IABSE Future of Design Conference Manchester 2020
April 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 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 & Debate Panellists:
- Matthieu Mallié (Partner, Ney & Partners)
- William Matthews (Director, William Matthews Associates)
- Stuart Maggs (CEO, Scaled Robotics)
- Martin Knight (Managing Director, Knight Architects)
- Nicola Carniato (Technical Director, AKT II)
- Vanessa Wan (Structural Engineer, Stantec)
- Margaret Cooke (Director, Integral Engineering Design)
- Catherine Ramsden (Founding Director, Useful Studio)
- Paul van Hagen (Senior Technical Director, Arcadis)
- Ruth Jackson (Director, Ruth Jackson Planning)
Interactive workshops during the conference:
- Learn how to sketch – Jonny Yusuf (Engineer & Director, DYSE)
- More workshops to be confirmed …
Conference speaker profilesMeet the outstanding speakers that will captivate and inspire YOU at Future of Design Manchester 2020
Young Designers CompetitionsGet 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).
ProgrammeClick here to view the programme for Future of Design Manchester 2020. A printed copy of the Official Programme will be provided to each delegate on the day.
The Organising CommitteeMeet the organising committee working behind the scenes to bring you Future of Design Manchester 2020
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