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The world’s leading businesses are discovering that in a rapidly changing world the transformative power of design is a vital element of corporate strategy. Design is critical to a company’s ability to meet the urgency of the moment we live in. Design shapes everything from the type of goods and services a company provides to an organization’s ability to build lasting customer and community relationships. Design also places essential emphasis on how a business recruits and develops diverse talent and can help structure inclusivity within the organization.

For the first time, Fortune’s Brainstorm Design franchise comes to the United States with our in-person event at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn on September 20–21. The key themes at this year’s conference center on an intentional “…By Design” approach to making lasting, systemic change, shifting mindsets and unlocking the power of digital transformation. Our themes are Resilience By Design, Values and Value By Design, Culture and Talent By Design, and Business Transformation By Design

Brainstorm Design combines the editorial wisdom of Fortune with the business acumen of leaders across industries to deliver a lively and informative event. We bring together the Fortune 500’s most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers.

Speakers at past Brainstorm Design events include IDEO Chair Tim Brown; Amazon Vice President of Echo and Alexa Devices Miriam Daniel; Eames Collection Registrar Llisa Demetrios; Skewed Productions CEO and Creative Director Marcus Engman; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Head of Design Ralph Gilles; Google Director of UX Design Kat Holmes; Miniwiz Founder and CEO Arthur Huang; University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jeanne Liedtka; Adobe Design Vice President Jamie Myrold; ALE Founder and CEO Lena Okajima; IBM Vice President of Design Doug PowellDesign as an Attitude Author Alice Rawsthorn; Studio Roosegaarde Artist and Founder Daan Roosegaarde; Then Dyson CEO Jim Rowan; Buro Ole Scheeren Architect and Principal Ole Scheeren; SMELL Re_searchlab Founder Sissel Tolaas; Gehl Founding Partner and CEO Helle Søholt; Salesforce Senior Vice President, Global Ignite Jason Wild; JPMorgan Chase Head of Digital, Commercial Real Estate, and Commercial Banking Sam Yen; and Alibaba Damo Academy Director of Natural Computer Human Interaction Lab Chen Zhao.


All items are in US/Eastern time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
Monday 20 Sep, 2021
12 - 2:00 PM
2 - 6:00 PM
6 - 7:00 PM
7 - 9:00 PM


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact Us

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Design 2021, please send a short biography and a few paragraphs about their expertise to the email below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

For Participation:

Participation at Brainstorm Design 2021 is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee of US$3,500 includes the complete program, scheduled meals, activities, and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.
Holly Brockerhoff
Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
U.S. Inquiries:
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler

International Inquiries:
Khoon-Fong Ang