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Speaking Engagements

August 21 - 23rd, 2019

2019 IDSA - International Design Conference

August 21 – 23, 2019

IDSA Education Symposium (Panel Discussion)

The Dreamhouse of the Future: A Case Study on Toy Design, Design Education, and Social Impact
Jennifer May, Executive Director, Designmatters

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Venue SIX10
Chicago, IL

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“Though the fields of design, art, social work, advertising and journalism use different languages to describe their process, when we're at our best we're all trying to accomplish something similar: with every creative act, we push people in a purposeful, positive direction. We leave the world better than we started.”

Wendy MacNaughton, Illustration Alum & Faculty