This September, members of the design community will gather in Rochester, Minnesota for the Transform Symposium hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. A groundbreaking multidisciplinary gathering, Transform2011 will focus on the challenges of the health care delivery system through the lens of design—disruptive ideas, innovation, social media, games, technology development, advocacy, environments and shifting populations. With speakers including Mariana Amatullo (Designmatters/Art Center), Bill Drenttel (Design Observer), Chris Hacker (Johnson & Johnson), James Hackett (Steelcase), John Thackara (Doors of Perception), Augusta Meill (Continuum), Doug Powell (AIGA), Helen Walters (Doblin) and our own editor in chief Allan Chochinov, the conference has brought together a powerhouse of design thinkers and business leaders.
Here's your chance to get in on the conversation: the iSpot challenge awards recipients a 5-minute slot to present during the symposium (not to mention airfare, hotel and complimentary registration for the symposium). Think about it. What do you have to say about transforming health care (innovation — designing for change — motivation — social media — games)? The possibilities are endless.
Don't wait, email Transform2011 today with your pitch! Deadline for submission is July 29th.
Check out last year's iSpot presentations:
Tye Farrow on Design as a Catalyst for Health
Lyle Berkowitz on the EMR of the Future
Chaki Ng on New Ways of Connecting to People
Sharon Schindler Rising on A new OB Patient Visit