RSD8: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium

Systems Change for Governance

Join us for RSD8, the 8th annual symposium of the Systemic Design Association (SDA)! This year’s 3 day event will take place in Chicago, IL at IIT- Institute of Design’s new home the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship. 

With returning colleagues and new friends, we'll explore cutting edge methods and design practices for systems change, interdisciplinary research, and real-world contexts where organizational behavior, social entrepreneurship, policymaking, and design are already colliding. Workshops and Activity Groups bring new tools and methodologies to evolve our individual and collective points of view about leadership and transformative practices—for complex challenges— in design collaboration.

If you can’t attend all three days, tickets are available for Day 2 where you can take in Keynote Speakers, celebrate the Charles Owens Tribute and reception, and visit the systems maps and prototypes in the Community Gallery.  

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