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AI + Design Immersion

October 9-14, 2023
Institute of Design at Illinois Tech
3137 S Federal St 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
A 6-day Experiential Program Touring Chicago

Explore how tomorrow's design leadership will tackle complex, systemic problems in a 6-day experiential program touring Chicago.


This immersive program explores design leadership within the context of Chicago’s creative legacy and innovations in technology of the past, present, and future.

It has two parts:

Part 1

The experiential program, Part 1, invites participants into conversations and workshops at creative spaces with prominent thinkers and makers in diverse neighborhoods throughout our city. Locations will showcase design in practice in corporate and independent environments; education; mobility and city planning; government regulation and policy making; and arbiters of arts and culture.

Part 2

We convene at the Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech for a series of keynote talks and learning modules to further examine the educational, economic, ethical, equity/accessibility, and existential implications of emerging technology.

Collectively, we will consider how design leaders of the future can tackle complex, systemic problems.

Please direct any questions about the experience to:

Part 1: Ashley Lukasik,, (773) 580-8493
Part 2: Jessica Meharry,, (224) 216-0947

Attendees will be joining the ID community, including alumni and current MDM students, for this one-of-a-kind immersion experience.