Design Conference 2021

January 15-17

“The past few months have been filled with a sense of uncertainty and restlessness since we don’t know what the future holds. Many of us feel stuck in this chaotic climate. But this is not how we were meant to live. In John 10:10b, Jesus said that He came so that ‘[we] may have life, and have it to the full.’ We want you to renew your passion for Jesus and the gospel. Do more than survive—thrive!


With a special focus on the Holy Spirit, Design Conference 2021 will teach you how to thrive in the presence of the Living God. We will explore unique ministry opportunities available to South Asian Americans and celebrate Jesus, desi-style. Join us for over 36 hours of re-energizing fellowship, worship, wisdom from guest speaker Linson Daniel, and reconnecting with God’s purpose for His beloved creation.”

What to Expect

How are you going to integrate your faith and your career? How will you appropriately engage with your parents, family, future spouse about things that matter to you? How will you invest into the next generation of students on your campus and people in your community?

See what it looks like! Here are highlights from a previous Design Conference:


What does over 36 hours of Jesus, fellowship, and South Asian community look like?

Day 1 (Friday)

  • Finish Class, Meet Ride (through local Design Movement)
  • Travel to Kalamazoo!
  • Check-in at Hotel
  • Dinner (on your own)
  • Opening Ceremony/Evening Session
    • Worship
    • Icebreaker Games
    • Student Spotlights
    • Guest Speaker Introduction
  • Game night! Basketball tournament, volleyball, board games and hangout (snacks, rides provided)

Day 2 (Saturday)

  • Breakfast (included) with friends
  • Morning Session & Day of Outreach
    • Outreach training
    • Spiritual conversations at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo neighborhood (rides provided)
  • Lunch (included) and debrief at a local church
  • Free Time!
  • Interactive Breakouts
    • Guest Speakers Panel: Dating & marriage in South Asian American context
    • Round-table discussions led by alumni on various topics
  • South Asian Dinner (included)
  • Evening Session
    • Group Outreach Reflection
    • Guest Speaker
    • Student Spotlights
    • Worship
    • Opportunity to give
  • Talent Show: Show us what you’ve got! (Or just enjoy watching)

Day 3 (Sunday)

  • Breakfast (included) with your campus or with others who came without a movement on their campus
  • Morning Interactive Experience
    • Interactive experience
    • Worship
    • Debrief
  • Snack break
  • Closing Ceremony
    • Guest Speaker
    • Student Spotlights
    • Worship
  • Reconvene with Ride
  • Late lunch out together
  • Travel home in late afternoon/evening

Venue & Hotel

To Be Announced Soon!


Exact Price Break Down Coming Soon


Parents, are you thinking about allowing your child to attend Design Conference? Watch this video. The parents of an involved student share about their experience having their children involved in Design.



Linson Daniel

Meet our Conference Speaker: Linson Daniel! Linson currently serves as the Associate Pastor at Metro Church in Dallas, TX. He also serves as the Senior Advisor and Consultant for InterVarsity/USA. He is passionate about identifying and empowering South Asian American leaders, planting and starting new ministries, and seeing South Asians become lifelong disciples of Jesus. Linson has been married to his beautiful wife, Betina, for the past 13 years, and they have two cute, talkative children named Sophia and JT. He loves playing board games, playing music, and cooking for family and friends. He is a huge fan of Starbucks, The Office, Harry Potter, and all things Marvel!

I am looking forward to Design Conference 2021 because I believe the Lord is going to use a new generation of South Asian Americans to renew our country and usher in revival for our people and others. College students can make a huge difference in the world. I am honored to be with you all.”

For more about Linson, check out:

Facebook: Instagram: @linson.danial Twitter: @linson_daniel Website: Church:

What is Design?

Design Movement seeks to be a community that honors Jesus and celebrates desi culture.

Our weekly gatherings on campus may include Faith & Chai, an interfaith dialogue, as well as Jeevan Group, where we discuss the Bible.