From 16 to 25 October, Montreal, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, hosts an international reunion of unequalled scope: the World Design Summit. Under the theme “Bring About Change by Design”, this global meeting brings together professionals working in the four corners of the globe and in the six design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic design, industrial design and interior design.
The World Design Summit has 3 distinct components: an Expo highlighting the main innovations and solutions in the area of design, with more than 350 exhibitors; a Summit where as many as 50 international organizations will endorse the first worldwide declaration of design and agree on a 10-year action plan designed to confront the emerging global challenges; and, a Congress bringing together more than 650 expert speakers, including more than 30 renowned keynote speakers who will address a panoply of subjects related to the 6 design disciplines. More than 500 talks will take place.
Among the subjects addressed, the summit’s lively program will explore six main interdisciplinary themes: “Design for Earth”, “Design for Beauty”, “Design for Participation”, “Design for Sale?”, “Design for Transformation” and “Design for Extremes”. All the sessions are organized along interdisciplinary lines, so as to promote sharing of know-how between the silos. With a diversity of sessions for delegates, round tables for specific disciplines, workshops and plenary meetings, this summit is a not-to-be-missed international meeting for anyone connected to design anywhere on the planet.