The Design Matters Conference is the world’s only dedicated annual meeting that seeks to bring top designers, journalists, and civic leaders into exploratory dialogue with those not-for-profit professionals and volunteers charged with creating cultural programs (exhibitions, tours, lectures and symposia, festivals and films, youth outreach) to spur broader public interest in architecture, urbanism, and culture. Through a mix of presentations, workshops, and networking events, this year’s Conference will take a closer look at the many inspired ideas and methodologies design organizations employ to catalyze civic participation.

This year's keynote speaker is Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution. For a detailed list of speakers and bios, please visit:

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