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dmi:Design Leadership Conference
Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion

22 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH
May 22 - 24, 2018



Registration Fees for Full Conference Pass: 

Member $800
Membership and Registration Bundle
- add a membership or renewal now for +$300 ($100 savings)



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Join the Design Management Institute (DMI) at our first dmi:Design Leadership Conference on Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion, a two-day event held at the beautiful LPK Mansion and Innoventures Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. This unique event is an opportunity to learn from accomplished women and minorities from around the globe; to network, collaborate, grow, and share successes and challenges together.

A combination of speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions will be held, apply learnings in your workplace right away.

Topics will cover several tracks:

  • Hear powerful career stories
  • Learn design management tools and methods that anyone can apply to achieve success
  • Explore strategies to overcome career challenges

Join us! You'll be enlightened and inspired.

The conference is open to ALL who wish to learn and share around these important topics.



Conference Speakers (Speakers will be updated regularly)








William Gipson
President End-to-End Packaging Transformation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, P&G

Phil Duncan
Chief Design Officer, P&G


Tysonn Betts
Associate Design Director, Global Family Care, P&G


Jeanine Spence
Principal, Current Associates


Hayley Woolford
CEO/ Founder, Ivy Leaf Innovation


Jerome Kathman
Chairman of the Board, LPK


Carole Bilson
President, Design Management Institute


Bob Schwartz
GM, Global Design & UX, GE Healthcare




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Located on the shoreline of the Ohio river, greater Cincinnati is the headquarters city for both national and international companies including nine Fortune 500 companies and 2 Fortune 100 companies, making Cincinnati a center for design.


Galleries, museums, and great restaurants are all within walking distance of the conference.  You'll want to track down Cincinnati food favorites Skyline chili, goette, and Graeter's ice cream.  



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Venue - LPK Mansion and Innoventures Hall

22 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH


Set in the heart of downtown Cincinnati along the Piatt Park corridor, the LPK Mansion was built in 1861 during the Civil War for a successful wholesale clothier. The Italianate mansion is one of the earliest works of Samuel Hannaford, Cincinnati’s best-known late 19th century architect and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Built in a contemporary New Brutalist style, the LPK Innoventures Hall, with its exposed concrete construction and ductwork, sits behind the Mansion in striking contrast. Both spaces embody what the LPK agency stands for: creative excellence, entrepreneurial drive and a deep sense of community.


Hotel Suggestions

All conference participants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements and transportation.

DMI has a small block of guestrooms with a DMI Rate at:


21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati - 5 minute walk from the LPK Conference Venue

609 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-578-6600

Rate: $199/night (plus 17.5% tax).
Reserve here before Tuesday, May 1st - Group Code: 1805

There are numerous hotels within walking distance of the Conference venue, including the Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites. When making a reservation at either of these hotels, ask for the "LPK Corporate Rate".



A wide variety of promotional opportunities are available to keep your company’s name front and center in the minds of conference attendees, before, during and after their conference experience.


Contact Patricia Olshan or Carole Bilson to discuss the sponsorship levels.







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