Sponsorship Information

Design & Innovation Sponsorship Kit

Design & Innovation Sponsorship Kit

The Design & Innovation team works diligently to offer our partners a wide variety of marketing opportunities, each designed to provide unparalleled access to the best and brightest in the design space.

2020 Design and Innovation Schedule:

  • Experience Design | February 24-26 | Denver, CO
  • Design Thinking Spring | April 14-17 | Austin, TX
  • Design Thinking Fall | September 14-16 | Portland, OR
  • Service Design | October 21-23 | Atlanta, GA


“My favorite part of attending Design & Innovation conferences is catching up with individuals who've we met through these conferences that have become customers of ours." - MURAL

“My experience has been really positive and our speaking session was everything we could've hoped for because it was such a packed house.” –  Praxent

“What I really like about coming to these events is how efficient everything is and how we're able to meet the right people and make amazing connections.” – usabilla

Design Thinking Attendee Snapshot

Design Thinking Attendee Snapshot

Interested to see who attended Design Thinking 2019? Take a look at the attendee snapshot!

The Design & Innovation team works diligently to offer our partners with a wide variety of marketing opportunities, each designed to provide unparalleled access to the best and brightest in the design space.

2020 Design and Innovation Schedule:

  • Experience Design | February 24-26 | Denver, CO
  • Design Thinking Spring | April 20-23 | Austin, TX
  • Design Thinking Fall | September 14-16 | Seattle, WA
  • Service Design | October 21-23 | Boston, MA


“My favorite part of attending Design & Innovation conferences is catching up with individuals who've we met through these conferences that have become customers of ours." - MURAL

“My experience has been really positive and our speaking session was everything we could've hoped for because it was such a packed house.” –  Praxent

“What I really like about coming to these events is how efficient everything is and how we're able to meet the right people and make amazing connections.” – usabilla

2020 Design Thinking Event Guide

2020 Design Thinking Event Guide

In previous years, we’ve addressed the idea of Design Transformation and the first steps to building design thinking into the culture of an organization. This year we explore the theme of Beyond Design.

This year, we look to address what design means to every attendee, pushing the impact of design across departments, bringing forth discussion of the most advanced challenges within design, and finally, highlighting the impact of design past the Chief Design Officer, and across the holistic C-Suite.

Check out what we have planned for this year including:

  • Speaker Lineup
  • Top-rated Sessions and Networking Opportunities
  • The Design & Innovation Awards
  • Site Tour Experiences

Expert speakers include:

  • John Maeda, Chief Experience Officer, Publicis Sapient
  • Sarah Bellrichard, SVP, Customer Experience Design, Wells Fargo
  • Brock Dubbels, VP Experience Design and Innovation, Bank of America
  • Sean McDowell, Former VP Of Sustainable Design, Nike
  • Nicole Licciardi, Global Design Thinking Senior Manager, Mars
  • Greg Walloch, Sr. Director, User Experience Design, LinkedIn
  • Kathy Emsoff, Managing Director, User Experience, Charles Schwab
  • Mae Reed, Design Principal, Visa
  • & more 
Design Thinking 2019 Post Show Report

Design Thinking 2019 Post Show Report

Interested in seeing what happened at Design Thinking 2019? Take a look at the Post Show Report and make sure to join us next April in Austin for Design Thinking 2020!

Special Report: Design Done Right

Special Report: Design Done Right

The world that we live in today demands constant innovation. It is truly a consumer’s market. With technology, lifestyles, channels for communication, and even customers continuously evolving, businesses are now facing a sink-or-swim situation. This harsh reality has brought the effective methodology of design thinking to the forefront of so many organizations to ensure enduring success. Design thinking ultimately provides companies with a tool kit for innovation rooted in finding meaningful, human-centered solutions based on real customer problems. It provides organizations means with which to respond to the competitive and disruptive nature of today’s markets. At its finest, design thinking has the ability to turn individual employees and departments into cross-functional, collaborative teams, and products into memorable experiences.

Take a look at this report to learn more! 

2020 Design Thinking Current Attendee Snapshot

2020 Design Thinking Current Attendee Snapshot

Interested in joining us at Design Thinking 2020 this April 14-17 in Austin, TX? Take a look at the Current Attendee Snapshot to see who is already attending. Make sure to reserve your spot!

Special Report - DesignOps: The Catalyst for Scale

Special Report - DesignOps: The Catalyst for Scale

Design Thinking is in full force with the role of design elevated in several enterprise organizations. With this comes the prioritization of investing into the efficiencies within the practice itself, providing moments to maximize value and impact. The natural evolution from understanding to scale to transformation, DesignOps as a practice serves a purpose to define, measure, and evolve the practice and process of design to keep up with demand.

Within the Design Thinking 2020 program, we have seen this evolution from attendees who started just learning the basics of design thinking, but now are facing the growth and demand on larger organizational scale.

We will dive into the impact, prioritization, next steps, and examples of successful designops, and connect these attendees to the right solution providers who can help.