Holiday Gala 2016 & Panel Discussion

Wednesday December 14th, 2016: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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Mark the end of this year and welcome 2017 by attending the 2016 IDSA NY Holiday Gala! Join us for an evening of food, drink and a panel discussion!

The Panel Discussion: The design Economy
Design is all around us and has been a driver of culture and trade. When we talk of 'design', thoughts and images that pop-up in our minds are mostly aesthetic in nature. However, the fuel that drives the engine of design is commerce. So, how can we approach the discussion of the economic impact of design? We are now stepping into 2017 and IDSA NYC presents a discussion regarding the economics of design from the point of view of panelists from the worlds of retail, design education, economic development, talent recruitment, and design consulting.
Questions we will address: How are businesses that are based on design doing in 2016? How has the nature of projects changed over the last few years and what can they expect going forward? Further, how is design education evolving? How is design impacting the economics of NYC and what can we expect to see in the future? What kind or remuneration can graduates and professionals expect from the world of design today?

The Panelists:
John Christakos, CEO & Co-founder, Blue-Dot
Rama Chorpash, Director, MFA, Industrial Design, Parsons School of Design
Edward A. Hogikyan, Senior VP, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Mikal Hallstrup, Founder, Global CEO, Designit
Angela Yeh, Founder & CEO, Yeh IDeology
Stephan Clambaneva, Director & Design Business Consultant - Design Studio, Dassault Systemes
Vijay Chakravarthy, Chair, IDSA NYC

Thanks to Blu Dot for hosting this event at their beautiful showroom in SoHo.
This is a ticketed event and there’s going to be unlimited food and drink! Please RSVP and come socialize with the creative minds in town.

Prices:
IDSA Student members – free!
IDSA members - free!
Students: $5
All others: $15
See you there!