Everything You Need to Know About Attending Bend Design Oct 20+21

Bend Design is just around the corner – with two days of engaging conversations, tours, interactive workshops and hands-on exhibits intended to celebrate design as a way of thinking! Here’s everything you need to know about attending this year:

Before the Conference

Register for WORKSHOPS! Day 2 consists of more than 30 interactive. workshops, panels, and conversations. Be sure to register as soon as possible! Here’s how:

  1. Go to our Registration Page.
  2. Go to the the workshop option and select “Add to Cart”.
  3. Enter your passcode. This code can be found in the confirmation email sent from Bend Ticket [subject: Your Receipt from Bend Ticket (Conf X10XYX)]. *It’s possible that gmail has sorted this confirmation email to the Promotions Tab.
  4. Make a selection from each workshop track to be registered, and then proceed to checkout.

Sign Up for HOSTED CONVERSATIONS! This is an opportunity for you to become better connected with other Bend Design Conference attendees based on shared interests. Hosts have made a dinner reservation at a downtown restaurant and have proposed a topic for a shared dinner conversation. You can choose to join a conversation or sign up to be a host here. *Hosts will coordinate the location and start the conversations, but are not responsible for purchasing other attendees meals.

Become a ScaleHouse Member to Attend the VIP SPEAKERS MEET + GREET! On October 19th, from 5:30p – 7:30p, we are hosting an exclusive meet + greet with some of our 2016 speakers. This event is exclusive to ScaleHouse members who are attending the BND DSGN conference. Become a member today and you can attend simply by RSVPing to info@scalehouse.org.

Looking for LODGING? The DoubleTree is looking forward to hosting BND DSGN CON. Your special code is “BDC” – $159 including breakfast ($9.95 value). Click here to make your reservation.

DAY 1 of Bend Design

PARKING Downtown. We highly recommend carpooling, walking, or riding your bike to the conference. If you drive it is important that you park in the Parking Garage (750 NW Lava St) and display the permit available for download here. If you forget or lose your permit, we will have extra for you at the HUB (849 NW Wall St) Parking with this permit is free and valid: 7a. Thursday, Oct. 20 through 10p Friday, Oct. 21 (including overnight Thursday).

CHECK IN at the HUB. Starting at 8:30a on Thursday Oct 20, the Liberty Theatre (849 NW Wall St) will be the place to check in, get information, meet up with friends, and experience interactive exhibits. Please DO check in! You’ll receive your conference pass and everything you’ll need for the day ahead.

Grab a cup of COFFEE from the Bellatazza coffee truck parked between the HUB and the Tower Theatre.

Join us at The TOWER THEATRE as the first day of the conference gets underway. Doors to The Tower Theatre will open at 9:00a on Thursday. We’ll begin the program at 9:30a. You can see the entire schedule here.

Don’t miss the THURSDAY MASH UPS! Wrap-up Day One of BND DSGN CON with creative surprises that mix mingling with making. Meet speakers and like-minded design thinkers while you visit design-oriented businesses in downtown Bend. You can see a list of locations and details here.

DAY 2 of Bend Design

INTERACTIVE Sessions: Day 2 is filled with workshops, films, and meet-ups in four sessions:  8:30a – 10:00a, 10:30a – noon, 1:30p – 3:00p, and 3:30-5:00. Please arrive to the workshops you’ve registered for at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

*Note: Many of the workshops are at capacity, so we ask that you stick to your registered schedule.
Come to the closing PARTY! Join us at the Capital (190 NW Oregon Ave, downstairs) from 5:30p – 7:30p. The Closing Party is the place to mingle with new friends, exchange ideas, and plan your next creative conference. Please RSVP to Event Services


Call 541-390-4025 or email Event Services