The Design Economy Revolution Panel Talk
Over the last 20 years we have witnessed an increasing recognition of the scale, role and importance of creativity to our economies. Atlanta Design Festival and MA! presents the long-awaited panel discussion on The Design Economy — The Economic Revolution Valuing Design, Creativity, and Innovation.
Join us for a pioneering panel discussion of the design economy, the revolution that values design, creativity, and innovation as essential ingredients for growth. It’s one of the hottest topics of the last decade and has the potential to shape the future of cities, countries, and businesses worldwide.
The Design Economy — The Economic Revolution Valuing Design, Creativity, and Innovation.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE (2nd floor)
Atlanta, GA 30308
"In the UK, every £1 spent on design can give your business over £20 in increased revenue, £4 in increased profit and £5 in increased exports." —Design Council
MA!, along with targeted research and our esteemed panelists of influencers, will make the case for Atlanta adopting a design economy as a gateway to sustainable economic prosperity never before witnessed in the Southeast.
Design Economy Panel of Influencers
Clare Devine, Executive Director for Architecture, Built Environment, and Design, Design Council UK
Andrew Graves, Director, Ortus Economic Research Ltd
Todd Bertsch, Design Director and SVP, HOK Atlanta
Bernard McCoy, Founder, MA!
Editor in Chief, Design is Human
The Design Economy — The Economic Revolution is Moderated by Victori Camblin, Editor in Chief, Art Papers
It is one of the hottest topics of the last decade and has the potential to shape the future of cities, countries, and businesses worldwide.
Recent research in the UK has become more and more focused on tangible economic benefits.
The Design Council UK's research found that design contributes £71.7bn to the UK economy, with workers with a design element to their work 41% more productive than the UK average.
What is Atlanta doing to identify design's impact on growth to its economy, quality of living and culture?
Or New York? Or the U.S. as a whole? Are America's cities ready to invest in a design economy? How does valuing design in decision making create a competitive advantage?