FAQ

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each participant will be assigned to be part of an interdisciplinary team of 8-10 people. A representative from a Chicago-based nonprofit will introduce the problem space and serve as an inside voice throughout the conference. Over a two-day period, the design firm partner will facilitate the team as they seek to understand the problem and prototype solution concepts together. Teams will be stationed at firm offices throughout the city and ID will serve as the central meeting hub. Registration will include breakfast and lunch each day of the event. At the end of the two days, we will hold a reception where each team will pitch their solutions.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Momentum is building and we'd love to have you involved! 

Register as a participant  Save $150 by registering before August 31st. Sign up for the mailing list at the bottom of this page to stay abreast of partner, speaker and program updates.
Become a sponsor  We are actively seeking sponsors for different aspects of the event. In particular, we are looking to subsidize registration costs for non-profit professionals. Please contact barnraise@id.iit.edu for in-kind or monetary sponsorship inquiries.
As of the beginning of August 2015, all community and design firm partners have been confirmed. If interested in partnering for 2016, please contact barnraise@id.iit.edu

WHO CAN ATTEND?

We invite healthcare practitioners, designers, healthcare administrators, graduate students and beyond to participate. Together we will reexamine the patient user journey in the access to care space with this timely conversation and co-creation of human-centered opportunities for impact.

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION START?

Early registration will commence April 2, 2015. Sign up for the Institute of Design Newsletter to keep a pulse on updates.

I'M A GRADUATE STUDENT. HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?

We encourage graduate students from a variety of disciplines and global universities to attend BarnRaise 2015. While we cannot offer a travel stipend, we will offer to pair you with Institute of Design students to coordinate a home stay and offset the costs of lodging. We will also offer a graduate student rate that will be announced with early registration in April. 

I HAVE A QUESTION NOT LISTED. WHO DO I ASK?

Please contact barnraise@id.iit.edu with any questions that are not covered on our site. Also tune into our social media outlets:

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