The Design Summit sessions are collaborative working sessions where the community of OpenStack developers and operators come together twice annually to discuss the requirements for the next software release and connect with other community members.
The Design Summit is a part of the main OpenStack Summit conference but it is not a classic track with speakers and presentations. The Design Summit is not the right place to get started or learn the basics of OpenStack.
The Mitaka Design Summit will run Tuesday - Friday, October 27-30.
You can view the Design Summit schedule here: https://mitakadesignsummit.sched.org