Design Futures Council

Leadership Summit on
The Business of Design


Atlanta, GA | November 6-7, 2023

Addressing Business Resilience

Atlanta, GA | November 6-7, 2023

We’re often asked, “What’s next? What trouble might be rolling across the horizon that we need to prepare for?” The crystal balls don’t seem to be working and the speculators are churning-out wild scenarios as if they were 100% certain. What we do know is the age-old maxim remains true . . . Plan your work, or plan to fail.

Our gathering of leaders from multiple disciplines will raise the bar in understanding risk, scenario planning, and business resilience. We’ll hear from investment leaders, Fortune 500 executives, economists, and legal counsels on their approaches and warnings around this most critical of themes . . . business resilience.

We’re honored to be gathering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta for this year’s Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on the Business of Design . . . Addresssing Business Resilience.

Looking forward to raising our collective intelligence and making a positive impact together.


Andrea Cochran, FASLA is our 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Andrea is founder and principal of San Francisco-based Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture and has been practicing landscape architecture in the Bay Area for over thirty years. Her firm is internationally recognized and is frequently featured in design publications as well as the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Cochran's work has garnered numerous design awards, most notably the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Medal in 2014. A monograph of her firm's work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.

Andrea Cochran


Conan Hines
Conan Hines
Senior Legal Technologist,
Clifford Chance
Daniel Houston
Daniel J. Houston
Chairman, President & CEO,
Principal Financial Group
Bob Hughes
Bob Hughes
Managing Principal,
CAS Research and Strategy
Julie Martin
Julie Martin
General Counsel,
Gregory Michaud
Gregory Michaud
Head of Real Estate Finance,
Voya Investment Management
Brian Olasov
Brian Olasov
Executive Director,
Financial Services Consulting,
Carlton Fields


LaValencia Hotel, LaJolla California

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

We have secured a room block at a rate of $209/night available for November 5, 6, and 7. Please book your room online, or call the hotel at 800.706.2899 to book your room and let them know you’re with DesignIntelligence to receive the discounted rate. Please be sure to make your reservations by September 29 to take advantage of the discounted rate.


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