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The Harvard xDesign Conference is an annual exploration of all things design. Launched in 2012, the conference is a collaborative effort between student groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College - and the only cross-school event of its kind.

The event brings together creative thinkers, design luminaries, experts from a variety of backgrounds, professors, and students to engage in and reinterpret the design process. The conference will take place this year on Saturday November 8, 2014.

Our theme this year is [UN]packing the design process behind the products we love. We aim to [UN]veil the design process, diving deep into the evolution of products, from idea to scale, and offer our audience a more versatile, nuanced understanding of how to make products that people love.
Harvard xDesign is open to everyone! In the past, it has sold out with over 500 participants. This year, we have added capacity and are expecting upwards of 800 people. Participants range from Harvard graduate and undergraduate students across all degrees, non-Harvard students and faculty, and New England area professionals.
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  • This year, the third annual Harvard xDesign conference will be hosted at
  • Harvard Business School.
  • 117 Western Ave, Boston, MA
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The xDesign conference will include a series of presentations, conversations, and panel discussions, to get a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process across various industries.

Our conference format features three concurrent schedules. We encourage participants to [UN]ravel their own experience and dive into our diverse lineup of speakers from each schedule.

  • 8:00am - 9:00am
    Registration + Coffee
  • 9:00am - 9:45am
    Keynote: Michael Hendrix - IDEO
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
    Berklee Coffee break Aldrich 012
  • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    Keynote: Andrew Schapiro - Airbnb
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Click here to buy tickets on EventBrite. Hurry, they’re going fast.

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Sponsored in part by a generous gift from Mr. J.W. Kaempfer, Jr. MBA 1971