NYCxDESIGN is driven by core values deeply rooted in community and creativity, always mindful of inclusivity, equality, diversity, sustainability, and regenerative design for the greater good of humanity.

Beyond its annual Festival, NYCxDESIGN’s year-round programming serves as a robust platform for the diverse spectrum of design talent found in New York City. 

Whether showcasing students, emerging designers, or highly decorated professionals across various design disciplines, our programs foster an environment for sharing, educating, learning, and uniting. The overarching aim is to address the pressing needs of our world with attention and care, inspiring the next generation to embrace design as a tool for solving problems and contributing positively to tomorrow’s challenges.

Design is all around us

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May 16–23, 2024

New York City

You can now register your event for the 2024 NYCxDESIGN Festival. 

New York City’s Official Celebration of Design. With a new track-driven structure encompassing key design categories, our week-long event will feature Keynote speakers, trade shows, community events, talks, exhibitions, and more.

NYCxDESIGN Festival is established as a centerpiece on the international design calendar. We galvanize New York City’s design community to be generous hosts to a global audience.

Festival 2023 Recap Video. You can find more information about our 2023 Festival here
Festival Programming

Event Registration Form Here

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Design is all around us, and we’re excited for designers and brands across all design disciplines to take part in this year’s Festival. Guests will enjoy curated program tracks dedicated to the below categories:
→ Architecture
→ Interior Design
→ Urban Design
→ Landscape Design
→ Industrial + Product Design
→ Graphic Design
→ Technology x Design
→ Art x Design
→ Entertainment x Design
In 2023, the NYCxDESIGN Festival generated these results
→ 8 days of programming
→ 5 boroughs hosted events
→ 3 trade fairs
→ 260+ events
→ 1K+ NYC-based designer presenters and exhibitors
→ 160K+ attendees
→ 30% attendees from outside NYC
→ 223+ articles in the press
→ 600M media reach
→ 115M+ outdoor media impressions
Additional Festival opportunities to help you and your event stand out
NYCxDESIGN Festival App by Bloomberg Connects
NYCxDESIGN welcomes members of our design community to host their distinctive special events in celebration of the Festival. In addition to being included on our website Festival Event Calendar as an official event of the NYCxDESIGN Festival, you can also feature your event on our brand new NYCxDESIGN Festival App by Bloomberg Connects.
Festival Social Media Amplification Packages
NYCxDESIGN will actively promote your event across its social media channels, maximizing visibility and engagement.
NYCxDESIGN Opening Party
To kick off the NYCxDESIGN Festival week, we host an engaging network celebration on the opening day. Design enthusiasts gather from near and far to raise a toast to the upcoming exciting festivities, exhibitions, and events.  We welcome sponsor partnerships.
NYCxDESIGN Awards Ceremony presented by Interior Design Magazine
The NYCxDESIGN Awards recognize exceptional products and projects across a diverse range of design categories, encompassing key areas of creative excellence.
Each day during the festival week, a compelling Keynote presentations positions sponsors as thought leaders in the design realm. NYCxDESIGN extends an invitation to designers and brands worldwide, spanning all disciplines, to contribute their inspiring visions in this daily series. These Keynote events offer highly targeted sponsorship opportunities. To ensure accessibility, all Keynotes will be meticulously recorded and published in both short and long formats for on-demand viewing.
Design Pavilion
These curated installations not only captivate media attention but also garner substantial public visibility and exposure. Design Pavilion serves as a platform challenging conventional notions of sustainability, urging participating designers to not only showcase their creations but also educate and engage the global audience while providing entertainment.
NYCxDESIGN Mic Podcast
The series offers captivating discussions featuring guests from a wide range of design disciplines and perspectives. These conversations delve into the realms of environmental responsibility, wellbeing, community, and social justice, generating fascinating insights into the multifaceted world of design.
Custom Events
NYCxDESIGN specializes in crafting customized sponsor programs
tailored to diverse design themes and audiences. Designers and brands have the exclusive opportunity, to host dedicated Talks, Tours, or Receptions that align seamlessly with the essence of NYCxDESIGN.

Have questions on the registration process?  We’re here to help.

Thank you to our 2023 Festival Presenting Supporters

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