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Include Conference 10th Anniversary

April 2011

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Include, a conference that Patrick founded in 2001 in cooperation with the Royal College of Art.


The conference focuses on design for both disabled and non-disabled people including products, services, web and digital and the built environment. It also includes a 24 hour design challenge. It attracts delegates from all over the world and features internationally renowned speakers.


Patrick said, “Include is a tremendous event and has established itself as Europe’s leading inclusive design conference. The team at the RCA do a tremendous job every year to produce an event of consistently high quality. It is very pleasing to see the progress that has been made in inclusive design over the years and the conference has played a significant role in this.”


This year's conference is at the Royal College of Art in London from 18th to 20th April.



Honorary Chair at City University

April 2011

Patrick has been awarded an Honorary Chair in Creativity and Innovation at City University in London.


The position gives him the opportunity for collaboration with some of the country’s leading academics in this area, as well as an advisory role within the university’s Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.


Patrick said, “I am delighted to have been selected for this position and look forward to being part of what has already proved to be an excellent multidisciplinary team.”



Innovation, Creativity and Leadership Keynote

April 2011

Patrick will be giving a keynote speech at a one day event Innovation, Creativity and Leadership: Research and Practice to be hosted by City University in London.


As well as serving as a showcase for City University’s creativity and innovation, the event will also act as a forum for other professionals outside the to share their work and ideas.


Patrick said, “It is great that City University are hosting this event. It offers an excellent opportunity for creative professionals to come together share their research and approaches and to learn from each other.”


Patrick’s keynote will also mark his appointment as Honorary Chair on Creativity and Innovation at the university.




Masters in Business Innovation, CEDIM

April 2011

It has been announced that Patrick will return to CEDIM in Monterrey Mexico to teach branding in July and August of this year.


Patrick’s course forms part of the Masters in Business Innovation (MBI) program offered by the university.


Patrick said, “The MBI is a great program and, because of it emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, has benefits that go well beyond those associated with a traditional MBA.”


Patrick was at CEDIM in March and earlier this month teaching and giving public lectures.