The 2016 Core77 Conference took place last week in downtown LA. The two-day conference brought together industry leaders to cover a wide range of topics ranging from how design can make a difference in the refugee crisis to how to fail well in a startup environment. A day of interactive workshops and guided insider tours taught attendees practical lessons in everything from sketching with Sketch-a- Day's Spencer Nugent to future-proofing our ideas with LPK.
Having a serious case of FOMO? No worries! While our attendees were engaged in two days of talks and workshops, we were busy sending out live updates on social media. Lucky for you, it's not too late to catch up on what you missed last week. Here's how:
Watch our Facebook Live Speaker Interviews.
After their captivating presentations, we sat down with our speakers for more intimate interviews centered around lessons for life, work and design practice.
30 Weeks Creative Director, Shana Dressler explains why she lives in New York instead of Silicon Valley, how business models need to evolve to prepare for future needs and how designers can use design thinking to benefit their businesses.
Dana Cho from IDEO discusses the sensitivity that comes with designing for end of life experiences, the surprising lessons she's learned in the process and how technology can play a role in dealing with the subject of death.
See our Facebook Live feed for more behind-the-scenes interviews with Core77 Community Manager Allison Fonder!
Check out our Instagram Feed.
Take a look at our Instagram feed for images and short videos from the conference.
Adam Sadowsky from Syyn Labs drives home the lessons around co-creation with an interactive laser challenge. It took awhile, but we eventually rallied and made the perfect pitch.
We love how attendees used the future-proofing workshop to flex their creative muscles—even when they went rogue like Michael DiTullo! We agree—plan your coffee supply in advance to avoid a loss in productivity.
Keep up with our Instagram Stories.
Even though it's too late to watch our Instagram Stories feed—the posts only stay up for 24 hours—here's a couple of our favorite in-the-moment captures from the conference.
We asked our speakers to answer the question, "what industry will design have the greatest impact on within the next five years?" Here, Refugee Crisis roundtable panelist, Amro Sallam, gives his thoughtful answer. Hint: co-creation is a key part of design's future.
We took advantage of our location at the Vibiana by asking our attendees to confess their worst design sins—answers ranged from designing a wacky finger-tip massager really meant for ladies to misunderstanding project assignments. Mistakes happen, and it's important to laugh about them later on!
Make sure to watch our future Instagram Stories for behind-the-scenes looks at events, workshops and our New York headquarters.
Dropping Gems on Twitter.
We live tweeted from the symposium floor and encouraged attendees to share their experiences too. Follow the hashtag #Core77Con on Twitter for a 360-degree view of what mattered most.
We're sad to see the conference come to an end, but we can't wait to start planning for 2017's Conference! Follow us on social media for more fun and conference updates for next year!!