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IABSE Future of Design Conference Manchester 2020

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

 Future of Design Conference Manchester 2020

We welcome you to Future of Design Manchester 2020, a conference aimed at fostering creative innovation and inspiring the next generation of designers. FoD Manchester 2020 will mark the 16th future of design conference organised by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) British Group. The conference will be held at The University of Manchester, bringing together a variety of keynote speakers who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of possibility. The day includes interactive workshops, two young designers’ competitions and networking.

Following the conference, there will be an evening meal and entertainment hosted at Cloud 23 in the Hilton. Tickets for the evening festivities are limited and can be purchased with your conference tickets (Conference + Dinner).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers From:

  • Ney & Partners
  • William Matthews Associates
  • Arcadis
  • Scaled Robotics
  • Knight Architects
  • AKT II
  • Stantec
  • More to be confirmed …..

Interactive workshops during the conference:

  • Learn how to sketch – DYSE



Conference speaker profiles

Coming soon 

Young Designers Competitions

Get involved in our Young Designers’ Competitions for the opportunity to win free tickets to the event and cash prizes. Details can be found here (aimed at students and professionals aged 35 and under).


Programme of Events:

 8am – 9am – Registration & Refreshments
 9am – 6pm – Future of Design Conference at the University of Manchester
 6pm – 7pm – Drinks Reception (All ticket types welcome)
 7pm – 11pm – Dinner and Drinks to follow at Cloud 23 

The Organising Committee

Meet the organising committee

 Eddie Keegan (Jacobs)
 Rebecca Morgan (Arup)
 Georgia Panagiotidou (Jacobs)
 Sara Peters (Arcadis)
 Andrey Smirnov (Stantec)

The Venue

Our hosts – The University of Manchester, Manchester and Cloud 23 

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April 17
8:30 am - 11:30 pm


IABSE British Group


University of Manchester Renold Building
Renold Building University of Manchester
Manchester, M1 7DN United Kingdom
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