The Global Design Forum is a brand new one-day event, which aims to discuss issues affecting the design industry - and “set the global design agenda and inspire positive new directions for the sector.”
Organised by the London Design Festival (opens in new tab), the Global Design Forum will include keynotes, panel discussions and debates featuring design luminaries such as Thomas Heatherwick (opens in new tab), Richard Seymour (opens in new tab), Tom Dixon (opens in new tab), Yves Behar (opens in new tab) and Paul Priestman (opens in new tab). Plus Google’s director of new projects, Dr. Astro Teller (opens in new tab). But this is no one-way street:
“The Forum will turn the tables on traditional one-way conference models by giving individual delegates the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to the discussions. We will gather these ideas from our speakers and delegates in order to formulate mini manifestos that will inform the themes of future Global Design Forum events,” the event website says.
The Global Design Forum (opens in new tab) takes place at the Central St. Martins’ campus in King's Cross, London on Tuesday 18 September 2012. Individual delegate tickets are available for £300 + £60 VAT. The event is sponsored by Coutts (opens in new tab) and Google+ and is supported by UK Trade & Investment (opens in new tab).
To find out more about the event, see Sir John Sorrell's introductory video below: