Schedule

One week, many voices. The heart and soul of Design Week Portland is in these events, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city.

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Sunday April 7

Evening

April 7, 2019 / 6:30pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Association dinner - Benji Wagner + Andy Young with Sam Smith of Tusk

GREAT FOOD, TASTY LIBATIONS, AND INSPIRED CONVERSATION

West

Monday April 8

Afternoon

April 8, 2019 / 3:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

PDX Main St. Design Initiative

Evening

April 8, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

HOT NEW NEXT

GRAY's HOT NEW NEXT competition is Shark Tank for the design community!

GRAY magazine
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Changing Course : Short Stories From Designers + Creatives

Who redefined their intent to include the unexpected

LWD - League of Women Designers
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Women + The Future

Immersive experience in AR and VR led by a panel of amazing ladies

Ladies' Night PDX & 52 Limited
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Creative Design Solutions for Community, Infrastructure and Environment: An Evening with Michael Singer and Friends

Lightning talks about the role of designers as creative agents for change

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Portland and Michael Singer Studio
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The Cooler: Ask A Recruiter

Attendees can submit questions to our creative recruiters.

The Creative Party
April 8, 2019 / 6:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Better Together: Better Talk

Panel discussion about the relationships between non-profits and creatives.

Collective board of Creative Agency + NPO representatives that came together for the goal of productive collaboration between Creative and NPOs.
April 8, 2019 / 6:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The 1% Project: A Collaboration to End Homelessness

Please join us for an evening of empowerment, education, and hope.

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Tuesday April 9

Morning

April 9, 2019 / 11:00am2:00pm / Festival Event

Leveraging Disruptive Content for Your Brand

Discussion about how to best connect with your ideal audience online.

XPND Interactive

Afternoon

April 9, 2019 / 12:30pm1:30pm / Festival Event

The Necessary Evils of Designing for Good

What’s the best way to ask for a buck?

Pivot Group

Evening

April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Democratizing VR for More Livable Cities

Exploring VR as a tool for equitable, community-driven urban design.

Open Signal in partnership with: Vanport Mosaic, Bora Architects, ZGF Architects, PSU Center for Public Interest Design, Alex Chiu
April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Placemaking for a Circular Economy

A panel of industry shakers examining the future of mixed-use spaces.

EYELEVEL
April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Designing for the Ear: The Best of Podcasts and Audio Storytelling

Nationally-recognized audio storytellers discuss podcasting for designers.

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland
April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Building Brands Through Experiences

Brand design through music, food & beverage and crafting activation

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Transportation as Liberation

Hot takes and bold talk about the future of transportation in our region.

Business for a Better Portland
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Designing with Purpose: Using design as a force for change

A panel for those who dare to stand for something greater than business.

Latitude
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

DESIGN DISRUPTORS Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Watch the InVision documentary and hear from local product design leaders

Cvent & InVision
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design

Commercial Design pros demystify their innovative field

Kush Rugs
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

The Interdependent Ecosystem of Housing

An interdisciplinary panel of industry experts explores equitable housing.

Ankrom Moisan Architects
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:30pm / Festival Event

Diversity in Design: Storytelling Mixer

Sharing the experiences of professionals of color in the design industries

Diversity in Design

Wednesday April 10

Afternoon

April 10, 2019 / 2:00pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Design Narratives

Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts

Works Progress Architecture
April 10, 2019 / 4:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

The Native Perspective Missing from Design

So much Native imagery in design. Where are all the Native designers?

OPB's State of Wonder, in conjunction with the PSU Native American Student and Community Center

Evening

April 10, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

What’s the Future of O’Bryant Square?

Designing Portland's Public Squares: Past, Present, & One that Needs Fixing

Hennebery Eddy Architects with Portland Parks Foundation
April 10, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Industry Panel: Creating a Circular Fashion System

Panel dialog on innovative strategies to create a circular fashion system.

OSU Design Network
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Inclusion by Design

Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.

