Speaking Engagements

IDEAS The Innovation + Design Series

Aug 29 2011

Mickey McManus will participate in the August 2011 IDEAS Series Workshop in San Francisco, CA. He will address the social implications of design.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

IDSA Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Aug 23 2011

Mickey McManus will talk about Taming Complexity and the Future of Connected Products and Experiences at an event sponsored by the Western PA chapter of IDSA.

Where: Pittsburgh Technology Council office

2000 Technology Drive #100

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Ideas Economy - Information: Making Sense of the Deluge

Jun 07 2011

Mickey McManus delivered a “flash of genius” session at this Economist event, which took place in Santa Clara, California.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Connectivity Week 2011

May 24 2011

Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the Connectivity Week 2011 conference “Smart Grid, Beyond the Grid,” in Santa Clara, CA. Mickey talked about what we can do with the deluge of information coming from machines and the need for managing complexity.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

TEDxCMU

Apr 03 2011

Mickey McManus was a presenter at this event.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

The Rotman School

Mar 28 2011

Mickey McManus participated in the Rotman School’s Design Thinking Experts Speaker Series. The topic of his session was “How Design Thinking Can Drive Innovation.” His talk was open to the public and attended by the Toronto business community, in addition to Rotman’s MBA students and faculty.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Princeton University

Dec 06 2010

Mickey McManus spoke to Princeton students (freshmen through grad students) in a campus-wide course called “Ventures to Address Global Challenges.”

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Canadian Task Force on Payments System

Nov 04 2010

Mickey McManus gave a roundtable presentation to leaders of industry, including those from major Canadian banks and other financial institutions. He challenged assumptions, emphasizing the importance of designing for a satisfying user experience. The Task Force was appointed by the Minister of Finance of Canada to make recommendations on the future of the Canadian payments system in light of technological and other changes.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

AIGA and AIA: Pecha Kucha Night

Oct 07 2010

Mickey McManus joined a worldwide celebration for designers when he presented at Pecha Kucha Night Pittsburgh at The Grey Box Theatre. Pecha Kucha Night happens each year in hundreds of cities, where young designers network and presenters share their stories, collections, products, and/or work—in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Cusp Conference 2010 - “The Design of Everything”

Sep 23 2010

Mickey McManus was a presenter at the Cusp Conference held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Theater in Chicago, September 22-23. The conference provides a broad framework for discussion about a wide range of ideas and topics related to “the design of everything.” Mickey talked about biomimicry and its role in taming the complexity of the trillion node world.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal