What to expect at mDesign Live


Connecting the dots between great design and the materials, technologies, and processes that make them come to life.


 mDesign Live is a can't-miss event for those passionate about the latest trends and applications in materials and design. In addition to the inspirational and diverse topics they will hear about, attendees will get the opportunity to interact with speakers, engage with exhibitors, and collaborate with other designers and fabricators. mDesign Live is free to qualified attendees.


The Who's Who
Design & Materials Event

OCTOBER 28-29, 2019




We’re finalizing our final keynote speakers that will spend one-hour each over the course of two days sharing with you new ideas, inspire and empower you to discover materials and design in ways you’ve never seen before.

mTalks :

Our version of TED talks, done with a design and materials twist

These inspirational and influential 15-minute discussions are lined up one after another throughout our two days together to give you the scoop on what’s new and what’s next. Jump on over to our Speakers page to see the latest mTalk speakers we’ve lined up for you. Be sure to check back regularly for updates on new speakers.

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We're still finalizing the details of our agenda but you can expect the two days you spend with us at mDesign Live to have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Up to four 1-hour Keynote Speaker Presentations
  • Up to 12 mTalk Presentations
  • Up to three Elevator Pitch Panels

Speakers and events run from 9:00am until 4:00pm with an open Exhibit Hall for you to explore outstanding products and materials — and learrn about the technologies that enable them to come to life.

We’re talking new stuff around every corner — perfect for filling your mind with possibilities.

We even have entertainment the evening of the first night for you to enjoy and breakfast & lunch will be served in the exhibit hall during set times throughout the days.

 Where is it?

DeVos Place®

DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention or tradeshow. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events.