Wednesday April 3

Today's Featured Events:

8:00am - 4:30pm                                                

Mad*Pow’s Health Experience Design (HXD) Conference



at the Royal Sonesta Boston

40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142


Person-centered design and innovation can improve health and drive systemic change. In this spirit, the Health Experience Design Conference (HXD) was created to provide a crossroads for a diverse community of practitioners in strategy, innovation, research, design, and technology to accelerate transformation across the health ecosystem. Attracting 500+ visionaries, HXD 2019’s two days of inspiring presentations, workshops, and discussions drive real-world change. Read more...

HXD Conference


How Design Thinking Will Grow Your Business and Thrill Your Customers

IFDA New England

at the Boston Design Center

One Design Center Place, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Boston, MA 02210


Our design skill makes us exceptional designers. We can harness this same skill to solve problems, build relationships and grow businesses. Design Thinking is more than the hottest trend. It is a reliable and repeatable method to improve your business today. This workshop introduces the power of Design Thinking to create sustainable long-term success. Join us for this hands-on experience to learn and grow.​ Sponsored by HOLLY HUNT. Reception to follow in Suite 401. 

Design Thinking

11:00am - 1:00pm                                                                          


Hospitality Around the World: CEU & Lunch


Snow & Jones, Inc.,

85 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061


Join Snow and Jones and Kohler for an artistic journey around the world for Boston Design Week! Kohler will present a Continuing Education training on Hospitality Bathrooms Around the World. Learn about global hotel design trends, design business practices, and bathroom design preferences, followed by delicious Mediterranean lunch. We will have Kohler's Traveling Artist Editions sink showcase. Every Artist Edition bathroom sink begins by studying globally influenced patterns and palettes, and uses distinct glazes, textures, and materials.  Read more...


Beyond Social Media



at the Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Come meet our panel of internet design-entrepreneurs LuAnn Nigara, Michele Williams, Heather Gillette and Esther Dunbar-Cullum. Moderated by Peter Cullum.  From internet media to consulting to a streamlined designer marketplace, these women have created businesses bridging tech and design, allowing you to expand and streamline your business. Join the conversation, Q&A, and learn how harnessing the internet for your design business goes far beyond Social Media.  Read more...




Women in Design


Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

at the Boston Design Center, Galley West,

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Modern Luxury Interiors Boston Publisher Shannon Pastuszak welcomes design professionals and enthusiasts to attend a panel moderated by Editor-in-Chief Jaci Conry. Panelists include lighting designer Lindsey Adelman; Boston interior designers Paula Daher and Stephanie Rossi; celebrated designer and television personality, Taniya Nayak; and Annie Selke. These remarkable women will share their career success stories, keys to creative confidence and skills and strategies to succeed as well as the issues facing women in design.  Read more...


3:00pm - 5:30pm


Show Don't Tell - New Ways to Use Immersive Experiences


Neoscape, Innovation and Design Building,

23 Drydock Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210


Try ’em all, use ‘em all, is how we roll, and why we are excited to share with you the latest spatial, design, and educational experiences we’re working on with our clients. Join us in our new Research and Development Lab along with other industry leaders to hear how innovations in technology are transforming the way we tell stories. This free event includes a panel discussion followed by a reception with hands-on demonstrations.  



4:00pm - 8:00pm


Diving into Luxury Design


YGK Kitchen Cabinets and Design

308 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460


Examine aesthetic trends in luxury kitchen design and explore modern cooking technologies available for the luxury client. Our Newton-based design studio is home to some of the hottest trends in modern kitchen design and known for high-quality German cabinetry. We invite you to come to take a tour of our stunning showroom, where you will be treated to a chef explaining the latest in cooking technology.  Convection, steam and induction cooking are a few items on the list.  Read More...

5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm  - Your choice of 3 sessions!                                         

Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue Room 107, Boston, MA 02115


MFA Design Curator Meghan Melvin takes you behind-the-scenes look at the artists’ archives that inspired the current exhibition “Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork” and the related publication Boston Arts and Crafts Jewelry: Frank Gardner Hale and his Circle.  A rare opportunity to see original designs and working drawings for jewelry and silver by Frank Gardner Hale, Arthur Stone and Edward Oakes, some of the leading Arts and Crafts artisans in the early 20th century.  Read more...

