Design Thinking ImpAct Conference

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Design Thinking at Hasso Plattner Institute

As drivers of innovation, the Hasso Plattner Institute and its School of Design Thinking have successfully shaped the future of learning and work. Since its opening in 2007, the HPI D-School has enabled more than 3,000 students to gain an innovative mindset and develop human-centered solutions with an impact. The HPI Academy has trained more than 10,000 professionals.

Join us on-site at HPI in Potsdam or online for the "Design Thinking ImpAct Conference: 15 Years of Design Thinking at HPI" on September 15-16th, 2022, to review the highlights of the last 15 years of Design Thinking activities at HPI and discuss how we can further shape business and society with the innovation approach!


Design Thinking ImpAct Conference


You can expect two days of input, interactive sessions, and networking in a hybrid format with 250 participants on-site and 300 online exchanging thoughts on the future of Design Thinking, the latest research insights, and experiences on its application in business, politics, and society.

Experts from a wide range of organizations and sectors, including IBM, SAP, Roche, Siemens Foundation and Stanford University, will come for inspiring keynotes, exciting panel discussions, interactive workshops and much more. View our preliminary program.

Registration for the hybrid conference is now open - if you would like to join on-site in Potsdam, we recommend registering as soon as possible, as places are limited.

Register now!


Design Thinking ImpAct Conference


The "Design Thinking ImpAct Conference" is part of this year's "Global Design Thinking Festival". In addition to the conference in Potsdam, HPI D-School, Hasso Plattner d-school Africa and the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) will host the Global Design Thinking Challenge from September 8 to October 14 and the d.confestival in Cape Town from October 12 to 14, 2022.