| Aug 6, 2013 |
Preparations underway for star-studded design summit
By Staff

The Design Leadership Network (DLN), now operating under a new team and vision, is gearing up for its 8th Annual Summit being held in New York City for the first time this November. 

The Summit’s roster of keynote speakers and panelists will focus on four key areas: Fashion, Art and Culture; Technology in the Design World; Marketing, Branding and Media; and Public Design and The Power of Hospitality. 

Row 1:  Norman Foster, Oscar de la Renta; Row 2: Aby Rosen, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy; Row 3:  David Carey,  David Rockwell; Row 4:  Bill Rudin, Arianna Huffington, Tyler Florence

Speakers include Lord Norman Foster, architect and Founder and Chairman of Foster + Partners; Aby Rosen, founder of RFR Holding LL, owner of the Seagram Building and prolific art collector; Oscar de la Renta, world-renowned fashion designer and icon; Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder and Chairman of JOYUS, former CEO and Chairman of Polyvore; Barry Diller, Chairman of IAC/InterActive Corp, Chairman of Expedia; David Carey, President of Hearst Magazines, Senior Vice President and Director, Hearst Corporation; David Rockwell architect and designer, founder and CEO of Rockwell Group; William C. Rudin, Vice Chairman and CEO Rudin Management Co. Inc.Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post; Nick Jones, founder and CEO of SoHO House; Tyler Florence, chef, television host, best-selling author and restaurateur; Richard Phillips, artist known for strikingly distinctive painting created from found imagery; Andy Spade, co- founder of Partners and Spade; Glenn O’Brien, fashion, art and culture writer, columnist for GQ as The Style Guy; Jay S. Walker, inventor, entrepreneur and Chairman of Walker Digital, Founder of Priceline.

Additionally, panelists will include: Roy Kim, architect and Senior Vice President of Design, Extell Development Co.; David Wine, Managing Partner of Oliver’s Realty Group; Elisa Orlanski Ours, Vice President of Planning & design at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group; Newell Turner, Editorial Director of the Hearst Design Group; Maxwell Ryan, CEO and Founder of Apartment Therapy; Julie Carlson, Founding Editor, Remodelista; Michelle Adams, Founder and former Editor in Chief of Lonny. Additional speakers, panels, topics and unique private tours will be announced in the next month.

Media sponsors include Apartment Therapy, ELLE DECOR, Editor at Large, Domino, Dwell Magazine, House Beautiful, Lonny, New York Magazine, Remodelista, Traditional Home and VERANDA

The Summit is co-hosted by Peter Sallick, CEO of Design Investors, Waterworks and Dering Hall; Kate Kelly Smith, SVP Group Publishing Director of Hearst Design Group; and John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach.

“The extraordinary caliber of the keynote speakers and panelists for the 2013 DLS reflects our commitment to bringing truly world class content to our community and the value of New York City as a venue," said Sallick. "The Summit will give invited designers, architects and industry leaders the opportunity to learn from thought leaders in design, fashion, art and technology, all while visiting iconic venues. In just two short days, our community will gain access to ideas that would otherwise take extraordinary efforts to attain.”

This annual conference format was created in 2005 to create a community of design leaders dedicated to fostering communication and collaboration within the highly fragmented design community. The attendees are by invitation only, and are exclusively principals in their firms, enabling a private and unguarded forum for senior level dialogue. 

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