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dmi:Design Leadership Conference



dmi:Design Leadership Conference #DLC19

"Reinvention & Renewal"

Aloft Boston Seaport District
Boston, MA
September 15-17, 2019



Registration Fees for Full Conference Pass:

(Full conference pass includes Design Value Awards Dinner)

Non-Member $1780
Member $1600
Membership and Registration Bundle
- add a membership or renewal now for +$300 ($100 savings)



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Join us in Boston in September for the Annual dmi:Design Leadership Conference, a gathering of exceptional leaders in Design and Innovation. Cultural and technological disruption provides opportunities for astute individuals and organizations for reinvention, renewal, and revenue-generation. Join us for a deep-dive!


The dmi:Design Value Awards Dinner Ceremony

(Included in Full Conference Pass)


Design Management Institute will recognize winners of the 2019 dmi:Design Value Awards. The Awards honor teams that have worked across boundaries to deliver significant value through design or design management practices. The value can be expressed as positive financial gain, value to the user/customer, advances in process, improvements in organizational capability or culture, and positive impact on social issues / environmental sustainability. Awards are open to consultants, government agencies, non-profit organizations, educators and corporations of any size.

Nominations are open Deadline Thursday, June 27th, 12:00 Noon EDT





Conference Venue / Hotel

All conference sessions will be at the Aloft Boston Seaport District.


Aloft Boston Seaport District
401-403 D St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 530-1600


Aloft Boston Seaport District is a hip hotel in the middle of the vibrant Seaport District (aka Boston’s Innovation District), with easy access to downtown Boston, Cambridge or Logan Airport. Enjoy a unique view of downtown Boston from this redeveloped stretch of the South Boston.

Meet & mingle with friends at the W XYZ Bar, grab a snack from Re:Fuel by Aloft, or play in the Re:Mix Lounge. Wind down with a dip in the indoor pool or with in-room Bliss Spa products.


Explore this up-and-coming area – from neighborhood gastropubs to the freshest seafood on the Piers. Plan a visit at the Innovation & Design Building, ICA, or just relax on the swings across the street on the Lawn at D or with a game of bocce.

Group Rate Discount
Hotel rates are $269 King room (+tax)


Individuals should make their own reservations online here.

Guests may also call reservations at 617.530.1600 and mention the Design Management Institute conference rate.


Reservations must be received on or before Saturday, August 31, 2019
to qualify for the discounted group rate. Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis only and may not qualify for special conference pricing. Rates will be available for three days prior and three days after the conference dates.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is located approximately 3 miles from the hotel. A map is here.





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. Be a general conference sponsor, or sponsor a specific item such as student essay winners or the dmi: Design Value Awards.


Contact Contact DMI if interested in sponsorship. Sponsorship levels starts at $2500 - $100,000.


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