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The World Design Summit - Montréal

Monday 16.10.2017 to Wednesday 25.10.2017
Palais des congrès de Montréal

Designing the future. The World Design Summit - Montréal 2017 (WDS) is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: How design can shape the future.
During the World Design Summit 2017, Montréal will host design professionals, architects, urban planners, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world. For 10 days, under the general theme "Changing the World through Design", attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance professional development. More than a mere celebration of design, the summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions, as attendees will collaboratively endeavour to develop and share innovative and practical solutions to global social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges of the 21st ccentury. These ideas will subsequently be presented to private and public sector decision-makers and the public at large.
IFHP is one of the three founding partners of the World Design Summit. Our special advisor, Regitze Hess, is on the Steering Committee of the WDS, on behalf of the IFHP.
You can find the prospectus here

The congress: Where Thought Leaders Converge  

Featuring a fully accredited conference with 100 topics spanning six design disciplines, all the sessions are designed to overlap, encouraging the sharing of knowledge between all the disciplines. Thought leaders from around the globe will meet to discuss, explore, share and create a vision of the future through design. Topic areas to be explored include: Environmental Design Ageing and Well Being Education Green Building Sustainability Certifications and Standards Green Technology Food and Design Services to Designers. 
The congress will consist of a congress, a summit, a festival and an expo. 
More information will follow soon.
For more information on the World Design Summit, please contact IFHP Special Advisor Regitze Hess, via