Welcome to the home for Design Is […], a monthly speaker series on the future of design, creativity, and ethics. Each public talk showcases different perspectives on—and explores practical tools for—tackling a timely design challenge. Whether you’re attending live or catching up on our archive of recorded talks, this is the place to find everything you need. Design Is [...] talks take place on Wednesday evenings at the Google office in San Francisco. We’ll add event announcements as they become available—please check back often. 

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Programming for 2019 has concluded. We'll resume in January 2020. Happy Holidays!

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2019 Schedule

Date Talk theme Speakers
October 21 Design Is [Dreaming] Kevin Bethune
September 25 Design Is [History] Louise Bernard
August 28 Design Is [Play] Erin Jang
July 31 Design Is [Curious] Lining Yao
June 26 Design Is [Audible] Conor O’Sullivan, Connor Moore, Elad Marish, and Kevin Dusablon
April 24 Design Is [Protopian] Monika Bielskyte
March 27 Design Is [Elemental] Elizabeth Churchill
February 27 Design Is [Data] Jason Blythe
January 30 Design Is [Speculative] Phil Balagtas

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