Design Educators Conference 2020 - Virtual

21/10/2020
The RGD is pleased to announce we will hold our 5th Design Educators Conference, the first to be held completely virtually, Wednesday, October 21 to Friday, October 23.

 

The Conference has 5 themes:

  • Empower [the learners] 
    How do you empower students to become active learners? How do we train and create an ecosystem of resilience? 
  • Embrace [the classroom] 
    What does the future classroom look like? What are the methodologies, technology and/or practices we need to embrace to move forward? 
  • Expand [the experience] 
    How do we decide who and what to include in the experience of design education?
  • Engage [with external participation] 
    How does design education engage with society, with our student’s lives, with the industry at large?
  • Equity [within all spaces]
    How can we better integrate inclusion, accessibility, and equal opportunities for all students and participants in education?

 

The Conference will consist of:

  • 2-3 Keynote Presentations 
  • 5 Themed Sessions (60 minutes each with 3 20-minute Traditional Paper Presentations)
  • 6-12 Roundtable Sessions (60 minutes of discussion each, some with 1 presentation of 5 to 20 minutes with facilitated discussion)

 

Registration for the Conference is now open! 

Register here! (Register by Sept 18 to save!)

 

Pricing to Sept 18

All Access Pass*: RGD Member: $150; Group Member: $175 (one of 3 or more from the same school/organization); Non-Member: $225; Non-Member Special**: $375
One-Day Pass**: RGD Member: $95; Group Member: $110 (one of 3 or more from the same school/organization); Non-Member: $150; Non-Member Special: $325 (incl. 12-month Affiliate Membership in RGD ($275 value))
 
Pricing after Sept 18
All Access Pass*: RGD Member: $175; Group Member: $225 (one of 3 or more from the same school/organization); Non-Member: $175; Non-Member Special: $375 (incl. 12-month Affiliate Membership in RGD - $275 value)
One-Day Pass**: RGD Member: $110; Group Member: $125 (one of 3 or more from the same school/organization); Non-Member: $250; Non-Member Special: $325 (incl. 12-month Affiliate Membership in RGD - $275 value)
 
* Includes 6 hours of live presentations, 2 1-hour roundtable discussions, session recordings, access to Slack Workspace for attendees and digital goodie bag
** Includes 3 hours of live presentations with access to recordings for that day, access to Slack Workspace and digital goodie bag
 

Call for Abstracts

RGD welcomes submissions from educators and industry professionals from around the world. Selected presenters will receive a complimentary pass to the Conference.

Deadline for submissions: September 4, 2020

Submit your Abstract here

Abstracts will be reviewed by an Abstract Review Panel. Selected presenters will be notified by October 1 if their proposals are selected for inclusion in the Conference. Following the Conference, select presenters will be asked to contribute to a PDF publication of the Conference proceedings. See the 2015 publication here.

 

 

 

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