2021 Design Movement Conference

January 16-18

With a special focus on cultural identity, Design Conference 2021 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, 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.

Check out this story of how God worked through Design Conference in the lives of these parents. Hear their journey of deciding and trusting God by letting their kids attend the conference. A great video to share to all parents! #dc16

Posted by Design Movement on Tuesday, December 22, 2015



Info Coming Soon!

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.