Join us for a double dose of dynamic design talks, drinks and small plates at Kinship Landing, a newly opened boutique hotel and public lobby in Downtown Colorado Springs that was recently selected as one of Conde Nast's 2021 Best New Hotels and was featured on the Today Show, Outside Magazine, and Forbes.

This is the second talk in our double feature this evening. Your event ticket or pass also includes the Crafting Creative Hospitality Together talk as well as an intermission break with catered bites and bevs from Homa Cafe + Bar enjoyed on the patio, and an art + design tour of Kinship.


Designing for Crisis: The Designer's Share of the Problem

Amidst a global pandemic, designers of all stripes are forced to confront the world we've helped shape. We can marvel at how much progress has been made in a relatively short time to connect the world, while noticing the impacts of those changes on everyday life. Do designers deserve a share of the blame for consequences of design? If so, what can be done about it? In this talk, we'll think aloud about how to reimagine the ways we create products, practices, systems and services.


Ron Bronson leads impactful initiatives at the intersection of technology, service design and public policy. He's spent the past decade working in government, and currently serves as Director of Design at 18F. He's based in Portland, Oregon.