Design Exchange Boston is an annual conference spotlighting convergences in design and innovation put on by AIGA Boston. Last year’s inaugural edition featured an unusually diverse collection of speakers from the Northeast, including graphic and fashion designers, chefs, scientists, entrepreneurs and many more. Now in its second year, the conference casts an even wider net and has invited speakers from around the US—including VSA Partners’ Director of Communications Mike Joosse.
“DxB has two key aims: providing exposure to design and the value and power of design; and providing a way for designers to celebrate themselves and each other,” said AIGA Boston President Mat Budelman. “We encourage attendees to see what others are doing and enjoy the power of creation.” This year’s DxB theme, “Start Experimenting,” reflects the uniqueness of such a profession-agnostic conference—the conference site lists leaders and thinkers in music, art, design, tech, architecture, medicine, fashion, travel, government, science and education—all united in their desire to experiment with conventions in their particular industries.
Joosse will discuss his current role at VSA and past role as Director of Chapter Development for AIGA, the professional association of design, as well as navigating and driving change within organizations, in his presentation, “Deltafication, or the Necessary Work of the Invisible Hand.” He joins a lineup of renowned DxB speakers including Pinterest’s Brian Singer, Hello Mr. publisher Ryan Fitzgibbon, Spotify lead designer Tobias van Schneider, Math Practice founder E Roon Kang and dozens more. Jason Stevens, Vice President of Operations for AIGA Boston and DxB’s Executive Producer, echoed Budelman: “It’s all about pulling people in from different disciplines. Bringing them all together is really the best part about organizing DxB.”
Visit the DxB site today for the full lineup of speakers and sessions, including Joosse’s presentation. Ticket prices go up after September 1, so make sure you purchase yours this week. Follow DxB on Twitter or Flickr for additional announcements leading up to September 27.