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Carl Bass, Yves Behar, Brian Chesky, Tony Fadell, Jeanne Gang, Thom Mayne, and More Headline Bloomberg Businessweek's First Annual Design Conference

Today Bloomberg Businessweek magazine announced Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013, its first annual design conference, to be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. World-renowned designers and creative executives across a variety of disciplines, such as architecture, graphic design, robotics, city planning, 3D printing, data visualization, genomics, corporate branding, and more, will break out of their silos to discuss the state of the industry, their creative process, and ways in which design can make the world better, smarter, cooler, and more innovative.

The all-star presenters at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 include: *Carl Bass, Autodesk *Yves Béhar, fuseproject *Alberto Cairo, University of Miami, School of Communication *Brian Chesky, Airbnb *Mark Coleran, Visual Designer *Glen Cummings, MTWTF *Es Devlin, Stage and Costume Designer *Stephen Doyle, Doyle Partners *Steve Duenes, The New York Times Company *Tony Fadell, Nest *Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects *Masatoshi Ishikawa

University of Tokyo *Michael B. Johnson, Pixar *Martin Krzywinski, Genome Sciences Centre *Giuseppe Lignano and Ada Tolla, LOT-EK *Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects *Edward Opara, Pentagram *Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design *Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City Department of Transportation *Anthony Sperduti, Partners & Spade *Scott Summit, Bespoke Innovations *Patricia Urquiola, Studio Urquiola *Pete Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture.

"Good design is often the defining element of the products, businesses, environments and sciences that become legendary,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. “These designers are setting the bar for innovation in their respective fields, and at this event they can venture out of their professional enclaves, come together, perhaps even collide, in unexpected and provocative groupings, to discuss process, passions, influences, successes, and failures."

“At Bloomberg Businessweek our mission is to surprise, delight, and inform our entrepreneurial readers every week by giving them access to the insight of our editors and writers and the wisdom of the sharpest business minds around the globe,” said Paul Bascobert, President of Bloomberg Businessweek. “We fulfill that promise with this conference, at which C-suite attendees will learn where design is leading businesses and communities next, and enjoy one-on-one interactions with the Businessweek team and the stellar roster of presenters.”

Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 is the first conference launched by the magazine since its acquisition by Bloomberg LP in 2009. An exclusive audience of 250 attendees will be on hand for the one-day conference's four sessions, networking periods, and closing cocktail party. Attendance is by invitation only. Senior executives may request invitations and get additional information at http://conference.businessweek.com/design/.

Coverage of select sessions from the conference will be available across various Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg platforms, including Bloomberg TV, businessweek.com, Facebook, Twitter (@BW, #BBWdesign), and the Bloomberg Businessweek+ app. The January 28, 2013, issue of Bloomberg Businessweek will be a special Design Issue, devoted to ideas and discoveries generated at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013. It will be available in print and on tablet and mobile devices.

Autodesk will be providing exclusive interactive demonstrations at the event. Sponsors and special partners for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 will be announced separately.

About Bloomberg Businessweek:

Recipient of the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, Bloomberg Businessweek offers a global perspective and comprehensive insights to help senior executives profit from smarter, faster, and more informed decisions. Founded in 1929, the magazine is a trusted market leader. With a global circulation of 980,000 each week, the magazine is available in 140 countries. Drawing on more than 2,300 journalists in 146 bureaus across 72 countries, Bloomberg Businessweek covers the business world like no one else can. The award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek+ app is available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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