Our next symposium will be held October 31-Nov 3 in Chicago, IL.
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



client relationships

financial practices + assessments

marketing techniques

employee policies + management

issues of partnership succession transition

design inspiration

hiring practices


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.