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.


2024 marks the premiere of the NYCxDESIGN Keynote series. Through this program, a daily keynote is presented throughout the festival week, inviting designers and brands of all disciplines from around the world to share inspiring visions through this daily series. We’re proud to partner with luminary, design focused organizations to bring these conversations to life. 

All Keynotes are ticketed events, open to the public. Tickets can be purchased online, for $25 + tax. Click on each Keynote event below to learn more.

Interior Design

Partnered with Samsung
→ May 22nd, 5pm-7:30pm
→ Samsung 837

Industrial + Product Design

Partnered with IBM
→ May 17th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
→ The Celeste Bartos Theater at the MoMA Cullman Education Building


Partnered with 9/11 Memorial & Museum
→ May 21st, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
→ 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Art x Design

Partnered with Adobe
→ May 16th, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
→ Museum of Art and Design

Technology x Design

Partnered with Magic Leap
→ May 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
→ SVA Theatre

Graphic Design

Partnered with The One Club and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
→ May 18th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
→ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum