The call for speakers has ended. We received over 150 applications this year (more than twice as many as last year) Approved applications will be contacted by March 2019. Please follow our social media channels or check back here for updates.

The 2019 program is organized by Design Futures Initiatives in collaboration with the School of Design Strategies at The New School.


Our 1st Round of Speakers

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Paola Antonelli

Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design Museum of Modern Art


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Manoj Fenelon

Program Director of Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design. Former Director of Pepsico Foresight & Innovation

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Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth

Founders of Parsons & Charlesworth


Matthew Manos

Founder and Managing Director of verynice. Author of Toward a Preemptive Social Enterprise


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Ytasha L. Womack

Filmmaker, dancer, independent scholar, and author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture