Design Week, September 21-28

I have included some tidbits about Design Week in the last newsletter and in the community calendar. Here is the next iteration of details!

AIGA Toledo, the local chapter of AIGA (a professional organization for design) is leading the Design Week efforts. I suggested a range of possibilities for the design week concept starting in January. It is great to see it become reality!

Call to Action, 9/21

Two speakers lead off the “Call to Action” event, Monday, September 21, 6:30pm, at Owens Community College‘s Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Also, if you want to hang out with Dan before his talk, you can attend Coworking with Dan Klyn at Seed at 4:30pm on 9/21.

Design Briefs, 9/24

Design Briefs is the second event, Thursday, September 24, 6:30pm, at the Toledo Museum of Art‘s GlasSalon.

  • Three local business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs present their story along with a specific business challenge.
  • A panel of design and business professionals will offer their feedback and advice.
  • Attendees will then participate in “design thinking” breakout sessions for each of the 3 challenges.

The goal of Design Briefs is to enable our community of great minds to engage in strategic problem solving to help local entrepreneurs transform their businesses through design activities. Attendees will have fun and may even take some of these design thinking lessons back to help address their own challenges.

Doug Powell, 9/28

Doug Powell is speaking at BGSU on Monday, September 28 at 6:30pm for the final segment of Design Week.

Whew! This is going to be a spectacular week! Stay tuned for more information. I will make updates.

Update (September 7)

Keith