Our next symposium will be held Nov 5-8, 2017, in Houston, TX.
For information, please email: susan_heffren@designtrustltd.com.
 

 
 
01. Overview
 

Design Trust, Ltd. offers two symposiums for members only each year, one in May and one in November, to promote sharing and learning in an intimate group setting.  Targeting leadership-level areas of interest and avoiding the drawbacks of broader industry conventions, these intimate events are arranged in varying locations, in comfortable settings that encourage private discussions and opportunities for personal interaction among members and presenters. At Design Trust, Ltd. symposiums, we hear from industry leaders, including media, brands important to the industry and speakers who specialize in professional development.  Members also present on their area of expertise. 

 
02. Topics
 

strategic planning


branding


leadership


client relationships


financial practices + assessments


marketing techniques


employee policies + management


issues of partnership succession transition


design inspiration


hiring practices


mentorship


maintaining creativity while running a business


staying inspired

 
03. Venue
 

We feel that the venues for symposiums can be as inspiring as the content.  We travel to a different location for each, finding the optimal venues of interest to our attendees.  Some examples include a custom-built home in Georgetown, a new flagship showroom in a Fifth Avenue landmark building and the headquarters of an international design brand.