VAF 2011: Vernacular Architecture Forum (May/June 2011, Jamaica)

The Vernacular Architecture Forum invites paper proposals for its Annual Meeting in Falmouth Jamaica May 31 – June 4, 2011.  Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all vernacular topics are welcome, but we encourage papers that explore topics related to the conference themes of heritage tourism as the new colonialism; climate and vernacular design; creolization, hybridity, acculturation and other models for cultural engagement; and race, slavery, and place.  Papers should be twenty-minutes in length, although proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions, or other innovative means that facilitate scholarly discourse are also welcome.

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IMCIC 2011: 2nd Intl Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (Mar 2011, Florida)

Papers/Abstracts Submission and Invited Session Proposals: August 25th, 2010

Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors’ CV and the paper’s topic.

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NORDES2011: 4th Nordic Design Research Conference (May/June 2011, Helsinki)

Theme: Making Design Matter!
Location: School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Deadline for submission: 10 January 2011

Nordes calls for perspectives on ‘Making Design Matter’. In the 2011 Nordic Design Research Conference, you are invited to present and discuss how design matters today.

Nordes 2011 in Helsinki is the 4th in a series of biannual conferences, which has included conferences in Copenhagen in 2005, Stockholm in 2007 and Oslo in 2009. Organized by Nordes – an open network of people interested in design research in the Nordic countries – the conference is attended by about 200 people and has rapidly been established as an important venue for design research. It serves several constituencies in design, ranging from design studies, history and management to professional design and practice-based research in art, crafts and design.

Participation is also open to people from outside the Nordic countries.

This website will be continually updated with information about the conference. Click above or here to read the Call for Participation!

OzCHI 2010 (Nov 2010, Brisbane Australia)

OzCHI 2010 Design – Interaction – Participation
OZCHI 2010 is not open for submission of Short Papers / Demonstrations / Case Studies / Doctoral Consortium applications
Deadline for Submission:  Friday 27th August 2010.

OzCHI 2010 is held at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
22nd-26th Nov 2010

OZCHI is Australia’s leading forum for research on the design and study of Human-Computer Interaction and CHISIG’s ( annual non-profit conference. OZCHI attracts an international community of practitioners, researchers, academics and students.

The 2010 conference theme is Design  Interaction  Participation. It reflects the challenges of designing human interaction with and through digital technologies in ways that support diverse participation.

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EAD 2011: 9th Intl Conf of the European Academy of Design (May 2011, Portugal)

Theme: The Endless End
Dates: 4 – 7 May 2011
Deadline for abstract submissions: 20th September 2010 (UPDATED)

The European Academy of Design, the University of Porto and ID+, Institute for Research in Design, Media and Culture, invite you to the 9th EAD International Design Conference: The Endless End.

The conference offers a forum for design academics, researchers, practitioners, thinkers and industry representatives to meet, exchange ideas and share new knowledge and insights across the fields of design. The conference includes keynote lectures, papers, posters and an exhibition of practice-based design research. The language of the conference is English. All documentation and related media will be in English.

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ICED 2011: Intl Conf on Engineering Design (Aug 2011, Copenhagen)

Dates: 15th – 18th August 2011
Location: Technical University of Denmark
Deadline for submission: 14 January 2011

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AIGA Design Educators Conf (Oct 2010, North Carolina USA)

Theme: New Contexts / New Practices
Dates: October 8-10, 2010
Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Coauthor submissions deadline: 15 August 2010

Please join us at the upcoming AIGA Design Educators Conference, “New Contexts / New Practices,” to be held October 8–10, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina at NC State University. “New Contexts/New Practices” will generate and publish ideas about how design education will address the defining trends of contemporary practice and culture. This authoring conference will build consensus and action plans for where we should be heading if graphic design is to remain relevant in the 21st century and if we are to achieve the competencies outlined in AIGA Defining the Designer of 2015.
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5th Annual IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environment Awards

Good Design is more than pretty. It’s Smart.

PURPOSE: To recognize individuals and collaborative teams creating excellent, leading edge interior environments.
WHO SHOULD ENTER: Interior Design and Architecture professionals and teams practicing legally in their jurisdictions.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Projects must have been completed after April 2009 (and not previously published).

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Design Week Awards 2011

Information regarding categories, entry costs, rules and entering the awards can be found on the website, but please feel free to contact us with any questions.

The final deadline is Thursday 14th October 2010 but if you enter before Wednesday 16th September you can make a saving.

For awards enquiries please contact:
Emma Lancaster
Event Manager
T: +44 (0)20 7970 4772

ICoR2011: Intl Conf on Remanufacturing (Jul 2011, Glasgow)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2010

This conference aims, for the first time, to gather together the global knowledge and expertise in remanufacturing practice and research, from industry and academia, thus providing a unique opportunity to obtain exciting and innovative experiences to forward developments in technology and research in sustainable manufacture and waste management. The international dimension is emphasized in order to overcome cultural and national barriers, and to meet the needs of global sustainability given the significant adverse ecological impacts of accelerating global industrialization.

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