Design Chicago is a conference hosted every year by Northwestern University's Segal Design Institute. Here, manufacturing and design students listen to talks by eminent figures in the design industry. In 2016, along with Paul Rowan of Umbra and Martin Broen from PepsiCo, Slice's founder TJ Scimone was invited to speak to students about the importance of design in business. The conference's 2016 theme was "Design as Strategy".

In his talk, Building Business with Design, Scimone discusses his business history and the path that led him to Slice. TJ emphasizes how fresh thinking in product design is a cornerstone of Slice's success.

Design: Chicago 2016