Join Us at the 2019 Core77 Conference: The Third Wave!

What future do you want to see? Are we ready to move past innovation for innovation’s sake into a new, more conscious era of design? How can you as a designer prepare for this next wave to hit your industry? Clear your calendar for October 4th and join us at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the 2019 Core77 Conference: The Third Wave to explore these questions and more.

What is The Third Wave?

The days of easily disrupting markets with iterations of existing technology are waning. Creating value through planned obsolescence and optimized supply chains is no longer interesting or acceptable to a marketplace with high expectations in performance, functionality and quality. Moving beyond our current commercial and financial understanding of ‘innovation’ will require transformative ideas and approaching challenges with an experimental mind frame, compelling insights and a focus on the human element.

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The future will be a tech-oriented world, but we have a chance to design one with an optimistic view, emphasizing the notions of inclusion, sustainability, and cooperation as we transition into an economy more mindful of our own impact on the planet and the people who live here. The 2019 Core77 Conference: The The Third Wave will aim to create an open dialogue around the larger topics at hand, while also taking time to narrow in on ideas that affect day-to-day operations within design firms and independent studios.


The Third Wave speakers will lead attendees on a journey towards a better future, addressing topics such as the designer’s role in a data-driven world, how empathy should be re-evaluated to include a wide range of voices in the design process, the future of food, transportation, and more.

Confirmed presenters include:

Paola Antonelli – Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Architecture & Design

John Maeda – Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion at Automattic

François Nguyen – Creative Director at frog

Liz Jackson – Founder, The Disabled List

Joe Meersman – Director of Design Strategy at IBM

Dean Malmgren – Executive Portfolio Director at IDEO Chicago

Marijke Jorritsma – Senior User Experience Designer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Archie Lee Coates IV – Co-Founder and Partner at PLAYLAB, INC.

More presenters will be announced soon.


Seating at this one-day event is limited to 200 attendees, and our first ticket drop went faster than you can say ‘The Third Wave’. To receive advance access to our next ticket release, follow the below link to sign up for notification. Act fast to avoid future FOMO:

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Discounts are available for groups and students. Email us for details if you are interested in either of these options.

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