Harvard Graduate School of Design
February 23-24, 2018

To design is to influence the experience of individuals, the fabric of communities, the structure of organizations, and the dynamics of systems.

At the sixth-annual HarvardxDesign conference, we will convene today’s leading thinkers and doers to explore design’s influence across these four scales.

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Date

February 23-24, 2018

Location

Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, February 23

3:30-6:00pm

Registration

5:30-6:45pm

Opening Keynote

Sairah Ashman & Cynthia Pratomo

Wolff Olins

6:45-8:00pm

Evening Mixer

Saturday, February 24

9:00-10:00am

Registration + Breakfast

10:00-10:10am

Welcome

10:10-11:10am

Individuals

Emily Segal

Nemesis Global

Ida Benedetto

SYPartners

Shannon O'Malley

BEworks

Donna Tuths

Cognizant

Moderator TBA

11:30-12:30pm

Communities

Stephanie Pereira

Imprint Projects

Bryan C. Lee

Colloqate Design

Louise Bernard

Obama Foundation

Kathleen Talbot

Reformation

Moderator TBA

12:30-1:50pm

Lunch Discussion

2:10-3:10pm

Organizations

Joshua Emig

WeWork

Charles Gildehaus

BCG Digital Ventures

Melissa Dalrymple

Digital McKinsey

Celika Caldwell

AARP

Moderated by Heather Boesch

IDEO

3:30-4:30pm

Systems

Allison Parrish

New York University

Ashleigh Axios

Automattic

More speakers TBA

Moderated by Emily Dreyfuss

Wired, Nieman Foundation, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

4:50-6:00pm

Closing Keynote

Bret Victor

Y Combinator Research

Sponsorship

Contact Darsh Maheshwari for more information about sponsoring InfluencexDesign.

Conference Team

We are a team of students from Harvard Business School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Harvard College.

Co-chairs

  • Joanne Cheung, GSD
  • Mubashara Khalid, HBS
  • Darsh Maheshwari, HBS
  • Eamon O'Connor, GSD/HKS

Team

  • Nicki Adler, GSD/SEAS
  • Caroline Chao, GSD
  • Jenny Fan, GSD/SEAS
  • Jessica Kim, College
  • Ryu Matsuzaki, HBS
  • Ginny Miller, HBS
  • Ben Sadkowski, GSD
  • Carolyn Yi, GSD
  • George Zhang, GSD