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SPEAKERS

Partial list - Many more to come!

Afshin Meltin

Main Stage

Track 3

Afshin Meltin

Founder, Card79

Design for the Brain

San Francisco, CA (US)

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Becca Carroll

Main Stage

Track 4

Becca Carroll

Director, IDEO CoLab

Decentralized Money and Financial Inclusion

San Francisco, CA (US)

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Giuliana Mazzetta

Main Stage

Track 1

Giuliana Mazzetta

Business Design & Creative Strategy, Big Night

Crafting a Future for Interspecies Design

London, England

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Jesse Rademacher

Main Stage

Track 4

Jesse Rademacher

Co-Founder & CEO, Madeium

Creatives Make Terrible Pets - NFTs Unleash Us!

Portland, OR (US)

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Kelly Custer

Breakout Workshop

Track 6

Kelly Custer

Founder & Design Director, Knack

Why Your Good Ideas Don’t Go Anywhere & How to Fix That

Knoxville, TN (US)

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Marty Gage

Co-Presenter: Keynote

Track 2

Marty Gage

VP User Experience Research, Lextant

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research

Columbus, OH (US)

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Radhika Seth

Main Stage

Track 5

Radhika Seth

Sales Director, Yanko Design

Design Journalism

Mumbai, India

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Tati Ferrucio, IDSA

GSMA Winner

Track 1

Tati Ferrucio, IDSA

Junior Industrial Designer, Barkbox Inc.

2021 Northeast District Graduate Student Merit Award Winner - Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY (US)

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Vinod Kizhakke

Main Stage

Track 6

Vinod Kizhakke

Principal, Strategic Design Consulting, Infosys

Designing For a Future with Biometrics

Chicago, IL (US)

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Alex Lobos, IDSA

Main Stage

Track 4

Alex Lobos, IDSA

Professor and Graduate Director of ID, Rochester Institute of Technology & Research Fellow Emeritus, Autodesk

Enhancing Design (Neuro)diversity

Rochester, NY (US)

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Derek Tucker, IDSA

SMA Winner

Track 6

Derek Tucker, IDSA

Industrial Design & User Experience Intern, Medtronic

2021 South District Student Merit Award Winner - Auburn University

Birmingham, AL (US)

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Gokul Beeda, IDSA

SMA Winner

Track 3

Gokul Beeda, IDSA

Industrial Design Intern, Sprout Studios

2021 Northeast District Student Merit Award Winner - Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY (US)

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Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer

Keynote

Track 1

Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer

Founder & Creative Director, File Under Pop

Coming Soon!

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Kwela Hermanns

Co-Presenter: Keynote

Track 2

Kwela Hermanns

Associate Chair of Industrial Design & Design for Sustainability, SCAD

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research

Savannah, GA (US)

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Melissa Ferere

Breakout Presentation

Track 1

Melissa Ferere

Senior Manager, Globant

Design for Those Who Don’t Have a Seat at the Table...Yet

New York, NY (US)

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Sheng-Hung Lee, IDSA

Breakout Workshop

Track 6

Sheng-Hung Lee, IDSA

Designer and Researcher, MIT AgeLab

Reimagining Remote Co-creation During COVID

Boston, MA (US)

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Tsai Lu Liu, IDSA

Main Stage

Track 4

Tsai Lu Liu, IDSA

Professor of Industrial Design and Department Head, NC State University

Design for Covid Vaccine Hesitancy

Raleigh, NC (US)

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Yvonne Qian

Main Stage

Track 3

Yvonne Qian

Sustainability Solutions Marketing Manager, Covestro

Design For Circularity

Shanghai, China

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Ana Mengote Baluca, IDSA

Main Stage

Track 6

Ana Mengote Baluca, IDSA

Founder & Creative Director, lowercase innovation

Activating Designers as Design Activists

New York, NY (US)

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Don-tae Lee

Keynote

Track 3

Don-tae Lee

Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Design Center, Samsung Electronics

Design for a Better Tomorrow

Seoul, South Korea

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Hengbo Zhang, IDSA

GSMA Winner

Track 1

Hengbo Zhang, IDSA

Industrial Designer

2021 Midwest District Graduate Student Merit Award Winner - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Savoy, IL (US)

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Julia Shao

Main Stage

Track 6

Julia Shao

Consultant, Design Strategy & Research, Infosys

Designing For a Future with Biometrics

Chicago, IL (US)

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Linsey Nancarrow

Keynote

Track 6

Linsey Nancarrow

Senior Creative Strategist, Indigo Slate

Why Is It Hard to Be a Climate Designer?

Seattle, WA (US)

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Mila Penrith, IDSA

SMA Winner

Track 3

Mila Penrith, IDSA

Director Of Brand Marketing, Studio Skosh

2021 West District Student Merit Award Winner - University of Oregon

Eugene, OR (US)

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Spencer Murrell

Co-Presenter: Keynote

Track 2

Spencer Murrell

VP Insight Translation, Lextant

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research

Delaware, OH (US)

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Victor Ermoli

Co-Presenter: Keynote

Track 2

Victor Ermoli

Dean of the School of Design, SCAD

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research

Savannah, GA (US)

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Zeerak Ahmed

Main Stage

Track 4

Zeerak Ahmed

Senior UX Design Lead, Amazon

Building Better Software for the Underserved

Seattle, WA (US)

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Annabel Huber, IDSA

SMA Winner

Track 6

Annabel Huber, IDSA

Industrial Designer

2021 Midwest District Student Merit Award Winner - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL (US)

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Frances Yllana

Breakout Presentation

Track 3

Frances Yllana

Experience Director & Design Ops Lead, Projekt202

Design for the Design Team Experience

Dallas, TX (US)

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Hunter Elmore, IDSA

SMA Winner

Track 3

Hunter Elmore, IDSA

Transportation Design Student, University of Cincinnati

2021 Central District Student Merit Award Winner - University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH (US)

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Kellie Walters

Main Stage

Track 5

Kellie Walters

CMF Designer, Garmin

Design for Utopian Futures

Kansas City, MO (US)

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Mandy Drew

Main Stage

Track 4

Mandy Drew

UX Research Manager, Capital One

How Researchers & Designers Can Help Improve the Social Impacts of Emerging Design Technology

Washington DC (US)

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Mina Kasirifar, IDSA

GSMA Winner

Track 1

Mina Kasirifar, IDSA

Industrial Designer

2021 West District Graduate Student Merit Award Winner - San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA (US)

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Steven Wakabayashi

Main Stage

Track 4

Steven Wakabayashi

Founder & President, QTBIPOC Design

Designing Equitable Creative Teams

New York, NY (US)

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Vijay Chakravarky, IDSA

Breakout Presentation

Track 3

Vijay Chakravarky, IDSA

Design Lead, Philips

Ergonomics of the Human Mind

Seattle, WA (US)

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Ziyuan Zhu, IDSA

Breakout Workshop

Track 6

Ziyuan Zhu, IDSA

MIT Office of Sustainability Design Fellow, MIT Senseable City Lab Designer

Reimagining Remote Co-creation During COVID

Boston, MA (US)

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