8:00 am - 6:30 pm (EDT)


  • Harvard Business School
  • Soldiers Field
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts

The HarvardxDesign Conference is an annual exploration of all things design. Launched in xdesign2012, the conference is a collaborative effort between student groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College – and the only cross-school event of its kind. The event brings together creative thinkers, design luminaries, experts from a variety of backgrounds, and students to engage in and reinterpret the design process.

This year’s conference is themed on Shift. From responding to natural shifts and manufacturing catalysts for change, we live in a constantly transitioning world. The conference will provide a platform for meaningful discussion around the role of design in industries varying from fashion to smart cities to the future of learning. We are interested in how shifts in design innovation can lead to social, cultural, and technological progress. The conference will engage the Harvard community and beyond with talks, case studies, panel discussions, and interactive design thinking sessions.

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Partial speaker list: John Maeda (Automattic), Danny Stillion (IDEO), Paul Dillinger (Levi’s), Eric Baczuk (Google Sidewalk Labs), David Lee (Squarespace), Benjamin Pardo (Knoll), Lee Moreau (Continuum), and Anthony Pannozzo (Frog).


*Breakfast and Lunch will be included in the price of the ticket (*Excludes Saturday IBM Workshop).