Past Events

National Design Awards Winners' Panel

National Design Awards Gala

The National Design Awards recognize designers who excel in their fields, innovate new ideas and applications for design, and enhance of the quality of life through design. On the Gala evening, Cooper Hewitt invites design supporters to celebrate the achievements of these distinguished National Design Award recipients.

Archived National Design Awards Gala Videos

View recordings of past National Design Awards Galas on Cooper Hewitt’s YouTube Channel.

National Design Awards Winners’ Panel

Each year National Design Awards winners are invited to share their perspectives on design in a conversation with other awardees.

Archived Winner’s Panel Videos

View recordings of past National Design Awards Winners’ Panel discussions on Cooper Hewitt’s YouTube Channel.

Teen Design Fair

The Teen Design Fair brings together National Design Awards winners and other top designers from leading companies around the world to speak to teens. Designers answer questions about possible careers paths, discuss the challenges designers face in the studio, and share what they love about their work.

Each year the Teen Design Fair culminates in a keynote speech that focuses on providing empowering words of wisdom to aspiring designers and creative teens.

Archived Teen Design Fair Videos

View recordings of past Teen Design Fair Keynote Speeches and Q&A sessions on Cooper Hewitt’s YouTube Channel.