DESIGN

Bring understanding by universal language

THINKING

Be aware and challenge the innovation

FESTIVAL

Meet the people and enjoy the programme

11. – 12. 6. 2015 | DEPO2015 | PLZEŇ
IT'S DONE. THANKS A LOT! HOW IT WAS?
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Get new impulse for your business
and keep ahead of your competition!

Design Thinking Festival is an ideal event for anyone interested in design and innovation: companies in all fields of industries, designers, marketing experts, consultants, as well as universities or its students.

You will find out how to integrate design approach into business management and processes to initiate innovation and increase company competitiveness.

More about programme

Jan Němeček

Olgoj Chorchoj

Simon Blake

Launchlabs

Jan Mašek

3M Česká Republika

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We made this festival just for you!

ENTREPRENEUR / MARKETER / FIRM

  • Find new ways of thinking and problem-solving
  • Get inspired
  • Find how to increase your competitiveness
  • Meet potential cooperation partners and make new contacts

DESIGNER / CREATIVE STUDIO

  • Share own experience with creatives from different countries
  • Improve your business skills and processes
  • Broaden your horizons in other design topics
  • Meet potential cooperation partners and make new contacts

ACADEMIC / ENTHUSIAST

  • Share own experience and ideas with designers / creative studios
  • Explore potential cooperation opportunities with entrepreneurs
  • Motivate your students to move further
  • Meet potential cooperation partners and make new contacts

Thursday 11.6. - start with keynotes following by panel discussions with successful professionals. You can meet them on afternoon matchmaking session!

Friday 12.6. - various workshops will give us practical outputs to implement. There will be enough time to enjoy our awesome offprogram!

You can download detailed schedule in PDF in English and in Czech

description of particular panels and wokrshops for Thursday and Friday

keynote speech

success stories

workshops

panel discussion

matchmaking

offprogramme

Like Our Programme? Please do register here for free

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.

Tim Brown president and CEO IDEO

The big thing about design thinking is it allows people to build on the ideas of others. Instead of just having that one thread, you think about it, I come up with an idea, and then somebody from somewhere else says, 'Oh that makes me think we should do this,' and then we could do that. And then you get to a place that you just can't get to in one mind.

David Kelley founder of IDEO

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

ORGANIZERS

PARTNERS OF PLZEŇ 2015

VENUE

Design Thinking Festival will be held in DEPO2015:
Presslova 14
301 00 Plzeň 3
Czech Republic

You can choose from the list of recommended accomodation.
And if you are up to get some good beer, check these pubs out.

FAQS

Where the festival will be held?

The festival will be held in Pilsen, in building of former depot of Pilsen City Transport Company DEPO2015. It is the sustainable outcome of the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project and its vision is to create a lively space where business and culture combine into innovative solutions. DEPO2015 is well accessible by trolleybus Nr. 13 (Direction: Černice, Station: U Radbuzy). You can get there also by car, we have enough parking capacity directly in the place

How should I dress for the festival?

Optimally, we recommend to dress "smart casual". Comfortable, stylish and with regard to the weather.

How is it with translation?

The selected sections of the programme will be simultaneously translated. Translation sets and headphones will be available at the registration.

Will you serve some meals or refreshments?

Don’t worry, we secured enough food and coffee for everyone throughout the programme.

What is Brokerage Event and how does it work ?

Brokerage Event is international matchmaking event, which is the great opportunity to meet potential cooperation partners and make new contacts.Participants meet during facilitated face to face meetings, where they can explore potential business and technological co-operation opportunities. Please visit http://dtf2015.talkb2b.net/ for detailed info and registration.

Will you provide also some accompanying programme?

Do you like unique design exhibiton DOMUS Design or rather conducted tour of Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia? Plzen is not only great beer, but European Capital of Culture 2015 as well. Events, museums, exhibitions, sightseeing... Just choose what you are interested in and explore more!

Excited about the festival programme? That’s still not all. Explore the accompanied programme and open up the city of Pilsen! Here are our recommendations.