The Design Leadership Network’s two-day leadership summit will come to Miami Beach’s Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc November 28 to 30, days before Art Basel Miami and Design Miami/ begin. The roster includes hotelier and real estate developer Ian Schrager as keynote, along with speakers and panelists Craig Robins and Rodman Primack of Design Miami/, Microsoft’s Sean Alexander, artist Michele Oka Doner and architecture critic Alastair Gordon. The “thought-leadership symposium,” themed "Art Meets Design," will also host a panel and business workshops with architect-designer Rafael de Cárdenas, architect Chad Oppenheim, and other to-be-named industry leaders.
The emphasis will be on interactive workshops and networking opportunities across the design, architecture and fine arts industries, all presented with a distinctly Miami-focused lens. As the DLN notes, “Our goal is for every attendee to come away with renewed vision. Filling a white space for the national design industry, DLS 2016 is an unprecedented event addressing the growing intersection of design, architecture and contemporary art dialogues. Through deliberate cross-pollination between creative disciplines, DLS 2016 will present special programming and access to Art Basel and Design Miami/ fairs.”
DLN’s 2015 Cuba tour group (from left): Patti Friedler, Tripp Friedler, Tamara Honey, John Edelman, Linda Ruderman, Janice Parker, Andrea Bain, Bill Harrison, Karin Payson, Barbara Sallick, Barb Fuller, Becky Birdwell, Chris Lytle, Bonnie Edelman, Beth Webb and Heidi Friedler. Not pictured: Eric Cohler, Jiun Ho, Mariann Imber, Michael Imber, Max Imber, Sari Imber, Chas Miller, Todd Klein, Tad Paul, Robert Sallick and Mike Zittel
After the summit, the organization is offering a trip to Cuba in partnership with Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, a licensed travel provider. The DLN tour will take place in Havana, from December 2 to 5, with an emphasis on viewing architecture and art; visiting historic houses like the Catalina Lasa House, with interiors by René Lalique, and Finca La Vigía, where Ernest Hemingway lived for two decades; and meeting with Cuban architects, artists, craftspeople, museum officials, urban planners and others.
The summit and the Cuba tour are both open to DLN members only. For more information, email the DLN.