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dmi:Design Management Conference



dmi:Design Leadership Conference
Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion

Washington. DC
May 16 - 17, 2018



Registration Fees for Full Conference Pass:

Member $750
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Join the Design Management Institute (DMI) at our second dmi:Design Leadership Conference on Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion, a day-and-a-half event held at New America and the Grand Hyatt Washington DC. 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.


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
  • Affinity group discussions

Join us! You'll be enlightened and inspired.


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


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Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

Limited time away from office and priced for your budget. Arrive mid-day Thursday and depart Friday evening. (Lodging = $189, Registration $850 / $750)


Thursday, May 16
Conference Events


Friday, May 17
Conference Events


Pre-Conference Tour- Limit of 50


Registration, Coffee, Tea, Rolls




Conference Program Begins (Grand Hyatt)


Conference Program Begins (New America)


Speakers & Breakout Sessions


Speakers & Breakout Sessions


Closing - Reception TBD (+1 hour)


Reception (Rooftop Terrace)






Pre-Conference Tour- Limit of 50

The first 50 registered Conference attendees are invited to a (Pre-Conference) light Lunch and Tour of the 3M Innovation Center in Washington D.C. Travel to the Center on your own. Arrive for a Noon start and depart at 2pm. Then travel to New America for a 3pm start of the DMI Conference. An email with Tour details will be sent to the first 50 registered approximately 1 week before the Conference.




Venues / Conference Location

Day 1: New America - 3pm Start

Thursday, May 16, 2019

740 15th NW, #900, Washington, DC 20005


New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and civic enterprise that brings promising new voices to public discourse. It's located in the heart of the nation’s democracy, only two blocks from the White House. The physical space is modernvibrantwiredopen, and yet also housed in a beautiful, historic building.


DAY 2: Grand Hyatt Washington DC - 8:45am Start

Thursday, May 17, 2019

1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


The Grand Hyatt is located in the heart of Downtown Washington near Metro Center Station.





Lodging / Conference Hotel

Book your hotel NOW! DMI has secured a fantastic rate of $189 (+ tax) for the night of Thursday May 16th only. (Rooms in Washington DC at this time of year typically go for $450 per night). Deadline for room reservations is April 20, 2019 or sooner, if sold out.


Deadline for rooms is April 20, 2019 or sooner, if sold out. DMI has a block of guestrooms with a special group rate.


Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


Reserve online using this reservations link: OR call Hotel Reservations at: 202-582-1234 or 877-803-7534 - Mention Group Code: G-DEMI
Deadline for rooms is April 20, 2019 or sooner, if sold out.




Washington DC

Experience Washington DC. Located in the heart of downtown, the conference is within a 15 minute walk from Smithsonian museums including the Museum of Natural History, Museum of American History, Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Museum of Women in the Arts, National Building Museum, and the White House. Restaurants, entertainment, and transportation are minutes away.





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 Contact DMI if interested in sponsorship. Sponsorship levels starts at $2500+.



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