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dmi:Design Leadership Conference



dmi:Design Leadership Conference #DLC20

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






Virtual / Online
October 5-7, 2020 (Mon-Wed)


Registration Fees:


Optional Workshop Add fee: DMI Member $300, Non-Member $350

Full Pass / DMI Member $500 (Includes Design Value Awards Ceremony)
Full Pass / Non-Member $600 (Includes Design Value Awards Ceremony)
Consider Membership and Registration Bundle - add a membership or renewal now for +$250 ($150 savings)


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Virtual Conference Agenda



Day 1 - Monday, October 5
Optional Workshops:

9:00am - Noon (subject to slight change)

  • Jumpstart Your Career - Dr. Denise Sawyer-Johnson, Leadership Development Prof & Empowerment Coach
  • Design Process in a Day - Rama Gheerawo, Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London

Fee: $300 members/ $350 Non-Members (Workshop Registration Opens June)






FULL Conference Fee, Oct 6&7: $500 DMI Members, $600 Non-Members


Day 2 - Tuesday, October 6

All Day Speaker Sessions (TBD)
dmi:Design Value Awards Ceremony
(Included in Full Conference Pass)

Design Management Institute will recognize winners of the 2020 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. Learn more and apply for dmi: Design Value Awards.





Day 3 - Wednesday, October 7

"Design in Health" Hosted by Philips Design

Virtual Tour and Case Studies by Philips Design


AGENDA - (More details to be added in the coming weeks)

  • Welcome/ Introductions - DMI President
  • Opening Remarks by a Philips Design executive
  • A Virtual Tour of the New Customer Experience Center (Cambridge)
  • Case Study 1: Telehealth for Veterans
  • Case Study 2: Philips Design's Response to Covid-19

About Philips Design

Philips Design brings human-centered innovation to the technologies people rely on for healthcare and healthy living. The products, services and solutions they design, touch the lives of millions every day. They shape experiences to improve lives.


Philips Design believes in creating products, services and solutions that go beyond the users’ expectations to enrich the quality of their lives. Philips Design creates innovative, people-focused designs, which are recognized for excellence within the industry and beyond.


Philips Design expertise encompasses: User experience design, Design strategy and insights, Product design, Brand and communications design





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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