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New York 2020 ISPA Congress - Design Thinking Session Proposal

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Design Thinking: New Ideas Today

Inspired by the ever-popular Pitch New Works, this session involves rapid-fire presentations of four new ideas that promise to have a global impact on and for the performing arts. Following the session, presenters have an opportunity to engage in informal conversations on the topics with interested delegates over lunch.

Why participate?

You are contributing to the development of a global dialogue based on the unique innovations and insights of our ISPA members and congress delegates.

Who should apply?

We are looking for proposals that:

  • Introduce a future-focused innovative case study that promises to impact and offer new insights on the performing arts;
  • Broadly appeal to a diverse range of disciplines, cultural perspectives, geographic locations, etc;
  • Offer in-depth, specific, and inspiring examples that encourage learning, discussion, and future application; and
  • You are passionate about!

What is involved if selected?

Four new ideas will be selected to be presented at the Design Thinking: New Ideas Today session at the New York 2020 ISPA Congress, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Times Center. Presentations are seven minutes in length in Ted-talk style format followed by a three minute Q&A moderated by the session host. Informal breakout discussions to dive more deeply into the idea with interested delegates are facilitated over lunch hour immediately following the session.

Watch Design Thinking Session - Sampler, New York 2019 ISPA Congress

Submission period is now closed. Thank you for your submissions!