RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors 2014

RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors will be held November 2-4, 2014 in Palm Springs. This will be our fourth year for RE:DESIGN/Creative Directors, a yearly gathering with a focus on salon-style sessions and the chance to connect with fellow creatives.

Join our Symposiarch Christopher Simmons and an amazing group of creative leaders discussing this year’s theme of Adaptation.

We limit registration to 150 attendees to encourage connections and conversation. Register early for the best rates.

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Learn about the most recent 2013 event in Brooklyn

Learn about the 2012 event in Portland

Learn about the inaugural 2011 event in Palm Springs

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Register early for the best rates. Registration includes sessions, lunches, and our cocktail events.

Registration rates:

  • Now to April 30 – $455
  • May 1 to June 30 – $545
  • July 1 to August 30 – $645
  • September 1 to October 31 – $725

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The schedule will be posted in the coming weeks. On Sunday, November 2, we’ll start at 6:00pm with a session and reception. On Monday, November 3 sessions will run all day, and in the evening we’ll have dinner. On Tuesday, November 4, sessions will be in the morning, ending at noon, allowing people to get flights out of Palm Springs.

Our Speakers


Christopher Simmons
2014 Symposiarch
Principal/Creative Director, MINE™

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Christopher Simmons is a designer, writer, educator, design advocate and principal of the noted San Francisco design office, MINE™. He is the author of four books, including the recently released Just Design, which focuses on designing for social good. Christopher’s work has been exhibited at museums ranging from the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan), to the Smithsonian Institution. He is an adjunct professor of design at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and a past president of AIGA San Francisco. On completion of his tenure in that role, then Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an official proclamation declaring San Francisco to be a city “where design makes a difference.”

We will begin announcing speakers soon, so check back for additions or like our Facebook page for updates.


The Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.

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Hotel Options

We have a block of discount rooms available starting at $119, plus taxes and $20 resort fee. Information will be sent upon registration.


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Feedback from past RE:DESIGN/CD attendees

“I wanted to thank you for having me at your amazing event… The quality of conversation surpassed that which I have experienced at all other conferences. The conference has left a lasting impression on me…”

“Congratulations on a stellar event… Everything about the event—the content, format, people—was everything we hoped for and more. The entire experience was perfection… I feel that what we have learned will help us for years to come… Consider us diehard fans.”

“I loved the interaction and the size. Perfect for getting to know people. I think i was able to meet 80-90% of everyone who attended.”