September 1, 2017
Montreal welcomes World Design Expo
The 2017 IFLA, CSLA and AAPQ Congress of the World Design Summit will be held at the Palais des congres in Montréal, Que., Oct. 16-19. Delegates numbering 4,500 from 80 countries, representing six disciplines: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Urban Planning, will gather for an “incubator for re-thinking the mission of the designer and the design process.” Event organizers aim to “break down the silos” between designers in different professions. “This is about more than just the latest trends — it is about your role as a creative leader in society, business, culture and governance,” the organization says. “Designers, architects, planners and landscape architects are gathering for the first time under one roof to share perspectives, foster collaboration and cross-pollinate innovative ideas.” The event will include 100 expert speakers, 108 topics, 30 keynotes and numerous tours. Visit www.worlddesignsummit.com.