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dmi: NightOut is a source of support and partnership for today’s critical issues, connecting cross-disciplinary design and business leaders in their local communities, sharing insights with the broader community.




A dmi: NightOut features an evening of conversations, hosted at your office, studio, gallery or other location. In the last 2 years, DMI has sponsored over 40 NightOut events, In 30 cities, attended by over 2,400 design and business professionals; DMI members and non-members alike.

Share your organization, team, and talents with the community, and connect with design and business professionals on these fast-trending topics:

  • futurED: Redesigning Education
  • Design & Purpose: Social Innovation
  • Design in Science & Technology
  • Design Entrepreneurship


Upcoming dmi:NightOut events:

dmi:NightOut - Boston
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Hosted by Philips at Philips Design Studio


See Photos of the event here.



dmi:NightOut - New York City
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Hosted by Lutron at Lutron Global Experience Center



dmi:NightOut - Edinburgh, Scotland
Thursday, October 24, 2019

By Invitation Only



Interested in Hosting a dmi: NightOut?

Hosting NightOut events provides you an opportunity to create and curate conversations with your local peers, sharing insights and expertise. Extend your network; DMI makes it easy for you. Read the NightOut FAQ here.


DMI's first events, held in the mid-1970s at a Boston bar, grew from a small group of Design Managers confessing the challenges they were facing in their roles, and sharing solutions, methods and empathy over a few beers. Current events feature a range of diverse formats from a reception & networking dinner, film or video screening, guest speaker presentation to a hands-on workshop. See photos of recent NightOut events on the dmi Flickr feed here.

Recent Events

Boston, hosted by Hosted by Philips at Philips Design Studio. See Photos of the event here.

Eindhoven, hosted by VanBerlo featuring “Raising Your Innovation Potential,” a discussion of the future role of design in a rapidly changing world.

Rochester, hosted by Badfish with guests Ernesto Quinteros and David Parsons
, hosted by Commcepta with guest Gil Hanson, Hanson Design

Hamburg, hosted by INDEED with guests Sebastian Schelper, BMW and Dr. Markus Durstewitz, Airbus

Hamburg, hosted by INDEED with guest Tim Leberect, Author of "The Business Romantic"

Hamburg hosted by INDEED with special guest: Alessia Rullo, Hewlett-Packard Barcelona
Philadelphia hosted by Philadelphia University SDMBA and Vynamic
Istanbul hosted by GEDS
London hosted by KTN

London (The Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE)
Boston,  (DMI, Essential, Mad*Pow)
Hamburg  (INDEED Innovation GmbH) Special guests: Jenny Fleischer, Beiersdorf; Hans-Werner Dreissigacker, SAP
Sydney  (COFA, UNSW Paddington in Sydney, Australia)
Los Angeles, CA (RKS and Karten Design) Special guests: Javier Verdura,Tesla Motors; Klaus Tritschler, ICON Aircraft; Mark    Winter, X PRIZE
Manhattan (Pearlfisher, IBM) Special guest: Eames Demetrios
Tel Aviv (Bezalel Academy of Art & Design) Special guests: Dr. Gesche Joost, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories; Mr. Denis Weil, Adobe India
Pittsburgh (ThoughtForm)
Seattle(Hornall Anderson)
Istanbul (GEDS)
Melbourne (Swinburne faculty of Design) Special guest: Richard Henderson, ‘R-Co’
San Diego (Mel Lim Design)
Moscow (British Higher School of Art & Design) Special guest: Michael Wolff, Wolff Olins
Sao Paolo (ABEDesign) Special guest: Fabrico Dore, Banco Itaú

Madrid (Mormedi & XVDMC)

Miami (Art Institute of Dallas & Miami)
Toronto (Trajectory)
Shanghai (Continuum)

Cincinatti (LPK) Nordeloos (PARK)Dublin (Institute of Designers) Seoul (KIDP)Calgary (Karo Design)Philadelphia (Bresslergroup & University of Pennsylvania Integrated Product Design)Find more on Twitter at #dmiNightOut


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