The Third Wave

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 of 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.

What future do you want, and how can you prepare for the next wave to hit the world of design? What practices need to be lifted up, and which ones should be left in the dust?

What can I expect from the 2019 Core77 Conference?

  • Experience

  • Past Speakers

    • Jamie Wolfond
      "Backwards design isn't so backwards"
      2018 Core77 Conference
    • Carly Ayres & Pedro Sanches
      "What to know before starting your own design studio"
      2018 Core77 Conference
    • Tim Parsons & Jessica Charlesworth
      "Spectacular Vernacular"
      2014 Core77 Conference
    • Core77
      "Now What? Conference wrap up"
      2018 Core77 Conference
    • "Designing Here/Now Core77 Conference wrap up"
      2015 Core77 Conference
  • Discussion

    • “Good balance between talks, networking, and fun. One of the better design conference experiences I’ve had.”
      Christian F., Creative Entrepreneur
    • “I loved meeting and engaging with other designers at all levels of expertise.”
      Christopher S., Creative Director
    • “I got to have real conversations with lots of people that I could actually stay in touch with.”
      Katrina W., Creative Director

Conference Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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Core77 understands that a crucial milestone for the design industry is to advocate for a more accessible future, and part of that is creating a conference environment that ensures accessibility for all members of our community. In order to support a holistically accessible event, our 2019 Core77 Conference team developed the listed guidelines below. We take this role seriously and would also love to hear from you after the event at with any feedback or issues regarding accessibility the day of the event.

General Considerations

Presenter Considerations

Space Considerations

There is a ramp at the front entrance (ADA ramp), and the elevator is located in the center of the building (it's the x'd out box located above the catering prep area on the floorplan).

Getting to New Lab


Our accessibility guide has been pieced together using resources such as the 4S New Orleans Accessibility page and SMA’s Guidelines for an Accessible Presentation

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The 2019 Core77 Conference seating is capped at 200 attendees.

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