Established in 2016, WDO’s World Design Talks® is a series of one-day workshops hosted in various locations around the global to address local challenges of global relevance —such as rapid urbanization, climate change, and migration —to explore ways in which design and collaborative mindsets can help identify solutions.

The knowledge gathered from each of the World Design Talks contributes to the achievement of our World Design Agenda.

If you’re interested in hosting a Talk or Virtual World Design Talk, please contact We’ll gladly share more information on our criteria and our step-by-step guide on how to host.