Car Design Forum LA 2018

The Car Design News LA Forum is back, on 20 November, at the motorshow in Los Angeles.

Profound changes in automotive technology have given designers freedom to create new mobility solutions but many challenges remain. The LA Forum brings together an elite group of designers working in the automotive space to discuss their differing approaches and explain how strategy affects the creative bedrock of automotive design. This year, speakers will be presenting about user-centred design, designing for mixed-mode mobility and approaching the interior as a lounge space. Speakers will also reveal how they are harnessing the latest augmented and virtual reality tools to revolutionise design processes in their studios.

It is often said that design studios live in the future; the Car Design News LA Forum brings creatives from around the world together to design the future of automotive design. Confirmed speakers this year include Volvo’s Robin Page, Rivian’s Jeff Hammond, GAC’s Pontus Fontaeus, Polestar’s Max Missoni and Under Armour’s Clay Dean.

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Our Speakers


Robin Page

Head of Design, Volvo Cars

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Jeff Hammoud

Head of Design, Rivian

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Samuel Chuffart

Global Design Director, ICONA

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Pontus Fontaeus

Executive Design Director, GAC Advanced Design Los Angeles

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Event Schedule


There is a wide selection of talks and subjects during our conference


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