7th Annual Women in Design Event

The Women in Design Deep Dive 2023 marked the 7th annual Women in Design event hosted by IDSA. The two-day experience was the perfect setting for 150+ attendees to share knowledge, develop lasting connections, and celebrate the successes of women, nonbinary folks, and allies in the industrial design field. Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman participated in a panel discussion and networking event with a group of amazing and talented NYC Women Designers.


Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman was amongst the speakers in the joint FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America) panel. Rebeccah shared her expertise about wearable technologies/smart textiles and how it was applied in the case of Delta Gloves and Lumanit.

Kontoor Brands – Innovation Summit – “Creating and Capturing Innovation”

“Creating and Capturing Innovation” a lecture about how Interwoven uses its research-based design approach to help companies from start-ups to multinationals take products to the next level. Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman talks about how this methodology of approaching design lead to success with 3 case studies; the Apex, Miami Dolphin Cheers, and Project Firefly.

Research Brown Bag Series: Designing a Lunar Landing Pad

A lecture by Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman on the design and construction of lunar landing and launch pads and their role in the sustainability of a permanent Lunar outpost.

The Humans to Mars Summit 2020

Humans To Mars Summit 2020 (H2M) is the largest annual conference focused on the achievable and sustainable human exploration of Mars. From the Moon to all things rovers, agriculture, propulsion, tech, AI, the summit will have robust conversations with the scientists, educators and innovators that are paving the way for Humans to Mars by 2033, this event is not to be missed! The 2020 Humans to Mars Summit that is taking place on May 12-14, 2020 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, founding partner of SEArch+, Space Exploration Architecture will be speaking on a panel discussing “Designing Mars: Designing a livable habitats on Mars”