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Future of Design Manchester 2024

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The IABSE British Group will be holding the latest iteration of the “Future of Design” conference on the 9th April 2024 at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The conference aims to promote forward-thinking design and inspire the next generation of designers in the field of engineering and architecture. We are happy to bring to you a full day catered event with a variety of keynote speakers from around the field covering a wide range of topics. Speakers include Eoin Casserly (VOLUTA), Clotilde Robin (Expedition), Trish Johnson (Clifton Suspension Bridge) and more to be announced. There will be networking and Q&A opportunities throughout the day.

We will also be holding Young Engineer’s Design and Paper competitions of which the finalists will be able to present their work during the event. Details of these competitions can be found below. We invite and encourage all young designers to participate in the competition.

There will be a chance for further networking and socialising after the event as well. Further details to be announced.

Purchase your tickets here.

If you would like to get involved with our young designer’s (aged up to 35 years) paper competition, details are here.

If you would like to get involved with our young designer’s (aged up to 35 years) design competition, details are here.

Click here for FoD 2024 booklet and programme for the day

Or scan the QR code to access the booklet and progamme via phone.


April 9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


IABSE British Group


Manchester Metropolitan University
Lyceum Pl, Manchester M15 6BY + Google Map