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Speakers, Films, Creativity & Conversation for Designers, Changemakers and the Curious

Collaboration, relentless curiosity and a daring expression of design can change everything. Bend Design 2023 promised to do just that by bringing together bold minds, thinkers and doers in AI, visual storytelling, graphic activism, branding and more. 


Bend Design is a two-day creative conference with talks, problem-solving workshops, films, and experiences challenging designers to think differently and design with the future in mind. This event focuses on the importance of reality in the design process — bringing together speakers from various disciplines to highlight the impact design can have. Bend Design is for designers, architects, developers, researchers, product managers, SEO gurus, librarians, artists – anyone looking for inspiration and connection. 


Put your deadlines to the side and take space to grow your personal knowledge and creative connections. Attendees can expect to gain insight into numerous fields and disciplines, walking away with a new network and awareness for a wide variety of creative endeavors.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page.

The 2023 AI images were designed by Heather Crank at Crahmanti.

Thank you to our generous 2023 sponsors!

​For a peek at previous Bend Design events, speakers, and talks, visit our Playlist page

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Previous Bend Design Speakers

For a complete list of previous Bend Design creatives, click here.

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