FUSE 2016 Call for Presenters: Deadline Extended to September 21st

Production has begun for FUSE 2016! Iconic AND Inclusive, FUSE unites top design leaders and brand executives to share stories about fusing strategy and design with a focus on Designing Brands with Purpose. 

The 20th annual FUSE is taking place April 4- 6, 2016 in Miami, FL. We are recruiting speakers to bring FUSE to life in 2016. The submission deadline is Monday, September 21, 2015. All speakers will receive complimentary admission to the entire event (a $3,000+ value). 

FUSE celebrates a collaborative approach to building brands - marrying design in all its forms, culture and strategy. We will delve into graphic design, industrial design, service design, digital design & social media, brand strategy, packaging, leadership, trends and culture.

The Crowd:
Each year, hundreds of leaders converge at FUSE to advance their brands, businesses, and careers and to get inspired by our speakers' stories. Attendees have a diverse set of expertise - graphic design, marketing strategy, brand management, package design, structural design, digital design, consumer insights, trend forecasting, and design research. Industries represented include consumer packaged goods, retail, industrial manufacturing, technology, electronics, automotive, financial services and health care and more.

Presentation Options:
• Trends/ Insights & Inspiration
• Culture-Understating People
• Strategy
• Creativity & Inspiration
• Startup Mindset- Disruptors
• Global Design & Branding
• Design & Creative
• Skills & Personal Development
• Brand & Marketing Strategy
• Client & Agency Relationships
• Social Media & Digital Design
• Multi-Dimensional Design: UX, Structural Design & Industrial Design, Product Design, Packaging Design, Service Deigns

FUSE 2016 Experiences:
A huge part of the FUSE event is the off-site experiences. Have an idea for a cool tour/ trip/ experience in the Miami Area? Please send those details to Romina @ RKunstadter@iirusa.com .

Speaker Benefits: 
• All speakers will receive complimentary admission to the entire event (a $3,000+ value)
• Advance the purpose and value of using design to tell a brand's story
• Position their company as one that values brand strategy and design
• Reinforce their own position as a leader
• Share results of an exciting project
• Network with industry leaders & participate in high-level discussions

Submission Guidelines & Deadline:
For consideration, please e-mail Romina at Rkunstadter@iirusa.com with the following information by Monday, September 21, 2015.
• Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
• Contact information including complete mailing address, phone and e-mail
• Title of presentation
• Brief overview of the presentation (1 short paragraph (100 words or less) plus 2 bullets that illustrate audience takeaways – Think of these bullet points as the “So What?” – What is the audience gaining from this presentation- How is this relevant to them )
• *Please note: if your proposal is selected, portions of this description will be printed in the brochure and used online to promote your participation
• Brief speaker biography (3-4 Sentences)
• Tell us why you want to be a part of FUSE 2016

SPECIAL NOTICE TO VENDORS, CONSULTANTS & SOLUTION PROVIDERS: Whether you are looking to build awareness, generate new business or strengthen existing relationships - a presence at FUSE will help you achieve your goals. A limited number of sessions on the program are reserved for our event sponsors. Solution providers who wish to become part of the program MUST contact Elizabeth Hinkis at 646-616-7627 or ehinkis@iirusa.com

Note: (Event producer is unable to place vendors, consultants or solution providers on the program so email Elizabeth. If you have a client you would like to recommend that can be sent directly to Romina at Rkunstadter@iirusa.com)

Thank you for your interest in FUSE. Check back for updates on our website: http://bit.ly/1Jyl7RM


Best,
The FUSE 2016 Team
@NextBigDesign
#FUSEMiami

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