What's happening in design and business this spring.

Design Life Now: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial

Open now until July 29, 2007
New York
The third Triennial brings together the experimental designs and emerging ideas - including animation, new media, and fashion, robotics, architecture, product, medical, and graphic design - at the center of American culture from 2003 to 2006.

Design Management Institute: The Design Leadership Series

March 6, 2007
Valerie Casey, Executive Creative Director at frog design, speaks about "Failing Object Lessons: Design's Green Limits and our Collective Potential to Make a Difference."

TED 2007 Conference

March 7 - 10, 2007
Monterey, California
"Icons. Geniuses. Mavericks."

AIGA Schools of Thoughts - An AIGA Design Education Community Conference

March 9 - 11, 2007
Pasadena, CA
Educating in the Age of Ubiquitous Media.

South by Southwest 2007

SXSW Interactive: March 9 - 13, 2007
SXSW Film: March 9 - 17, 2007
SXSW Music: March 14 - 18, 2007
Austin, Texas
"Ground zero for the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators, and new media entrepreneurs." frog hosts the Interactive opening party and participates in three panels.

11th DMI European Design Management Conference

March 14 - 16, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark
Improving and Measuring Design's Role in Business Performance. frog founder Hartmut Esslinger speaks about "The Dirty Battle."

frog Design Mind Speaker Series: "From Bedroom to Battlefield: Designing for the Body"

March 15, 2007
frog design studio, New York, NY
A discussion about the relevance of design in the businesses of the body, featuring the executives of sexual accessories company Jimmyjane and military design firm Crye Associates.

CeBit 2007

March 15 - 21, 2007
Hanover, Germany
The Leading Business Event for the Digital World

IDSA Spotlight Series

March 21, 2007
Web Seminar
Perry Saidman, Founder of DesignLaw Group speaks on "The Crisis in the Law of Designs"

Customer Experience Management Conference

March 22 - 23, 2007
Chicago, IL
A Blueprint for Building a Customer Experience Enterprise

IA Summit 2007

March 22 - 26, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Enriching Information Architecture


March 26 - 29, 2007
San Diego, California
Emerging Technology Conference

CTIA Wireless 2007

March 27 - 29, 2007
Orlando, FL
The world’s largest technology event dedicated exclusively to wireless, broadband convergence, and mobile computing technologies, covering the entire industry from network infrastructure to microprocessors to applications to content to end-user hardware

Award Competitions

European Design Award

Deadline: February 28, 2007
A celebration of European Communication Design hosted by Corbis and HP.

2007 PRINT Regional Design Annual

Deadline: March 1, 2007
The Regional Design Annual issue is the most comprehensive survey of graphic design in the United States.

SPARK Awards

Deadline: March 1, 2007
A fresh, modern qualification system that recognizes new processes and technology and seeks to involve people and ideas from untapped sources.

Design and Business Catalyst Award

Calls Open: March 12, 2007
The Design & Business Catalyst Award takes traditional design competitions a step further by recognizing excellence in market and financial performance as well as strategic and social impact.