Design in Plastics 2017

Better product development. Collaboratively.

Design in Plastics is a business conference that focuses on the challenges and rewards of communication and collaboration between the disciplines of design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and R&D—all with a view to improving product development.

This will be the second such event by SPE following its successful debut in June 2016 at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Design in Plastics 2017 will take place at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and features presentations, panels and workshops on materials, processes, collaboration, design thinking, biomimicry, innovation management, intellectual property protection, sustainability, 3D printing, future trends and more.

Conference Registration Fees are:

  • $395 for SPE Members
  • $595 for nonmembers
  • $195 for students & educators

For group rates or other registration questions, please contact Customer Relations at +1 203.775.0471.

For speaker or sponsorship opportunities, contact Bob Grace, Conference Chair.

The Knight Foundation funds will facilitate the nonprofit to enact its vision to mobilize the city's creative industries and strengthen the economy.

'Detroit: City of Design' Detroit Creative Corridor presents a film by Stephen McGee from Detroit Creative Corridor Center on Vimeo.