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The SPARK DESIGN summit is an engagement platform connecting the design ecosystem. In this half-day experience, we’ll explore and activate the design and innovation workforce in RI.

May 22, 2019 | 2:00 - 6:00 PM
South Street Landing, Providence

  • Get to know the existing and future design talent in RI
  • Gain insight into employer and employee needs, challenges and opportunities
  • Collaborate with participants from across the design ecosystem
  • Experience new ways of thinking and define new frontiers for design in RI

SPARK DESIGN was born out of a mission to bridge the gaps between design leaders and next generation designers, design teachers and design innovators, design students and real world inspiration, and today’s design with the future of design. Globally, design is a force driving the future in technology, experience and commerce. Locally, the design sector is a powerful and dynamic field - leading in innovation, solutions and global connection.

Rhode Island’s design ecosystem:

  • 11 Colleges and Universities
  • 1100+ graduates of design each year
  • 2,000+ design employers
  • 3rd most creative sector jobs in the U.S.
  • 1 state founded on innovation and maverick leadership

Who should attend:

  • Design leaders, employers and community members
  • Job seekers, entrepreneurs and collaboration partners
  • Higher education design professors and department heads
  • Emerging designers, students and future design professionals
  • State leaders and partners looking to learn and connect with the design talent in RI

What to expect:

SPARK DESIGN will offer a mix of interactive, educational and social experiences, all designed to maximize engagement potential between participants. You can expect lively panel discussions, participatory inquiry, intentional meetups, and a whole host of awesome.

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As we want to create an intentionally dynamic mix of participation, space is limited and curated. Click here to express your interest in joining us. Early birds will be part of designing the summit experience!