Bend Design FLASH SALE

Get a Free Bend Design Pass When You Purchase a Connector Membership.
Offer Valid Thursday at 4pm

Membership Includes:

  • Members-only pricing for Bend Design
  • Advance notice on ticket sales & events
  • Invitation to members-only events
  • Recognition on org

Bend Design Ticket value at $175 (Thursday Keynotes at Tower Theatre)
*Offer valid for new memberships only.
Discount code will be provided in your membership confirmation email.

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This year’s Bend Design promises collaboration, relentless curiosity and a daring expression of design can change everything. Bend Design 2023 promises to do just that by bringing together bold minds, thinkers and doers in AI, visual storytelling, graphic activism, branding and more.

Tickets are on sale now! Registration includes a full day of Keynote Speakers at the Tower Theatre and access to the Closing Wrap Party on Friday evening.
2023 Keynote Speakers: $175
2023 Workshops: Priced Individually, review the schedule here.

2023 Speaker Lineup

Chuck McBride
CCO & Founder of Cutwater
Keynote: Creativity Means Business

Nishat Akhtar
VP of Creative at Instrument
Keynote: Notating and Noticing, a Design Practice

Cleo Barnett
Co-Creative Director at Amplifier
Keynote: Culture Wars: How One Organization is Using Open Source Artwork and Teaching Tools to Empower Communities, at Scale

Bernard Troyer
Non-Profit Director
Keynote: Building BLOCKS: Community Powered and Designed Solutions towards ending Homelessness

Pedro Ruíz
Futurist / Deep Learning Engineer at Iterate Labs
Keynote: Generative Artificial Intelligence Revolution: How Diffusion Models and Pre-Trained Transformers are Shaping the Future of Creative Expression

Phoebe Anderson-Kline
Social Worker and Program Director
Keynote: Building BLOCKS: Community Powered and Designed Solutions towards ending Homelessness

Josué Rivas
Indigenous Futurist
Workshop: The Power of Telling Your Own Story

Jason Sturgill
Illustrator/Art Director
Workshop: I Can’t Draw (Let Me Show You How)

Isabelle Poirier
Brand Designer + Founder at IP Design Studio
Workshop: Sensory-telling: Designing Impactful Zines

Kait Kenobi
Brand Designer + Creative Consultant at Midnight Grim
Workshop: The Weirdest Person in the Room: How to Stand Out and Succeed by Harnessing Your Inner Weirdo

Claude Leco
Footwear Designer
Workshop: My Rapid Concept Development Process

Eric Moore
Leadership Coach
Workshop: Transforming Tough Talk: An NVC Workshop

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