The Country's Biggest Undergraduate Design Conference
 
 
 
 

welcome to design nation

empowering the next generation of creative talent

march 8th, 2019 | NYC

applications due January 25th, 2019 at 11:59pm

 
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what is design nation?

an all-expenses-paid exploration of the versatility of a career in design, how design is applied differently across industries, and what it looks like to be a design leader facing the business and social challenges of our world.

we’re not just looking for designers; entrepreneurs, artists, writers, and makers are all welcome—anyone with a love for design wishing to learn more are welcome. all applications are considered on a need-blind basis, and all costs are covered for accepted attendees.

design nation is presented by Business today

applications for design nation 2019 are now open! 

 
 
 
 

the first touch 

this year’s conference focuses on “the first touch”, or the designer’s power to initiate, influence, and direct engagement from a target audience through the ideation process.

our programming includes a variety of subthemes and activities contained under this umbrella.

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dn 2018

take a look at this recap of last year’s conference

 
 

past speakers

in the past, we’ve had speakers like:

 
 
 
debbie millman   // founder + host @  design matters

debbie millman // founder + host @ design matters

rob Schwartz   // ceo @  tbwa

rob Schwartz // ceo @ tbwa

Daniel burka   // design partner @  google ventures

Daniel burka // design partner @ google ventures

abbott miller   // partner @  pentagram

abbott miller // partner @ pentagram

Jamie myrold   // vp of design @  adobe

Jamie myrold // vp of design @ adobe

Michael gericke   // partner + owner @  pentagram

Michael gericke // partner + owner @ pentagram

dana arnett   // owner @  vsa partners

dana arnett // owner @ vsa partners

albert lee   // design partner @  nea

albert lee // design partner @ nea