Upcoming Events

Beginning in 2018, The Design Forge is an annual 2-day convening of design thinking practitioners, educators, and thought leaders hosted at Elon University. The Forge harnesses design thinking to address different issues challenging higher education and our communications.

Design Forge 2021 was a two-day hyflex, interactive, and collaborative conference designed to support your efforts to cultivate participatory placemaking projects with strategies and networks of support. Last year the Forge brought together 23 university & community teams in order to imagine, design, and prototype responses to the question: How might university design thinking efforts help us examine the power-laden processes of place production and cultivate participatory practices of co-creation?

Visit the conference site to learn more about how you can join us this year.

Hear about last year’s Forge from one of our Catalysts.