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Helsinki Design Lab 2013 is a one day conference and party to celebrate strategic design. It would be great if you could join us.
Who is Speaking?
Timo Arnall on seeing the invisible
Christian Bason on design as management and leadership
Gill Ereaut on linguistics and change
Alejandro Gutierrez on designing with communities
Indy Johar on designing platforms for change
Lärke Johns on innovative bureaucrats
Chelsea Mauldin on design and government
Carl Mossfeldt on changing systems
TwoPoints on the design of HDL's visual identity
And more... including Marco, Justin, and Bryan of Helsinki Design Lab.
What is happening?
HDL 2013 starts as a conference and ends as drinks. There will be presentations from smart people who've inspired us at HDL as well as some surprises along the way. We hope you'll stay for the whole thing, but you don't have to. It is a work night, after all. We'll be serving food by Antto Melasniemi and his excellent team at Kellohalli.
Why an event?
In many ways strategic design is still a nebulous term that does not have an established community or journalism, so we see this as an opportunity for strategic designers to come together and grow the strength of the community in the process.
For those of you with extra free time in town, we're prepared a list of some of our favorite things to do.
We will be giving away copies of HDL publications, including a set of limited edition posters created specially for HDL 2013 by TwoPoints.
Information for international guests
For those of you who are traveling to Helsinki from abroad, below is some advice about basic logistics.
All are centrally located within walking distance from the Metro, which will take you to the location of HDL 2013.
- Cheapest: Hotel Finn
- Cheap: Sokos Hotel Albert
- Central: Torni
- Sleek: Glo Hotel Kluuvi
- Subdued: Haven or Fabian
Getting to and from the airport
Helsinki Vantaa airport is located about 40 minutes outside of the city center. You may get into town via:
- Taxi: All taxis take credit cards. Costs approximately €40. Tip is included in price.
- Bus: Regular service via city-operated busses as well as Finnair busses. Costs approximately €10.
Please contact Anna.firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with logistics and we will do our best to assist you.
When & Where
Sitra / Helsinki Design Lab
Helsinki Design Lab is powered by Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund