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That’s right, folks. We are so excited to announce that Roman Mars, creator and host of our favorite design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible and co-founder of Radiotopia, will be emceeing all 3 of this year’s Innovation Forums. Roman’s iTunes Top 20 podcast averages 3 million monthly downloads. He was among Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in 2013. And he’s the highest funded journalist in Kickstarter history. We think it's safe to say he’s kind of a design rock star.
Here’s a little quote from Roman’s 2015 TED Talk to show you why we love him so:
“My mission is to get people to engage with the design that they care about, so they begin to pay attention to all forms of design. When you decode the world with design intent in mind, the world becomes kind of magical. Instead of seeing the broken things, you see all the little bits of genius that anonymous designers have sweated over to make our lives better. And that’s essentially the definition of design: making life better and providing joy.”
(Go ahead Roman, drop the mic.)
This year at AU we’re shaking things up a little to boost appeal across all industries with 3 forums that connect to tell a larger story of disruptive innovation. As a great storyteller, Roman is the perfect guide to take us on this journey—from the spark of an idea through to its actualization. We’ll look at how technology is shaping a new class of consumers, changing the nature of products, and rewriting customer demand across all industries. We’ll dive deep into the ways technology—additive manufacturing, robotic fabrication, and advanced materials, from atoms to bits and back again—is disrupting the way we design, from micro to macro, and the way we make objects, spaces, and infrastructure.
Don't miss your chance to join this exciting journey and gain insight from Roman and other industry leaders who’ve explored the future of making things, disrupted norms, and embraced the Era of Connection to create new business opportunities. Take advantage of this insight. Strike your own innovation path. Create new value for clients and customers. Get inspired by where we’re going and how we’re getting there. Register now and save your place.