Gensler and The Joinery
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Redesigning the Narrative

A conversation and exhibit highlighting Portland’s diverse artist community

Portland in Color
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Big Sis, Lil’ Sis

A conversation on friendship + mentoring with PDX women creatives of color.

No One
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Dungeons & Dragons & Design

Watch or participate in a game of D&D w/Portland Creatives!

Jolby & Friends
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

International Design Meets Local Style

KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.

KEX Portland
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Humans, AI & The Future of Transportation

Design leaders explore how AI is transforming transportation as we know it.

Particle Design
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

ART IN THE OPEN: Live art installation + conversation

The power of artistic expression in our urban landscape.

Killian Pacific
April 10, 2019 / 6:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Making Design Matter: A panel discussion on measuring what we design

Find out what happens when we measure what we design

b:ask collective

Thursday April 11

Morning

April 11, 2019 / 8:30am10:00am / Festival Event

Technology and Livability: Designing Cities for the Future

An exploration of how technology will impact the future of our cities.

Urban Land Institute

Afternoon

April 11, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Pre-panelization and virtual design; the creative and practical implications of offsite fabrication.

Expert panel discussion on pre-panelization and the implications thereof.

New Energy Works
April 11, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

She Built This City: The Women of PDX Design & Architecture

A panel of women entrepreneurs in PDX interior design and architecture.

Chown Hardware
April 11, 2019 / 4:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

The Revolution Will Be Brought to You By...

Why are brands taking personal stands on social issues?

Watson Creative

Evening

April 11, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

What is Technology? (Day 1 of 3)

Conference, Exhibition, and Experience

University of Oregon Portland
April 11, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Sustaining Main St + Cultural Identity

Speakers, Historic Hawthorne Exhibit, Awards + PDX Main St. Launch Party

PDX Main Street Design Initiative
April 11, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Energy Trust Net Zero Emerging Leaders

Meet the new faces of net-zero building design

Energy Trust of Oregon
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

UNBLOCKED

An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking

Tender Loving Empire
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Sound + Style: The Influential Role of Music in Design

Join us to discuss the connection between music and design

Schoolhouse
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity

Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity

R/GA Portland
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

From Obstacles to Inspiration:

Why creative careers are out of reach for many in marginalized groups.

We Are HERE
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

G(AI)ME TIME

A new sport, invented by AI, proven by humans. Played for the first time.

AKQA
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Breaking Borders: From Mexico to the World

How Mexican design is igniting a new perspective and breaking borders.

INDUSTRY
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Textiles in the Marketplace: Panel Discussion + Textile PopUp Event

Panel Discussion + Textile Pop Up, hosted by The Hoxton

Stockpiler

Friday April 12

All Day

April 12, 2019 / 8:30am6:00pm / Festival Event

What is Technology? (Day 2 of 3)

Conference, Exhibition, and Experience

University of Oregon Portland

Afternoon

April 12, 2019 / 4:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Post Modern Home: The Remix

Post Modern Home: The Remix

Cielo Home

Evening

April 12, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Design with Accessibility in Mind

NWEA will educate and inspire to design with accessibility in mind.

NWEA
April 12, 2019 / 8:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show.

The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show. A talk show that's good for you.

Adam R Garcia

Saturday April 13

All Day

April 13, 2019 / 9:00am7:00pm / Festival Event

What is Technology? (Day 3 of 3 + OMSI)

Conference, Exhibition, and Experience

University of Oregon Portland and OMSI

Morning

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

An Anti-Patriarchy Approach to Design Practice

Integrating the inner feminine into design practice & process

The Felt Hat
April 13, 2019 / 10:30am12:30pm / Festival Event

Destructive Idealism: Rethinking Resilient Systems

A panel discussing resilient systems and ways to take deliberate action.

University of Oregon Ecological Design Center

Afternoon

April 13, 2019 / 1:30pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Destructive Idealism: Empowering Local Community

A workshop on rethinking resilience and empowering local action.

University of Oregon Ecological Design Center