Inflection Point

 

Futurists describe an inflection point as a moment when the range of possible futures suddenly shifts. As designers, we must prepare ourselves for success within the context of these new possibilities.

 

Against the backdrop of disruptions in climate, trade, and manufacturing, new practices of generative design, bio-materials, and automation are moving into focus. Sustainability and ‘Made in America’ stories are shifting from novelty to necessity. As technical and performance gear continue to merge into the mainstream, the active and outdoor industries are well positioned to be a major influencer in what we wear.

 

Struktur Event was founded on the idea that a strong design community is vital for innovation and growth. We are committed to fostering a community where design and industry professionals can share ideas, build relationships, and tackle these important topics with integrity and respect.

 

Come to Struktur Event 2017 and position yourself for success.

Struktur Event is for active, outdoor, and urban design professionals. Struktur Event will expose you to ground-breaking ideas, innovative techniques, and the creative minds who are driving the industry.

  • Alex Valdman
    Rapha
  • Tom Waller
    Lululemon Whitespace
  • David & Mary Sherwin
    Ask the Sherwins
  • Jan Chipchase
    Studio D Radiodurans
  • Shelley Mitchell
    MELT
  • Charles Ross
    Independent
  • Karuna Scheinfeld
    Woolrich
  • Amanda Goad
    Bold Brew
  • Maria Teresa Sampedro
    Promostyl
  • Lisa Cram
    VFC
  • Britt Howard
    Portland Garment Factory
  • Jeff Smith
    Autodesk
  • Jeff Nash
    Futuremade
  • Crispin Argento
    Futuremade
  • Elizabeth LeMay
    Studio 317
  • Nicholas van der Walle
    Astute Graphics
  • Gaelle Berlioz
    Promostyl
  • Amy Ross
    NASA
  • Michael DiTullo
    Sound United
  • Ian Yollesr
    Arc'teryx
  • Drummond Lawson
    Arc'teryx
  • Carl Moriarty
    Arc'teryx
  • Announcing more speakers soon.

“I love the creative community.”

Struktur Event will be held in Portland’s Leftbank Annex, a former WWII aircraft factory. The space includes 14,000 sq feet of open space, multiple breakout rooms, and a spacious mezzanine overlooking the main floor.

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