BEND DESIGN 2023
October 26 - 27, 2023
Speakers, Films, Creativity & Conversation for Designers, Changemakers and the Curious
CCO & Founder of Cutwater
Storyteller + Mentor + Creative
VP of Creative at Instrument
Designer + Illustrator + Creative Educator
Futurist / Deep Learning Engineer at Iterate Labs
Futurist + Designer + Researcher
Traveler + Observer + Seeker
Social Worker and Program Director
Creative + Leader + Neighbor
Community Organizer + Builder + Project Manager
Social Impact Curator + Experience Designer + Multi Media Artist
Curious + Collaborative + Conceptual
Creative + Artist + Thinker
Leader + Catalyst + Writer
Brand Designer + Creative Consultant at Midnight Grim
Designer + Goblin + Weirdo
Visual Storyteller + Conduit + Innovator
Brand Designer and Founder at IP Design Studio
Creativity-Focused + Boundary-Pusher + Community-Builder
2023 Speakers, Experts, and Leaders
Collaboration, relentless curiosity and a daring expression of design can change everything. Bend Design 2023 promises 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 those traveling from out of town, please use the following link to receive discounted overnight accommodations from the DoubleTree Hilton in Downtown Bend. The rate is $149 per night and includes breakfast, parking accommodations, and is within walking distance of conference events. Reserve Accommodations
For a peek at previous Bend Design events, speakers, and talks, visit our Playlist page.