Are you looking for ways to be deeply involved in design-forward, inspirational programming?  Consider joining the Design Committee! The committee meets monthly to envision the biennial Design Forum —developing the theme, identifying speakers, selecting the location, hosting the program, and everything in between.

You can expect to commit about 1 hour a month for committee meetings. The commitment outside the meetings can vary from 15–30 minutes a month to 2 or 3 hours. You might spend that time brainstorming ideas, researching inspirational designers, considering the location, or sending out sponsorship appeals. Can it be hard work? Yes. But, it’s also an incredibly rewarding way to serve the profession. Bonus: You’ll get to meet (and dine with) some of the most well-known, respected designers working today. 

Past speakers include Sam Mockbee, Tod Williams, Julie Eizenberg, Craig Dykers, Thomas Phifer, Monica Ponce De Leon, Phil Freelon, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Ma Yansong, Anne Fougeron, Eric Höweler, Doris Kim Sung, Steven Holl, Kirsten Murray, Cazú Zegers, Smiljan Radic, and many more.

If you’re passionate about design, join your fellow enthusiasts on the Design Committee. Interested? Contact Rhea George to receive an invitation to the next meeting.

Design Forum 2022 Speakers and Design Committee members