There’s something missing from K-12 education.

Students are our next generation of changemakers, but must be better equipped to make change.

How might we help schools improve students’ personal, academic, and professional skills while also engaging their communities? 

D4i is the first student-led conference that charges key stakeholders with bringing more design-driven social impact work to this crucial sector. 



Students, Teachers, and Administrators

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Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation Companies

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Community Leaders

Community Development Leaders, Foundations, Corporations, NGOs

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Featuring Ashoka, Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (M.S. 462), Princeton, NYU Reynolds, Design for America of NYU, Noble Impact, SVA DSI, The Future Project, Maker-State, and NFTE.


Keynote Speakers

Sharing experiences and knowledge on topics ranging from education policies to social innovation endeavors.

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Panels + Workshops

Teaching design-thinking methods and strategies that can be used to solve real-world problems.

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Student Showcase

Highlighting students from all around the nation working on projects to create social impact. 

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Design Challenge

Working together to brainstorm, prototype, and implement solutions to problems that companies are facing.

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Avenues is located at 259 10th Avenue between 25th and 26th streets.

Subway: take the C/E to 23rd St; the 1 to 23rd or 28th St; or the 7 to 34th St – Hudson Yards.

Bus: take the M23 to 10th Avenue.