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TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!

The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference bring together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design, exploring the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss out.

OUR STAGE IS YOUR FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION.

Launch your design career—or transform your work and life—with design lessons from the likes of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers design partner John Maeda, Pentagram partner Paula Scher, and “Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton.

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MEET THE BRAINS BEHIND TOMORROW’S BEST DESIGN IDEAS.

We’ll announce the winners of the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards, selected from a pool of 1,587 entries. Winners represent the best in everything from graphic design to paradigm-shifting healthcare. Check out our list of finalists here (including Chipotle's viral Scarecrow film)

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GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE BEST DESIGN DESTINATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY.

Attend intimate Design Experiences at the headquarters of design-minded companies, like MakerBotEtsy, and IDEO, and get inspired by secrets you learn in their own homes.

HOBNOB WITH DESIGN LEGENDS (AND UP-AND-COMERS).

They’re all here, whether from the new school (Vivian Rosenthal of 30 Weeks) or the old school (legendary ad man George Lois).

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YOUR PEERS ARE DOING IT.

The Innovation By Design Awards and Conference draws 450 of the most talented designers and design-obsessed professionals. There will be ice cream, finger-painting, and booze. Do with that what you will.

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Join us at Innovation By Design on October 15, 2014, at Metropolitan Pavilion and across the city. You can follow our journey to Innovation By Design on Co.Design and on Twitter using #BestDesignFC.

Get your tickets here.

A healthier, brighter, more efficient world doesn’t just happen—it happens by design.
That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15. 
Learn more at fastcodesign.com/ibd.

A healthier, brighter, more efficient world doesn’t just happen—it happens by design.

That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15.

Learn more at fastcodesign.com/ibd.

The world’s best designers and design-minded business leaders are gathering this October 2 in New York City for Fast Company's Innovation by Design Conference. We are disrupting the traditional conference format—there will be no multiperson panels moderated by under-prepared moderators. Instead, you'll get a series of highly visual presentations in an intimate setting (82 Mercer St.) leading to a series of offsite Design Experiences and a cocktail party that night. The complete agenda is right here—several of the offsite design tours have already sold out—and we’ve added a completely new panel to the lineup.

Here are five reasons you should get a ticket now.