After getting to know each other over dinner and then diving in to learn about strategic design with a series of lectures and panel discussion, the third and final day of HDL Global 2010 kicked off at Kaupungintalo, Helsinki's City Hall.
The building itself is a fascinating symbol of redesign. On the outside and in the banquet hall at the center of the building it's a grand 19th century palace. But everything in between was renovated at the height of Modernism in the late 1960s, creating a nice contract between the sleek lines of the new and the ornate decoration of the old.
Friday was simple: two closed-door panel conversations with time and space to chat.
Alan Webber, founder of Fast Company magazine, moderated the opening panel on A Changing World.
Marco moderated a session on the changing nature of leadership.
And we left plenty of time in between for people to meet and chat.