College of Design

Morning Presentation


Creativity, Innovation, Risk: Increasing the Bandwidth
Simon Kavanagh
International Development and Education Design, The KaosPilots

The KaosPilots is an international business and design school that fosters creative entrepreneurship and leadership, using the world as its working field. Located in Aarhus, Denmark, the school now has over 600 graduates from 20 years of an action-based learning philosophy. Find out how these potential change agents develop their skills to become creative leaders.

Afternoon Presentation


Designing Changemakers
Pieter Spinder
Tribe Leader and Initiator, Knowmads

At Knowmads, the students are co-owners of the school, designing the program together with the staff. The philosophy? Design through action. Design with, not for. Design systems, not stuff. Document, share, measure. Start locally, share globally, and build. What could this mean for you and your organization?



Design Thinking Hands-On
John Foley
Founder and CEO, LEVEL; Executive Director, 4FRONT

Franziska C.E. Krüger
Business Designer

4FRONT is a not-for-profit organization that nurtures emerging world-class inventors, entrepreneurs, and artists. Join the Design Thinking Hands-On workshop, introduced by John Foley and facilitated by Franziska C.E. Krüger, to co-create a future Twin Cities as a global hot spot for innovation and creativity.