CONNECTED2010: Intl Conf on Design Education (June, Sydney)

Calling all Architects, Engineers, Art and Design Professionals in business, government and academia.
Share your experiences, success stories, innovations and new ideas.
Due to a high level of interest the final deadline for Submission of Abstracts has been extended to 1 December 2009.

This major international design education conference is an ideal platform for business, government and academia to expose and discuss design imperatives, ideas and case studies.  Hear directly from distinguished national and international keynote speakers from a diverse range of design disciplines including architecture, engineering, industrial design, art and design.

Creativity and innovation ae at the core fo design, and collaboration across disciplines is central for designs to become reality whether workng in the built environment, engineering or design professions.  The emerging field of multidisciplnary design provides a challenge to the concept of ‘discipline’ and it offers opportunities for new models of design education.

Submit your abstract online at

The ConnectED series of conference are fully peer reviewed by an international Review Panel to ensure research dissemination of the highest quality.  In the ongoing evaluation of conferences being undertaken for the purposes of ERA submissions in 2010, ConnectED is included among those conferences recommended for an “A” ranking.

Conference themes

  • Multidisciplinary education in design
  • Design collaboration and working with industry
  • Designing sustainable futures
  • Design Research
  • Design and community development
  • Learning creativity and design
  • E-learning and technology in design education
  • Problem/project/studio based learning
  • Global agendas for design
  • Postgraduate design research
  • Theory and philosophy for design education

Conference participation

  • Papers for presentation
  • Poster papers
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Exhibited work
  • Workshops
  • Session proposal

Proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes. The Organising Committee also welcomes proposals for specific paper session themes. Full-length papers accepted for publication, based on double blind peer review, must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

Key Dates

1 December 2009 – Receipt of abstracts
31 December 2009 – Notification of abstract acceptance
15 February 2010 – Full papers due
14 March 2010 – Review deadline and notification of acceptance
28 March 2010 – Early Bird registration deadline & Revised Papers due

Keynote Speakers

ConnectED 2010 will feature prominent keynote speakers from around the globe. Recognized for their unique multi-disciplinary design education methods, keynotes will present on a range of design disciplines including engineering, multimedia, industrial design, architecture and fine arts. Please check regularly for updates as keynote speakers confirm their participation.

Hosted by The University of New South Wales, Faculty of the Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and College of Fine Arts.  Endorsed by the Design Research Society, ACUADS, IDEA, Design Society, DEFSA, DIA, PIA, UDIA, IISBE.


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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