National Design Week 2010 – New York City, October 9-17

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, has announced plans for its National Design Week in New York City, October 9 through 17. Once again, the museum is offering free admission that week (courtesy of Target), and the week’s highlight will be a celebration of National Design Award honorees. The awards gala on Thursday, October 14, will also reveal the winner of the People’s Design Award; you can cast your vote now for your favorite nominee.

The week’s agenda includes:

Teen Design Fair Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
New York City high school students are invited to learn about careers in design. The Teen Design Fair brings leading designers working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multimedia, graphic design and architecture, to meet one-on-one with students. Free; advance registration is required.

Winners’ Panel Tuesday, Oct. 12, , 7:00–9:00 p.m.
National Design Award winners participate in a panel discussion about the state of contemporary design in America. Moderated by Stephen Doyle, National Design Award winner in Communication Design. Free; advance registration is required.

Also going on that week is HOW’s Mind Your Own Business Conference, for creative-firm principals, October 12–14 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers. If you’re attending, you might plan to arrive in NYC a half-day early to take advantage of the Cooper-Hewitt’s free admission and celebration of design.