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.

CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2019, 26-27 November, London 

On 27 November, Elli Thomas our Lead Programme Manager from the Architecture & Built Environment team will be part of a panel discussion at CIBSE Build2Perform Live on the topic ‘Differently Abled, Developing a New Understanding of Disability and Ability’. Book your free ticket now.

Child Friendly City Conference, 27-29 November, Bristol

On 28 November, our Built Environment colleagues Catherine Horwill and Elli Thomas are running a workshop on Inclusive Environments and Sue Morgan the Director of Architecture and Built Environment will be chairing a panel. Find out more.

Business Design Week, Hong Kong

In December our CEO Sarah Weir OBE will be speaking at Business of Design Week part of Hong Kong Design Week.  We’ll be covering her trip so check back for updates. In the meantime, follow Sarah on Twitter.

Regional Design Workshops

We’ll be visiting locations around the country over the next few months to talk about our work; what is next for practicing and evaluating the impact of design and if you’re interested in becoming one of our Design Associates, we’d love to meet you. Keep visiting this page for updates and announcements.

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. Keep visiting this page for updates and announcements.

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 of England/West Midlands/Oxfordshire/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. Keep visiting this page for updates and announcements.

Transform Ageing Showcase – February 2020

As our 3-year programme in the south west comes to an end, we will be presenting a Showcase early 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.