Oct 16-20

5000 industry professionals.
1000 expert speakers.
108 provocative topics.
30 luminary keynotes.
6 leading disciplines.
1 roof.

Speakers & Presentations

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Meet the speakers

Abhinav Sinha

United States

I develop and create interactive experiences for emerging technologies like AR and VR.

Aidan Rowe


Designing for Change. Designing the Future.

Aldo Cibic


Join me for the world debut of my new platform (in)complete – an enquiry into life and design.

Alejandra De la Cruz


Passionnée de design urbain, je travaille avec Vivre en Ville à l\'essor de collectivités viables

Alejandro Mieses Castellanos

United States

I develop software to understand how knowledge spreads geographically and through time.

Alejandro Aravena


2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Alex Taranu


Urbanist and architect, advocate for resilient, sustainable, liveable Canadian urbanism

Alexander Clarke


I work in protecting and integrating our heritage into modern, livable communities

Alexander Cassini


Landscape & Urban designer

Alissa North


I design nature

Allison Smith


Allison is an urban planner, exploring the connections between human, urban and ecological systems.

Alok Baraya


A Design enthusiast, Alok has conceptualised a ‘design credit system’ to address sustainability



Excellent Design should not be a privilege for a few, everyone deserves good design.

Amir Berbic

United States

Designer and educator with research interests in place identity, 3D typography, and design pedagogy.

Ana Mestre

United Kingdom

Anastasia Nikologianni

United Kingdom

Dealing with low carbon and sustainable landscape design, providing quality and landscape identity

Andrea Cook


Helping diverse people to create cities that they can -- and want to -- thrive in

Andrew Davies


Executive Director of the charitable art and design organization No.9

andrew king


Andrew King is one of Canada's design leaders, a Fellow of the RAIC, a design leader in large and small practice and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. He has been committed to design excellence, education and advocacy of our profession for three decades. He has evolved a practice model that merges speculative small practice, large firm design leadership and academic research. After graduation from Dalhousie (1990) and formative mentorships with Brian MacKay-Lyons in Halifax and Zaha Hadid in London, King practiced at leading studios in Berlin for almost a decade.

Angelika Weissheim


Dipl.-Ing. (Architecture) Angelika Weissheim – born in the former USSR and raised in Germany – is a trained architect. Her formation continuously alternated between academic and professional training in an international context. Angelika is experienced in working on a variety of stages in the fields of architectural design, implementation planning, building construction and urban planning by being involved in private and public building projects. Alongside her employment, Angelika participated in interdisciplinary architecture competitions. She is an energetic, people-oriented and dedicated individual engaging with the industry and research of our built environment. Her passion about experiencing people and places through travelling and led her to live, work and study in Germany, U.S.A., France, Australia and Argentina. Angelika is continuously interested to broaden her knowledge and experience within her field of interest of architecture, urbanism, physical & digital and new technologies.

Anita Bakshi

United States

Anja Maerz

United Kingdom

Ankia Bormans

South Africa

Landscape Archtect

Ann Petermans


I study and teach design for wellbeing and experience in architecture and interior architecture

Anna Kwon


Architecte spécialisée en design universel, dévouée au développement social.

Anna Whicher

United Kingdom

Design for policy, policy for design.

Anne Berry

United States

Anne Louise Bang


I graduated from Kolding School of Arts and Crafts in 1994 as a textile designer specialising in weaving. My career has been a journey with twists and turns, with lots of loops between several interesting touch points such as art, design, research and teaching. The common denominator for all the pathways has always been materials, texture and tangible aspects in combination with aesthetics, curiosity and context. In 2007 I entered academia with an Industrial PhD Scholarship. Today, in 2017, I am the Head of Research & Development at Design School Kolding taking a deep interest in sustainability and research through design. All along the way I have pursued an artistic career, in recent years on a very limited basis due to my academic work. For me as an academic rooted in practice it is crucial to combine doing with theorizing.

Anne-Marie Collins


What I like most about my job is to spread beauty around the city of Montréal.

Annie Bergeron


Using our design research, we help companies create workplace ecosystems that promote wellbeing.

Anthony Wain

South Africa

Antoine Moreau


MAD Aerospace - Designer conceptuel en aéronautique

Antonio Iadarola

United States

I research on environments and processes for collaborative design

arianna mazzeo


Prof. Design for Social Innovation-Director Masterlab Design for Place and Community

Ashleigh Crofts


Urban Architectural Explorer + Designer