WELLLL HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL HUMANS. ITS ALMOST FRIDAY WHICH MEANS ITS ALMOST THE WEEKEND...WHICH MEANS I'M DONE WITH MY JUNIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE IN 24 HOURS...WHICH MEANS I GET TO GO HOME...WHICH MEANS DESIGN WEEK FORT WAYNE IS UPON US. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Words actually cannot express how much I love the concept of this event. I was extremely bummed last year because my study abroad prohibited me from being able to attend the first annual Design Week Fort Wayne...but HAVE NO FEAR BECAUSE I'LL BE THERE THIS TIME. Don't know what it is? Well, I'll try to do a good job of explaining this incredible event and hopefully I'll convince you of how cool Fort Wayne is becoming and you'll want to come with me. ;) (I'll link their official website + link to sign up below).
Basically, to make this synopsis short and sweet, it's a week of events celebrates and showcases the different talent in and around Fort Wayne, Indiana. Simple. Each day is broken down into a topic and there is a keynote speaker for each day. This year one of the ones I'm looking most forward to is the keynote presented by Mr. Hugh Forrest, the programming officer of South X Southwest. Don't know what it is?! It's only the coolest music festival/media conferences/technology showcase..google it you won't be sorry. With that said, there are so many incredible guests that will be speaking (a full bio of each of them is on the DWFW official site).
So what does #DWFW mean to me? It means a whole bunch of insanely creative people of all ages in one place talking about what they love , learning how to grow their personal brand, and being inspired by others. It's an opportunity to connect with people who have similar interests...or don't at all...and that's the beauty of it. You don't have to have a blog or be an architect to come. All you need is a creative and open mind, and the rest is history. ;) I mean, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think is pretty freaking rad.
Prepare to be inspired and I hope to see you there.
Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh