FUSE & School of Visual Arts (SVA) Partner on Educating Future Branding and Design Leaders

FUSE is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) to sponsor the education of the next generation of brand and design leaders. Spearheaded by Kim Rivielle, Managing Director of the Marketing & Business Strategy Division at IIR and Debbie Millman, Co-chairwoman of FUSE and Chair/Co-founder, Masters Program in Branding at SVA, this partnership provides 20 graduate students the opportunity to attend FUSE 2011, April 11-13 in Chicago, where they will learn from and network with more than 500 key industry leaders.

"I am so thrilled to bring the best and brightest students from the inaugural graduating class from SVA's Masters in Branding. It is an honor to participate as well as a true privilege for the students to have access to so many of the brilliant, inspiring minds at FUSE. It is certain to be an unforgettable experience for them," said Debbie Millman, Co-chairwoman of FUSE and Chair/Co-founder, Masters Program in Branding at SVA and President, Design at Sterling Brands.

Keynoted by Ian Schrager, Michio Kaku and Jonathan Harris, FUSE offers more than 50 groundbreaking sessions led by brand and design practitioners from P&G, Coca-Cola, Kimberly Clark, Target, Facebook, 3M, Bath & Body Works, IBM, Twentieth Century FOX and more. FUSE will celebrate its 15th anniversary event this year and is the trusted brand for bringing the "best of" in brand identity and packaging, and new for 2011 -- culture and anthropology.

Kim Rivielle, Managing Director of the Marketing & Strategy Division of IIR says, "I am completely humbled by SVA recognizing FUSE as the meeting place for their industry voice. It's exciting to think that FUSE will play a role in the shaping of the next generation of brand and design leadership -- and I look forward to personally welcoming them all to the event in April."

For more information or to register for FUSE, click here.

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