
Make Way For The Kitchen of The Future

The kitchen as older generations have known it is making way for the kitchen of the future. The kitchen is now home office, entertainment central, place of homework doing and project collaborating. How do advances in appliance technology and the changes in meal preparation inform kitchen design today?
Lauren Murry
Brian Pignanelli
Beth Pilar Strongwater
Patti Naumann
Jed MacKenzie
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch Break

Enduring Tech
Making Sure the High-Tech Items We Choose Today are Still Relevant in a Decade

Good choices in high-tech can positively impact any space, we will discuss three important criteria for choosing high-tech products that will still be relevant in a decade.
Brian Baker

Social Media and Your Design-Focused Business:
What Works? What Doesn’t? And How Much Should You Invest in Your Digital Platforms?

This presentation and discussion will delve into the oftentimes confusing and opaque waters of social media for design-focused firms. Social media platforms can be a powerful tool for design businesses to elevate their branding and drive tangible business, yet many design-focused businesses don't know how to best utilize them to their advantage. Social media experts will speak to best practices, and design pros will offer their thoughts on how important social media is to a design-focused firm. Architectural photographer James Florio will also talk about how he incorporates social media into his business and provide ideas on how to capture the best images of your work.
Abigail Plonkey
Holly Bell
Caroline Joan Peixoto
James Florio

The Personalization of Everyday Life

The mass-produced repeatability no longer holds the value it once did Advanced algorithms anticipate our individual needs and wants. What are the up side of personalization? More authentic experiences? What are the downsides?
Max Burton

Keynote –
Humans: Designing Within Our Species

This talk will cover a number of topics centered on what we know and don't know about people including instincts v. preconceptions and the ability of design to influence behavior, and the power it can give us as designers.
Dan Formosa, Ph.D.

Keynote – Drink Your Feelings
Learn How Creatives and Brewers Collaborate to Translate Craft Beer Concepts into Effective Brand Stories

Design can have emotional resonance, particularly in the craft beer world. Presenters from Anthem Branding and Upslope brewing will discuss collaboration between brewers and designers.
Michael Benjamin
Jacki Ognibene