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Call for Presenters: Fuse 2014

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Submissions due Friday, September 20, 2013
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis so early submissions are
encouraged.

Your Opportunity:
Production has begun for FUSE 2014. Iconic
AND Inclusive, FUSE unites top design leaders and brand executives to share
stories about fusing strategy and design to ignite brand passion and growth.
The 18th annual FUSE is taking place April 7- 9, 2014 in Chicago, IL.

FUSE celebrates a collaborative approach to building brands. One that marries
design in all its forms, culture and strategy. Specifically, we will delve into
graphic design, industrial design, digital design & social media, brand
strategy, packaging, leadership, trends and culture.

We are actively recruiting speakers to bring FUSE to life in 2014. The
submission deadline is Friday, September 20, 2013. Proposals will be accepted
on a rolling basis so early submission is encouraged.

Added Bonus: All speakers will receive complimentary admission to the entire
event (a $3,000+ value).

The Crowd:
Each year, hundreds of leaders converge at FUSE to advance their brands,
businesses, and careers ... and to get inspired by our speakers' stories. Attendees
have a diverse set of expertise - graphic design, marketing strategy, brand
management, package design, art direction, structural design, digital design,
consumer insights, trend forecasting, and design research. Industries
represented include consumer packaged goods, retail, industrial manufacturing,
technology, electronics, automotive, financial services and health care among
others.

Presentation Options:
These content areas will be addressed at FUSE 2014:
' Design & Creative
' Brand & Marketing Strategy
' Trends & Insights
' Global Design & Branding
' Social Media & Digital Design
' Structural & Industrial Design
' Packaging
' Leadership
' Culture

Please do not feel limited by the list above. We are happy to consider topics
not listed here that you feel would add value and be appropriate.

Speaker Benefits:
Why do speakers want to be part of FUSE?

' Advance the purpose and value of using design to tell a brand's story
' Position their company as one that values brand strategy 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

PLUS: All speakers receive a free pass
to FUSE. (A 3k+ value!)
 

Submission Guidelines
& Deadline:

For consideration, please e-mail Krista Vazquez at kvazquez@iirusa.com with the
following information by Friday, September 20, 2013. 

' 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

SPECIAL NOTICE TO VENDORS, CONSULTANTS
& SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Whether you are looking to build awareness, generate new business or strengthen
existing relationships - a presence at FUSE 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 Elizabeth Hinkis at 646-616-7627 or
ehinkis@iirusa.com.

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 FUSE.
Check back for updates on the program here:
  http://bit.ly/1emCren

Cheers,
The FUSE Team
@NextBigDesign
http://www.thenextbigdesign.com/

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