Conference chair / Juries

In addition to big-picture keynote talks for cities, companies, and institutions, I also chair events;  people seem to enjoy my lively Q+A interviews. I have curated two national  biennials. I also serve on international professional juries. Here below are some highlights:


(Above: Doors of Perception 7 on Flow, Amsterdam)

Audi Urban Future Initiative (Istanbul, 2012), International Jury Chair

Conde Nast Traveller Design Awards (London, 2011) International Jury

WDF12 Design & Health, (Eindhoven) Conference Chair

Forum d’Avignon (Avignon, 2009) Beyond GDP: Panel Chair

Fluid Time Symposium (Vienna, 2015) Symposium Chair

Lab For Change Makers (Amsterdam, 2015) Symposium Chair

Sustrans (London, 2015) Sustainable Mobility, Chair

Chora Connection (Copenhagen, 2015) Back To The Land Symposium Chair


(Above: Audi Urban Future Award (2012), International Jury President)

Curry Stone Design Prize (USA, 2014) International Jury

Unbox Festival (Delhi 2013) AHRC Social Innovation Challenge, Jury Chair

Core77 Design Awards (USA, 2015) Design for Social Impact, Jury Chair

World Design Forum (Eindhoven, 2011, 2012)

Buckminster Fuller Award (New York, 2011) International Jury

Rotterdam Design Prize (Rotterdam, 2011) Jury Chair

India Future of Change (India, 2011) Designing Innovation, International Jury

Victor Papanek Award (Vienna, 2011) International Jury

(Above: Royal Society of Arts, Design Futures Awards, Jury Chair)

EDF Sustainable Design Challenge (Paris, 2010) International Jury

City Eco Lab (St Etienne, 2008) French Design Biennial, Curator

Dott 07 (Newcastle, 2007) Social Innovation Biennial, Programme Director

Doors of Perception, Conference Chair

Doors 9 “Food” (Delhi 2007)
Doors 8 “Infra” (Bangalore, 2005)
Doors East 2 “Tomorrow’s Services” (Bangalore, 2002)
Doors 7 “Flow” (Amsterdam, 2002)
Doors East (Ahmedabad, India, 2000)
Doors 6 “Lightness” (Amsterdam, 2000)
Doors 5 “Play” (Amsterdam, 1998)
Doors 4 “Speed” (Amsterdam, 1996)
Doors 3 “Info-Eco” (Amsterdam,1994)
Doors 2 “Home” (Amsterdam, 1994)
Doors 1 “(Amsterdam, 1993
(Above: Doors of Perception – Q&A with Gill Wildman and Ellie Runcie)

Picnic Green Challenge (Amsterdam, 2007) International Jury

Aspen Design Summit (Aspen, 2006) Conference Chair

Fused Space (Rotterdam, 2004) International Jury

Spark! Design For Local Knowledge (Oslo, 2003) Conference Chair

International Browser Day (The Netherlands, 2002) Conference and Jury Chair

Intelligent Information Interfaces (i3) (Europe, 2000) Project Chair, Presence

DNP Network Art Award (Tokyo, 1996) International Jury

European Design Prize (Brussels,1994) Jury and Conference Chair

Biennale Interieur (Kortrijk, Belgium, 1994) International Jury