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Ride in style from Portland and have a hand in designing for good at the Bend Design conference Oct. 26-27

by Joshua Berger

Designspeaks, 52 Limited, and Plazm invite you to climb aboard the first-ever Bend Design Bus via the PDX-to-Bend-Design package and attend the annual Bend Design Conference October 26-27. The 3-day package includes travel, tickets, downtown accommodations, and fresh beer (details below). Wend your way through newly burnt forests, over ancient volcanoes, through peaceful fields of grain to the heart of Central Oregon. You’ll join Rebeca Méndez, Chris Riley, and Angela Luna for the Bend Design Conference, where together we’ll design a better future for our communities and our world. And possibly taste some great beers and distilled spirits along the way.

Bend Design features two days of keynote talks, interactive workshops, and hands-on exhibits, by and for creative innovators everywhere. This is not an event just for designers—it’s for anyone curious about how creative thinking can help us interpret, connect, and shape our world. Bring your ideas and questions to explore and develop. Make connections with new mentors and co­-conspirators. And emerge ready to design a better future.

Now in its third year, Bend Design is designed to energize all of us to improve the quality of life in our communities through creative thinking and action.

(Okay, it’s a Sprinter Van)
PDX-to-Bend-Design Package
 at $740 (a $970 value) includes:

    • Transportation
: Get comfy in a Sprinter Van with 13 new best friends (or put your headphones on, we get it) on the scenic drive from Portland to Bend October 25, and back to Portland October 28.

: Rise and shine with complimentary breakfast and three nights at the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Bend, steps from approximately one bajillion coffee shops and brewpubs.
    • Libations
: Speaking of brewpubs, we’re throwing in a $25 gift card to 10 Barrel Brewing, good at their original Galveston brewpub or their shiny new pub off Empire.
    • 2-day event pass
: Walk to all Bend Design venues wearing your fancy Full Access Pass.