A Conversation with David Kelley


A conversation with

  David Kelley

Moderated by Panos Papalambros



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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5:30 pm

Short reception with light
refreshments to follow.

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D. and H. Chesebrough Auditorium
Chrysler Center, North Campus


Event Registration

Advance registration for the event is now closed. We have reached full capacity for the space and only those who have submitted a response before Monday (3/19) will be admitted. To follow the event live please join us on Twitter for a live session. Thank you for your interest. 

Questions for David

The speaker will address questions submitted by the audience in advance. To submit a question, please click the button below and fill in the form no later than Monday, March 19th.



David Kelley

David Kelley is founder and board chair of the global design and innovation company, IDEO. He also founded Stanford Universitys Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, known as the As Stanfords Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Kelley is the Academic Director of the degree-granting undergraduate and graduate programs in design in the School of Engineering where he has served as professor for more than 35 years. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Kelley earned his masters degree from Stanford University in Engineering Product Design. Kelleys work has been acknowledged with numerous design awards, including induction into the National Academy of Engineering, and honorary PhDs from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth and the Art Center College in Pasadena. Widely known for teaching human-centered design methodology and design thinking to students and business executives, Kelley and his brother Tom co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, "Creative Confidence" (Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All). 


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Panos Y Papalambros

Panos Y Papalambros is the James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor and the Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering. He serves as Professor and Chair of the Integrative Systems and Design Division, and is also a professor of Mechanical Engineering; Architecture and Urban Planning; and Art and Design, at the University of Michigan.