Save the Date: 2024 Lean in Design Forum

Lean in Design Forum 2024

Join Your Community at the LCI Lean in Design Forum!
May 1-2, 2024, Chicago, IL

Designers, architects, engineers, and anyone involved in construction design are invited to attend the 2024 LCI Lean in Design Forum this spring. We’ll come together for a valuable exploration of how design benefits from Lean thinking and practices. This unique event will illustrate the potential of integrating Lean methods into designers’ workflows. Join us to discover the benefits that Lean approaches can bring to designers. Registration opens soon.

Leaning into Design Thinking

This year’s Design Forum theme focuses on the marriage of Lean and Design Thinking. Our LCI community will discuss the advantages of integrating Lean into Design Thinking — a nonlinear, iterative process that promotes understanding of true human needs, challenges assumptions, and redefines problems to help create innovative solutions, prototyping, and testing. We’ll also emphasize the importance of the Lean tenet Respect for People in effective Design Thinking. Lean and Design Thinking creates a mindset aided by but not based in tools. Attendees will gain ideas and tools to accomplish more with fewer resources, drive added value, and better serve humanity through intentional design. Engage in transformative presentations to discover new potential for Lean. — and share your work by submitting a proposal today.

Join us.

Why attend?

  • Explore Lean design principles and practices presented by the best in the industry.
  • Gain ideas and implementable tips to improve your workflows.
  • Connect with other professionals interested in Lean design.
  • Transform your career and practice by learning the latest in Lean design.
  • Build a competitive edge and stand out by adopting Lean in your work.
Who should attend?
  • Architects, engineers, and designers
  • Owners, owners’ reps, and general contractors
  • Trade partners engaged in Design/Build and Design/Assist
  • Preconstruction managers
  • Design managers
  • Estimators
  • BIM/VDC managers
  • Anyone interested in or impacted by Lean in Design!

Register Now!


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Sponsorship/Exhibit Information


17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Reach the Lean Design Community

As a sponsor and/or exhibitor, you will:

  • Gain opportunities for face-to-face engagement in a target market.
  • Communicate your company’s benefits across several marketing avenues with the potential to reach hundreds of thousands of people interested in your products or services.
  • 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.

Questions? Contact Ilene Goldberg.

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