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The Business Case for Design & Innovation

November 18-19, 2020


DMI announces a 2 Day dmi:Symposium to be held in November, 2020.

Strong design has been proven to be essential to both disruptive and sustained commercial success. So how do organizations build a business case for investing in design and innovation? What is design worth?


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dmi: Design Leadership Conference + dmi : Design Value Awards

October 5-7, 2020

Join us in Boston for the 45th Annual dmi:Design Leadership Conference, a gathering of exceptional leaders in Design and Innovation.


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dmi: Diversity in Design Conference


Now Virtual
June 3-5, 2020


Join DMI at our third dmi:Design Leadership Conference on Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion, three day event held that will now be held virtually. This unique event is an opportunity to learn from women and minority designers from around the globe; to network, collaborate, grow, and share successes and challenges together.


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Academic Design Management Conference ADMC20

Impact the Future by Design


Now Virtual
August 3-7, 2020


One of DMI's longest running events, the DMI Biennial Academic Design Management Research Conference will be held in Toronto during the summer of 2020. The conference creates an inclusive conversation among academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to examine the ways in which design management can inform innovation now and in the future. We aim to lay the groundwork to advance the state of the art in design management research, theory, and practice, and produce a significant contribution to the field through the paper presentations, conference proceedings, and producing a special issue of the dmi:Journal.


The Call for Paper Abstracts is out. Learn More


Overview of 2020 dmi:Conferences

Carole Bilson provides an overview of the virtual DMI Conferences that will be held for the rest of 2020. What makes each Conference unique? ho are the speakers and what will they bring to the table?

Conference Sponsorship

Sponsor a DMI event and gain brand awareness with a unique group of design leaders.

DMI’s audience is unlike any other—high-level international executives and managers representing both design and business with substantial budget authority and considerable influence within their organizations.

Contact DMI Staff directly for information.




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