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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 …

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April 17
8:30 am - 10:00 pm


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