Bend Design is two days of keynote talks, workshops, exhibits, and more, designed to energize all of us to improve the quality of life in our communities through creative thinking and action. This year’s topics touch on themes of how design thinking can address larger societal problems and ultimately shape our future.
Bend design is not only for designers, but also for architects, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, trades professionals, educators, students, researchers, executives, musicians, writers, civic leaders, city planners, activists and citizens.
Day 1: OCTOBER 26 / Talk Blocks. Creative hot shots will share their work and wisdom at Tower Theatre. At breaks, pursue ideas, conversations, and refreshments at Liberty Theater next door.
Day 2: OCTOBER 27 / Workshop Day. Dive deeper during interactive workshops, hosted conversations, un-hosted meet-ups, collaborative projects, intimate panels, and more, at multiple venues around beautiful Bend, Oregon.
You’ll leave Bend Design armed with new perspectives from innovative optimists tackling complex problems with creative solutions. New connections with like-minded, like-inspired creative thinkers and potential co-collaborators. You’ll have new energy to pursue creative solutions to the world’s most urgent problems, and the everyday.You’ll also get a pretty red journal.
Bend Design takes place in Bend, Oregon, a small town with big ideas. With its sunshine, wilderness, and frontier mentality, Bend attracts diverse creative talent, fostering a culture of inspired possibility.