Queensland Design Policy Summit
Thursday, 9 June 2016, 9am – 5pm
Room360, Y Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus
The QUT School of Design will host the inaugural Queensland Design Policy Summit on Thursday, 9 June 2016, in conjunction with the international ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’16) conference in Brisbane.
The summit will bring together thought leaders and policy makers across design, business, science, education, and citymaking in a dialogue to canvass the merits of resurrecting a revised, fresh, and bold Queensland Design Policy.
Design is not just a noun: the object or artefact. Design these days has to be recognised as a verb: an approach, a designerly way of thinking that has to become a key driver of Australia’s National Innovation agenda and Queensland’s Advance Queensland initiative. The Queensland Design Policy Summit comprises four panel discussions focussing on Business, Science, Education, and Cities. With a view to inform policy, invited panellists will discuss the role of design in the context of digital disruption, STEM research, creative industries, education, startups and entrepreneurship, smart cities, and innovation.
Registration: $220, includes morning and afternoon tea breaks and lunch