In the fall of 2010, the Danish government brought a seasoned group of educators, designers and business leaders together to communicate a future where design would be the driver of innovation throughout the country. Known as Design 2020, this vision was summed up by the experts into the following:
“In short, the Committee envisions that, in 2020, Denmark is known worldwide as the design society. By that, we mean a society that, at all levels and in a responsible way, has integrated the use of design to improve the quality of people’s lives, create economic value for businesses, and make the public sector better and more efficient.”
We at the SDN find it rather fitting then to be descending on Denmark’s capital next year for the subsequent edition of our annual global conference—SDGC2020!
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First announced during the close of our 2019 conference in Toronto, next year’s event will be held in Copenhagen from October 22-23, 2020 (with pre-activities taking place on the 21rst). Home to world-class design schools, agencies, and organisations, Copenhagen has a stylistic sensibility that pulses throughout the city making it the perfect backdrop for our community to come together and celebrate all things new and noteworthy in the service design sector.
While details are still in the works with respect to venue, pricing, ticket sales, conference line-up etc., we encourage you to stay connected to our newsletter, and Slack/social media channels (#SDGC2020) to ensure you are among the first to receive this important information.
In the meantime, to keep you connected to all things SDGC-related, we encourage you to check-out images and presentations from our Toronto 2019 event which can be found on our Flickr and Slideshare channels. As a bonus, IF you happen to be an SDN member, the exclusive release of our conference videos showcasing the amazing talent who graced our stages can also be found here!
Mark your calendars today! SDGC20 (October 22-23 plus pre-conference activities on the 21rst)—a must for any and all professionals eager to learn, grow and connect in the exciting and dynamic world of service design.
Check out our announcement video here!
We look forward to seeing you in 2020.