Save the Date: 2023 Lean in Design Forum

Lean in Design Forum 2023

Lean in Design Forum, June 20-21 in Chicago, IL

Designers, architects, and engineers are invited to come together at the LCI Lean in Design Forum for an invaluable exploration of how design can benefit from Lean thinking. With this event we aim to illustrate the potential of integrating Lean methods into a designer’s workflow. Join us in June at this unique design focused event to discover the value Lean approaches can bring to designers. Presentations will be centered around this year’s theme, The Future of Design: Adaptability and Agility.

Join us.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn about Lean design principles and practices.
  • Get ideas for how to improve your own workflows.
  • Meet other professionals who are interested in Lean design.
  • Transform your career with the latest in Lean design thinking.
  • Gain a competitive edge by learning from the best minds in the industry.
  • Attendees of the June 21st Core Program will receive 6.25 AIA HSW credits
Who should attend?
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Owners, Owners Reps and GCs
  • Trade partners engaged in Design/Build, Design/Assist
  • Preconstruction managers
  • Design managers
  • Estimators
  • BIM/VDC managers

New this year at Design Forum:

  • Roundtable sessions centered around manufacturing.
  • Urban Planning Panel.
  • AI advancement discussion.

Core Program:

  • Member – One-Day Program – June 21 – $405.00
  • Non-Member – One-Day Program – June 21 – $515.00

Learning (add-on to core program):

  • Member – One Learning Session – June 20 – $ 240.00
  • Non-Member – One Learning Session – June 20– $240.00

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and all-day coffee both days.
  • A reception on Tuesday, June 20, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Pricing Guide

Reach the Lean Design Community

By sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the 2023 Lean in Design Forum you will:
  • Get and opportunity for face-to-face engagement in a targeted market
  • Communicate your company’s presence across several marketing avenues with the potential to reach hundreds of thousand of people interested in your product or service.
  • Reach a valuable audience of owners, designers, trade partners, and general contractors within the Lean community by being featured on LCI’s website, social media channels, blog, and the Lean in Design Forum website.

2023 Design Forum Exhibitors

2023 Design Forum Map

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Venue Information

Design Forum will be held at the Loews Chicago Hotel.

Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive, Chicago IL 60611

With a stay at Loews Chicago Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Chicago, within a 10-minute walk of Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue. This 4.5-star hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Millennium Park and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Art Institute of Chicago.

If you are planning on attending the conference and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel.

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Continuing Education

AIA LogoLCI is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number H561. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

The June 21 Design Forum program is approved for 6.25 AIA HSW learning units.

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

AGC LogoAGC of America recognizes the Lean In Design Forum as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 6.25 hours of CE credit by attending the entire event.

Additionally, the Learning Day offered on June 20,  is approved to offer either 4.0 or 8.0 CM-Lean CE hours.

PDH credits: Design Forum attendees can self-report for PDH credits. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

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