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Design The Future:

An online event to inspire new possibilities for the future of travel

2020 has been a seminal year in travel, but not for reasons any would have anticipated.

The dual forces of a global pandemic and rising social justice movement have accelerated change like never before. On one side, an industry decimated by economic and public health challenges. On the other, an evolution of a more conscious consumer demanding transparency, trust, and accountability from brands and institutions.

What it means to work, live, and travel in 2020 and beyond is evolving in real time, right before our eyes. Business leaders across the industry know that now is the time to look beyond outdated methods, rethink their brand purpose, and create a new vision for the future.


Share insights, inspiration, and best practices to the Design The Future Resource Library. We’ll share a roundup of these after the event.

Use #DesignTheFuture to join the conversation and connect with one another on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Designing Brave Spaces
How design impacts wellbeing

The Future of Zero-Gravity Living 
Tactics for the modern passenger experience

Wellbeing in the Post-Covid Era 
An outlook for the decade ahead

Design’s Role in the Evolution of Society 
Transforming work, life, and travel

How Diversity Fuels Creativity 
Lessons for the next era of brands

Hospitality Goes Virtual 
Building community in the digital world

All sessions will be available to watch on-demand the following day


First Look: Skift IDEA Winners

Throughout the day, we’ll be giving you a first look at the 2020 Skift IDEA Award winners, representing some of the best experiences, design projects, pivots, and breakthroughs of 2020.

The Skift IDEA Awards recognize companies defining the future of travel through innovation, design, and experiences across the consumer journey. The awards honor inspiring work from brands, agencies, and tech providers creating better ways to travel — from architecture to interiors, digital to events, tech to transportation, and everything in between.

The final results are in! See the 2020 Skift IDEA Award winners here.