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This is the 2019 Edition of INTERSECTION. To learn more about our upcoming event go to www.intersectionconf.com


Designing Enterprises for Better Futures

Lisbon, Portugal
September 17–18, 2019

Join the Leading Conference on Strategic Enterprise Design

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Designing Enterprises for Better Futures

Intersection is the worldwide leading event for Enterprise changemaking by Design, or Enterprise Design. Our sixth edition will be held at the Academy of Sciences in Lisbon.
This year’s theme is Designing Enterprises for Better Futures. Design as a field is about making people’s lives better, yet we struggle to deliver meaningful impact. Instead of tackling the big issues of our societies and economies, we limit ourselves to designing products or services — in isolation, and without considering the enterprise change required to deliver value at scale.

We need to develop tools and approaches that shift design practice to the enterprise level: designing better startups, corporates, public institutions and organisations across sectors and industries, enabling them to together make a leap towards better futures.

During two days, we will exchange on approaches, tools and cases of holistic and systemic design practice, applied to the enterprise itself as our material to design with. Using the Enterprise Design Framework as a guiding tool, we will make sense of a variety of enterprise challenges in our talks and master classes, and share approaches and solutions directly applicable in practice. Join us as participant, contributor or sponsor!

INTERSECTION Conference is brought to you by Enterprise Design Associates and friends.

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Stay ahead of the curve.

Boost your own and your team’s strategic design skills to use design for enterprise-scale innovation and transformation. We invite speakers who are at the forefront of the industry, leading inhouse or consultancy side design teams, and running ambitious initiatives to make enterprise change happen.

INTERSECTION18 master class

Take away cases and tools.

Experienced practitioners will explain how to bring cross-disciplinary creative and conceptual techniques into real-life projects and programs. Tools and techniques taught in our master classes integrate topics of customer experience, product development, business transformation, and enterprise capability building.

Join the family!

It does not matter what your professional background might be. We are a diverse community of Enterprise and Business Architects, Service, Product and Experience Designers, Systems and Design Thinkers, Transformation and Change Strategists. Join a worldwide network of Enterprise Design practitioners, blending our perspectives and sharing insights.

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We are preparing an exciting program consisting of inspirational keynotes given by high profile speakers, master classes from thought leaders teaching new methods and tools, and a selection of case studies from the community.
The schedule is tentative. Follow @intersectioncon on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Academy of Sciences Lisbon

Intersection19 will be held at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Lisbon, Portugal

Academy of Sciences Lisbon
R. Academia das Ciências, 19
1200-168 Lisbon

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Academy of Sciences Lisbon
Academy of Sciences Lisbon
Academy of Sciences Lisbon
Academy of Sciences Lisbon
Academy of Sciences Lisbon


Watch the videos of INTERSECTION19 and past editions.

Creating Pattern Languages for a Future where We Can Live Well
Takashi Iba

Designed for Digital
Martin Mocker

Facets of Innovation and Purpose-Driven Portfolios
Angela Hanson

Building Better Worlds
Cennydd Bowles


Premium Sponsors


Our sponsors help make INTERSECTION19 happen. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us sponsoring@intersectionconf.com

Basic Sponsors

TAP Air Portugal

Event Partners

Academy of Sciences Lisbon
Association of Enterprise Architects
Service Design Network Portugal Chapter

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