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Email Amanda Powers by Friday, August 20, 2010
Re: Destination Design Management
Event Date: February 7-9, 2011
Location: Los Angeles Area, CA (exact location TBA)
[Note: Papers are accepted on a rolling basis so early submissions are encouraged.]

Your Opportunity
We are well underway with the production of Destination Design Management, the top event for creative leaders to explore innovative techniques for building a strategic design team and championing design as a key competitive business advantage. We are currently recruiting corporate practitioners who can share new ideas, perspectives and concrete examples of how to demonstrate design value and leverage design to create solutions for the consumer and ultimately impact the business.

Who Will Attend?
Leaders who are interested in understanding how to take design to the next level. Attendees have a diverse set of expertise - Design Management, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Package Design and Management, Packaging Engineering, Structural and Industrial Design, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Global Branding and Design, Brand Equity, Recruitment and HR, Research and Finance.

Presentation Topics
Got a good story to tell? Have a provocative perspective that needs to be shared? I'm interested in hearing from you. Session topics include, but are not limited to:
Innovation through Strategy Design Management
Connecting the Value of Design with Your Business Objectives
Articulating Design to a Left-Brained Boardroom
Simplicity that Scales: Reversing Traditional Design Processes to Implement a Holistic Approach
It's Not Just About Your Portfolio Anymore: The Pedigree of the Most Desired Talent
Design Thinking: Selling it Up the Chain
Consolidating Project Design by Architecting Brand Stories
Inspiration on a Dime: Maintaining Your Creative Edge within Corporate Walls
Inspiring Your Partners to Deliver Unexpectedly Brilliant Creativity
Design Leadership in a Retail Environment
The Next Level of Design Leadership: Steering the Integrated Marketing Team
Becoming the Ultimate Relationship Manager: Teams, Agencies, Strategy
Training the Organization to Leverage Design
From Creative Servicers to Brand Architects: Changing the Internal Dialogue
Metrics - Proving a ROI and Benchmarking
Developing Brands and A Designer's Role in Branding/Communication
Breaking Silos to Create Brand Clarity
Building a Global Design Capability that's Agile & Adaptable
The Cost of Saving on Design
The Role of Procurement in Creative Services Purchasing
The Impact of Crowd Sourcing on Design Advancement

We are also offering two three-hour workshops, one for people new to managing designers, and one for seasoned managers geared to upper level VPs:
From Designer to Manager: Sharpening Your Management Skills
Redesigning Design: Transforming a Creative Services Project Team into a Brand Building Engine
Talent Management: Hiring, Inspiring & Keeping the Best
Design ROI

Formats Include:
Standard presentation (45 minutes long)
Interactive Ideation and brainstorming sessions to uncover the "so what" of trends and engage the audience in discussion (30-45 minutes long)

We are also happy to consider topics not listed here that you feel would add value and be appropriate.

Submission Guidelines & Deadline
For consideration, please email Amanda Powers with the following information by Friday, August 20, 2010.
?? Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
?? Contact information including address, phone and e-mail
?? Title of presentation
?? Brief overview of the presentation (1 short paragraph plus 2 bullets that illustrate audience takeaways): Please note: if your proposal is selected, portions of this description will be printed in the brochure and used online to promote your participation
?? Brief speaker biography (2 sentences max)

Speaker Benefits
Why do speakers want to be a part of DDM? To:
Advance the purpose and value of design as a competitive business advantage
Position their company as one that values brand identity and design
Reinforce their own position as a leader
Share results of an exciting project
Network with other industry leaders and participate in high-level discussions

Special Notice to Vendors, Consultants & Solution Providers
Whether you are looking to build awareness, generate new business or strengthen existing relationships- a presence at DDM will help you achieve your goals. Be at the right place at the right time. A limited number of sessions on the program are reserved for our event sponsors. Solution providers who wish to become part of the program should contact Sarene Yablonsky at 646-895-7474.

Due to the high volume of responses, we are unable to respond to each submission. All those selected to participate as speakers will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Thank you for your interest in DDM. Check back for updates on the program at www.iirusa.com/design.

All the best,

Amanda Powers
Conference Director
Institute for International Research

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