Atlanta Design Festival—Announcing Dates for Sep. 12-20

Atlanta’s resilient Design Economy prepares for a September Festival

In light of the global impact caused by COVID-19 and following the guidelines set forth by CDC and W.H.O., Atlanta Design Festival is announcing new dates for September 12—20, 2020.

As the SouthEast’s leading independent design festival, this decision has not been taken lightly, but the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, clients and staff is our number one priority.

With these new dates, comes an opportunity to launch some new events, including the ‘Design is Human’ Podcast series, DesignStation expo and an extended program of tours and talks. We will update the event program shortly, and any tickets purchased will be transferred to the new dates. Should you no longer be able to attend the event, a full refund will be issued to you.

Our thoughts continue to be with everyone that has been affected by the situation and we look forward to uniting the international design community in Atlanta later this year.  

About Atlanta Design Festival 

The annual Atlanta Design Festival is an open platform, ideal for fostering international dialogue on the economic and social impact of design. It provides connection, the free exchange of knowledge, design thinking and community building. Each year the festival brings together independent designers, established brands, young talent, international speakers from academia, NGOs and government entities, exhibitions, installations and architecture tours – all centered on the economic and societal impact of design. We define this activity as ‘the design economy’ – the direct and indirect value created by those who use design in a wide variety of industries.

About MA!

MA! Design is Human is a creative enterprise platform helping to grow brand awareness and sustainable prosperity in design. MA! Design is Human is dedicated to using its expertize in helping Atlanta and businesses understand what a design economy means to economic growth and where resources are best invested. Founded in 2007 by Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, MA!’s expertize integrates design and marketing into an ecosystem of valued services and industry events to grow the international design economy and connect professionals preoccupied with the best design can offer.

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