The Virginia Design Forum is a biennial event celebrating and exploring critical topics around design. Curated by the Design Committee, the two-day event showcases the talent and work of some of the profession’s most cutting-edge designers. The next Design Forum will take place in spring 2024.

Launched in 1994, the Virginia Design Forum continues a tradition of matching urgent topics with engaging speakers, which have included Samuel Mockbee, Tod Williams, Kai-Uwe Bergman, Anne Fougeron, Glenn Murcutt, Doris Kim Sung, and many more.

The 2022 Design Forum, held in Arlington, featured Latin American designers in a program titled South Is Up! The line-up included visionaries who question, explore and redefine spaces that respect and celebrate their urban and natural ecosystems and their rich cultural contexts.