Monday, February 09, 2009

Rock Star lineup coming to IMA for Design Symposium

There's little question where I'll be March 6th and 7th. In conjunction with the exhibition European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century, the IMA will host a two day design symposium with some of the biggest names in the business. Keynote speakers Michele De Lucchi and Jurgen Bey will anchor four different sessions examining four different aspects of the design field: Designing, Making, Judging and Marketing.

Each session is lead by a different moderator and has four speakers who look at design from two different perspectives; design as industry (Modernism) or design as art (Postmodernism). A full list of presenters is featured on the symposium's home page and from there you can download the full agenda.

Two day passes are available for $100 or you can purchase a one day ticket for $50. Students receive and 50% discount.

Student Bonus - There is a special "Student Strand" of the symposium which allows undergraduate and graduate students four additional sessions with the speakers in a more intimate setting for a more indepth look at the issues pertinent to them.

To brush up on some modernism/postmodernism topics and for some additional background before the symposium I might suggest attending the free iMOCA 201 which will be held the next four Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30.

3 Responses to “Rock Star lineup coming to IMA for Design Symposium”

Anonymous said...
February 9, 2009 at 4:19 PM

hmmmm... I rec'd a mailing today form IMA for this event and the prices in the mailing are: Student - $150 and Public - $250, which was totally out of our league. Thanks for the update.

Christopher said...
February 9, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Just got confirmation the prices in my post are indeed correct. $100 for 2 day pass, $50 for one day pass (students get 1/2 off).

Craig said...
February 11, 2009 at 10:10 PM

I'll see you there! Very much looking forward to it.

The tickets were $250 when I bought mine, and a week or two ago the IMA called and refunded $150. A symposium at this level for $50 a day is an amazing opportunity.

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