Konference 2022

DOES DESIGN
HAVE A FUTURE?

DETAILS

Over the decades we have seen and experienced many “design experiments” and valuations to the role of design for both marketing and business objectives. However, big questions remain. Has design become an expected commodity? How will design evolve as brands evolve?

Our eighth annual Konference will dive into these questions and more as professionals from all over the world share their insights and experiences on how to realize a sustainable future for the design industry.

Join us from the comfort of your home or office for a free of charge, knowledge-packed event featuring an expansive collection of presentations, interviews, panel discussions, and lively conversations.

DATE

January 17, 19 & 21, 2022

Virtually on Zoom

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speakers

Speaking opportunities are still available! If you are interested in leading a discussion, please reach out to us at Konference2022@thinkkaleidoscope.com

Adam Schumacher

Managing Partner

JASON
TROUTMAN

CBG Design Creative Director

KATHY
BAKER

Director, Global Design

KARA
REIFF

VP, Marketing Transformation

Bill
Wallsgrove

Brand Consultant

Bryan
Shova

Executive Director,
Strategic Design

GUIDO
SCHMITZ

General Manager

Nancy
Johnson

Sr. Design Manager

Mike
Kraine

Global Design Director

ChristiNA
Geist

Founder & CEO

MARSHAL
PURSLEY

Director, Customer Success

ERIK D.
ROSENSTRAUCH

President & CEO

PAST ATTENDEES & SPEAKERS

As a free event with the sole purpose of sparking meaningful conversations across industries, expanding networks, and laughing and learning, the Konference has been made possible over the past 7 years by its growing community of executives, brand managers, marketers, designers, and more.

“A truly world class event with speakers that were engaging and of the highest quality. It has been a long time since I attended a conference that inspired me as much as this.”

“The best conference I have attended this past year. Superb speakers, engaging content, thought provoking and dynamic. A conference that was worth my time in every respect.”

“The best conference that I have attended in years.”

“A 5 Star event of the highest caliber.”

“This event is setting new standards in terms of protocols, content, clarity and moral code for the conference industry. A dynamic view into the future of conferences.”

“This event is the best our industry has experienced in many years. High quality speakers, meaningful content and valuable takeaways for all participants.”

“I always leave these events more inspired and ready to tackle of biggest brand, business and organizational challenges.”

“A 5 star conference that sets the standard for the design industry.”

“It was an honor to be invited. Every speaker was intelligent and engaging. So many great minds all in one room.”

“A truly world class event with speakers that were engaging and of the highest quality. It has been a long time since I attended a conference that inspired me as much as this.”

“5 Star event of the highest caliber.”

“This event is setting new standards in terms of protocols, content, clarity and moral code for the conference industry.”

“A 5 star event in terms of delivery, production values, content and laugh while you learn.”

“This event is the best our industry has experienced in many years. High quality speakers, meaningful content and valuable takeaways for all participants.”

“A 5 star conference that sets the standard for the design industry.”

“Superb speakers, engaging content, thought provoking and dynamic. A conference that was worth my time and attention in every respect.”

“It was an honor to be invited. Every speaker was intelligent and engaging. So many great minds all in one room.”

ARCHIVE

 Enjoy select presentations and interviews from past Konferences. A stellar line up of speakers addressed key challenges impacting the future of design and leadership.

Chef Sean BrocK

Award-winning chef Sean Brock discusses his unique leadership style that integrates self-care and Alfred Adler’s philosophy for managing his teams across multiple restaurants.

BILLY LAWLESS

President, Gage Hospitality Group

Galway native Billy Lawless shares his story moving to the US and the crucial decisions he made for his restaurant career (hint: they include trusting your instincts and listening to your wife).

Ronald Bukusi

Former CEO, Kenya Rugby Union

Multi-hyphenate CEO, Olympian and author Ronald Bukusi highlights the parallels between rugby and business while emphasizing the importance of supporting your team, win or lose.

TERI TURNER

Chef, Influencer & Author, NoCrumbsLeft

Teri Turner, the founder of the popular food blog No Crumbs Left, outlines her career trajectory from event producer to entrepreneur and doing work that’s “good for the soul.”

RITA CLIFTON CBE

Global Branding Expert

In this exclusive interview, branding expert Rita Clifton CBE provides an overview on brands from 1999 to 2025 and discusses the main ideas of her latest book Love Your Imposter.

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To ensure we are providing a compelling and personalized experience for speakers and attendees, Konference 2022 is exclusively an invite-only event. Provide your contact information below to request attendance or additional details about this year’s event.

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