The Design Bloggers Conference is the event of the year for interior design bloggers, the first of its kind to bring together design industry leaders to get inspired, make connections and share skills vital to one’s growth in the business of design blogging.

Naturally, Over My Shoulder Foundation fits right in so we are proud to have attended. We fit right in because of Designing the Next Generation, Over My Shoulder Foundation’s international conversation about mentoring in the design world. This conversation takes place at productions, live events which bring together industry professionals, and – on our blog. OMSF Co-Founders Patti Austin and Dawn Carroll spoke about their work at the conference.


Dawn Carroll (right) has been Patti Austin’s (left) guiding light in her design goals.

Mentoring in the Design World with Over My Shoulder Foundation

Designing the Next Generation IS a blog recognized at the inaugural Design Bloggers Conference held March 3-5, 2013 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City and presented by Digital Sherpa. Yet, Designing the Next Generation is only one aspect of Over My Shoulder Foundation’s work on mentoring in the design world. Some other ways that Over My Shoulder Foundation supports mentoring in the design world include the following productions:

  • OMSF partnered with CUMAR Marble & Granite to create and inspire The Boston Globe’s Design New England Magazine MIDDIE (Mentors in Design) awards. The MIDDIES salute design professionals in interior design, architecture, building, landscape design, and related fields, who share their time, expertise, and wisdom with the next generation.
  • An inspirational evening of mentoring stories and song, also called Designing the Next Generation, was held at Boston’s Liberty Hotel on June 18, 2012. The event was attended by 300+ leaders from sectors of Design, Architecture, Construction, Music, Law, and Education throughout Boston and New England.
  • OMSF partnered with well-known design brands like the prestigious Poggenpohl kitchen design studios and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture showrooms. The events are just a hint of what is to come as individuals from the worlds of mentoring, music and design gather to recognize the importance of Mentorology and help OMSF spread the concept for future generations.

Over My Shoulder Foundation hails Mentorology, the art and science of mentoring, as the number-one priority as we move forward producing live events which bring together industry leaders in order to pay tribute to great mentors and put the spotlight on the importance of mentoring.

We hope we inspired YOU to get involved in the work of designing the next generation.

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