Designing Design Education for India Conference (March 2013, Pune India)

Dates: 6-8 March 2013
Location: Pune, India
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2012

It gives us great pleasure to invite proposals for papers / posters for the Designing Design Education for India conference scheduled during March 06-08, 2013 at Pune, India. The conference is hosted by India Design Council which is an autonomous body of Government of India established under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

We invite design educators, design thinkers, design practioners to share your ideas, experiences and vision about various future transformations occurring in education in the light of our traditional and current understanding of design education. Submit your abstract to be a presenter at the Designing Design Education for India conference today!

This conference is a premier event, which aims to stimulate ideas and uncover useful insights regarding the future of design education in India and determine the nature and future of the design education framework in India for the period 2014–2019. This conference aims to understand what would be the roadmap for Design Education in India for this ensuing period.

The proceedings of the conference will contribute to design-enabled nation building and contributions to the conference will effectively pave the way for progressive and advanced design education in India. The conference is expected to be an outcome-oriented event and envisages moving beyond the philosophical arguments to the real issues concerning design education and its implications on future design professionals.

Learn more about the conference and submission process by visiting the conference website –

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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