About Us

About Bend Design

What could the future look like? Bend Design gathers the people, inspiration, and tools we need to shape it together. Every October, we convene creative thinkers from a diverse range of practices and professions for talks, shows, workshops, screenings, and problem-solving sessions. And let’s not forget the parties, meetups, and dinner conversations.  

Bend Design’s intimate, welcoming atmosphere enables the leaders of tomorrow to engage with the exceptional, experienced creatives of today. Our participants make new connections, collaborate on new projects, and learn new skills. Together we explore how creative thinking and practices can lift up our lives, our communities, and the wider world.


About Scalehouse

Bend Design is a program of Scalehouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shaping our shared future through creativity, collaboration, and conversation. Throughout the year, we convene diverse thinkers for in-depth discussion, artistic expression, and hands-on collaboration. From exhibitions to talks to the annual Bend Design conference, our programs catalyze a creative synthesis that’s impossible in isolation. To support this movement, become a member today.


About This Year’s Conference

Discover our lineup of speakers & presenters, peruse the Bend Design schedule, and read our FAQ, which includes pricing options. Or register now.


About Bend

Located on the dry side of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Bend is a small town with big ideas. Inspired by the surrounding wilderness and empowered by its frontier mentality, Bend continues to attract creative talent, fostering a culture of possibility. Famous for its world-renowned craft breweries, mountain biking, fly-fishing, hiking, rafting, and an evolving arts scene, Bend is a must-visit for any creative thinker. More at visitbend.com.


About Tenth Month

Bend Design is a Tenth Month event. Tenth Month is Bend’s month-long celebration of ideas and innovation in art, film, tech, and business, happening every October. Extend your stay and check out more exciting Tenth Month events, including BendFilm Festival, Swivel Marketing Conference, and Bend Venture Conference.