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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 event:


dmi:NightOut - Chicago
Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Hosted by VanBerlo at
IIT Institute of Design (IIT)
564 West Adams 7th floor event space  Google Map Directions

$20 per person

Join DMI and design and innovation agency VanBerlo for a lively evening of discussion, light refreshments, and networking. Boudewijn Soetens, and Nadine von Seelen from VanBerlo will present "How Will Design Research Change in the Future?" 5 Key Developments in Design Research  that the agency has observed as creative and strategic partners to international players, successful brands, and start-ups.


A panel discussion will follow, digging into what the changes will mean to design and innovation processes. Register and join us in Chicago!


Register for the dmi:NightOut - Chicago




dmi:NightOut - Budapest

Tuesday, June 12th, 6 - 8:30 pm
Hosted by f.i.n.e. design & engineering
Impact Studio
Ferenciek tere 2. 1st floor Doorbell: 60 Google Map Directions
$20 per person


f.i.n.e design and engineering studio and DMI invite you to an intimate evening of discussions and networking on Design Management, Design Thinking, and Innovation. Many companies see design as optional and expensive but are faced with the practical realities of something that works. On the other hand, these days businesses seem to be more aware of design than they once were. Design plays an increasingly powerful role in business success. But who should lead? How can you measure the value of design?

Join peers, colleagues, and DMI board members for an evening of conversation and refreshments at Impact Hub Budapest office.


Register for the dmi:NightOut - Budapest



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

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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