5:00pm  - A Boston Design Week Special Event!


Elements of Family Style


Erin Gates Design

at the Boston Design Center, Galley West

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210



Join New York Times best-selling author Erin Gates discussing her new book, Elements of Family Style.  Kyle Hoepner, Editor-In-Chief of New England Home will interview Erin as she shares her signature honest advice on how to cultivate a stylish and tasteful home amid the wonderful chaos of family life. Erin will reveal where to splurge and where to save, how to find the perfect fabrics, and how to transition rooms as your family changes. A book signing will follow – register today and reserve your book in advance!  Sponsored by New England Home.  Read more...


6:00pm - 7:00pm


Lecture: Undesign the Redline: the Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America


The Boston Architectural College 

at Cascieri Hall, 2nd Floor
320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

A highlight event of the interactive exhibit showing at the BAC March 9 through April 29, this lecture is an explorative and visioning framework for addressing systemic challenges.  These challenges - inequalities in housing, education, income, criminal justice and health - are far from separate issues. They are rooted in a deep and entangled history of policies, practices and processes that remain unrevealed and misunderstood. As new forces begin to transform cities and towns, decisions about interconnected challenges are, therefore, often made ‘in the dark.’  Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder  Read more...

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Passport to Luxury



244 Needham Street, Newton, MA 02464

Take a trip around the world with Splash!  Join the adventure when our showroom is transformed into a globetrotting interactive experience. Upon arrival, receive a "passport" with a list of countries whose products we offer in our showroom. Visit each country, learn the latest trends, see a demo, enjoy their most iconic beverage and food pairing and get your passport stamped. Once your "passport" is complete, enter it into the "World Traveler" raffle for a fabulous prize!  ​Read More...


6:00pm - 9:00pm                                                                                                          

Design Then & Now


Lekker Home

1313 Washington Street, Suite 117, Boston, MA 02118

Explore the timelessness of great design as we look at the life of iconic pieces from designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and Lucian Ercolani. We’ll be tracing the design history of these pieces from creation to present-day through an immersive, visual experience of their legacies – sip and snack your way through some of the most impactful designs on modern history. ​Read More...

6:00pm - 9:30pm


Marketplace Trends: What the Homeowner Wants


Northshore Home

at Turner Hill

3 Manor House Lane, Ipswich, MA 01938


As design trends evolve, homeowners and buyers have begun to demand functional homes with unique design elements and integrated smart home features. Empowered by a deepening knowledge of contemporary trends, buyers know what they want from a home. We’ll discuss with local experts on the North Shore what their clients are looking for in their next home—from architecture to interiors and everything in between! Moderator Nancy Berry, Editor, Northshore Home.  Read more...

6:00pm - 8:00pm


MassMaker- Moving Minds at MassArt


Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Architecture Department

Huntington Studio, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


Join Jeff Schantz and Peter Jurgensen to learn about an innovative way of teaching and working—using arduinos, art, maker bots, and architecture to create and produce. Jeff and Peter take us through their intensive process and wide-ranging minds. View student projects along with those of the designers, followed by a Q & A to dive deep into what is possible when you open up your thinking. Sponsored by F.H. Perry BuilderRead More...

**Please Note** - Due to an unforeseen conflict this event has been moved to Wednesday, April 10                             

MITX Design Summit



at the Innovation & Design Building

One Design Center Place, Suite 21-110 Boston, MA 02210


For the 5th year in a row, the MITX team brings together the industry’s leading experts to discuss how design thinking and design principles are being applied within organizations to shape the culture, customer experience and drive innovation. The MITX DesignTech Summit is also the only local event focused on design as a strategic force in the quest to build brands and businesses that connect beyond compare with consumers. Location to be announced.  Read more...

Hospitality Around the World
Beyond Social Media
Women in Design
Using Immersive Experiences
Diving into Luxury Design
Boston Made
Elements of Family Style
Undesign the Redline
Passport to Luxury
Design Then & Now
Marketplace Trends
Moving Minds at MassArt
MITX Design Summit

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