The Art Center Global Dialogues: Disruptive Thinking

The Art Center Global Dialogues: Disruptive Thinking is a series of on-stage conversations with internationally renowned thinkers in many fields whose “disruptive” ideas and actions challenge convention, break current paradigms, and inspire positive changes in the larger world. Unlike traditional conferences, the Art Center Global Dialogues will pair these speakers with influential media figures—including highly regarded editors, publishers, and reporters—in vital exchanges that encourage the development of new ideas.

The Dialogues will focus on six areas particularly relevant to society today:

  • Climate Change
  • Geopolitcs
  • Business
  • Science
  • Belief
  • Design

The Audience

The Art Center Global Dialogues: Disruptive Thinking is open to the public, and will spur a larger dialogue on current and future issues of concern to all of society. The international audience will include scientists, architects, designers, artists, entrepreneurs, institutional and business executives, and all those looking to be a part of this public forum, sharing their experience and questions. 

The event is limited to 500 seats.

Save The Date

March 7, 2008

Don’t miss the first Art Center Global Dialogues: Disruptive Thinking presented in Barcelona, Spain.  

Registration begins on November 15. For more information, contact:


Art Center College of Design

ESADE Business School


CIDEM - Center for Innovation and Business Development

BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny

Ajuntament de Barcelona - Economic Promotion