Here at Design Council over the next few months we've got an exciting programme of events we're running or speaking at around the country. There's the opportunity for you to attend and participate in some of our workshops, meet the team or listen to one of the team present or speak at an industry event.

Keep visiting to see what events are coming up in your area and subscribe to our newsletter for updates and ticket offers to your inbox.

Regional Design Workshops

We’re currently hosting a series of regional workshops on the future of design. Our upcoming event in Cardiff on 11 December will look at how we can best measure the impact of design and considering how design is evolving to tackle today’s challenges. We’d love to meet you and hear your views. Book your free ticket here.

Network Rail: Think Station Workshops

We’re running a series of creative, interactive workshops for our client Network Rail through November to January for people across the UK to share their ideas on the rail stations that we will want and will need in the future. Each ThinkStation workshop will focus on one specific design principle and how this can be embedded to create a railway station of the future. If you are interested or involved in rail and want to take part in ThinkStation, you can express your interest here

Home of 2030 Workshops

We want to know what makes us love our homes and what we need for the future. Home of 2030 is new initiative encouraging people to think innovatively about how we develop and deliver affordable, efficient and healthy homes for all. We’re running four interactive workshops (West Midlands, Oxfordshire, West of England and Greater Manchester) in November and December so we can gather ideas from people about how we can provide affordable, efficient and healthy homes of 2030.

Transform Ageing Showcase – 27 February 2020, London 

As our 3-year programme in the south west comes to an end, we will be presenting a Showcase on 27 February, to champion the achievements we’ve made by all those that have been involved in the programme including people in later life, social entrepreneurs, commissioners, community organisations and programme partners. We’ll be sharing what we’ve learnt and share with others wishing to embark on a similar journey and/or invest in a future iteration of the programme. Our latest report on what we’ve learnt is downloadable here

With the commitment to the Ageing Society Grand Challenge in the Industrial Strategy and the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan, along with the World Health Organization announcing a Decade of Healthy Ageing, there has never been a better time to challenge ageism and realise the potential of people in later life. 

Ageing is one of society’s grand challenge that needs re-imagining but because it impacts, and will continue to impact on society in complex ways, it clearly cannot be solved by any one intervention alone. A systems approach will need to be taken. Keep visiting this page for updates and how you could be involved.