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The European Academy of Design is accepting bids to host the next conferences in April 2025.
The call is global, with no geographical restriction on conference locations. Suppose you are interested in hosting the next Academy conference. In that case, you must have the backing of a Higher Educational Institution willing to underwrite the costs of putting the conference together. A small team is needed with a commitment to inclusively delivering excellence. Please note the Academy works in a collegiate advisory capacity when organising and planning the event, helping by sharing experience and expertise with the local team(s) rather than undertaking the event management. The conference is part of The Design Journal, published by Taylor & Francis six times yearly, and commits to supporting the highest quality of academic research. As the main sponsor, The Design Journal will offer the conference chairs the opportunity to be Guest Editor(s) for one Special Issue. This Special Issue is co-managed by the local conference team, the Academy’s President, Vice President(s), and/or Executive Directors, and in partnership with The Design Journal.
Please submit an expression of interest confirming the above requirements, accompanied by the contact name(s), and departmental and institutional details via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for expressions of interest is 30th September 2023.
The Academy was established in 1995 with core principles to grow an appreciation of the complexity of design and design research, its ecosystem, human-centred nature, and rich diversity of subject, form, and context. It is to be of value and service to local and international communities of practice, within the design and across other fields of endeavour, such as health, ecology, science, humanities, management, medicine, and the arts.
The Academy is an integral part of The Design Journal’s work published by Taylor & Francis. It is a friendly, inclusive, tolerant, inquisitive, challenging, and dynamic community. It seeks to:
- support the development and growth of design research in a collegiate manner
- nurture new talent both within design research and across disciplines, acting as a critical friend to help expand the possibilities of self and community
- energise scholars, professionals, and friends from all over the world in a global location
- facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, impact, innovation, and invention every two years via the biennial conference as part of The Design Journal
- present world-leading research for peer review, challenge, and discussion in partnership with The Design Journal
We are committed to nurturing and developing our community. We are passionate about promoting design research worldwide in established centres and emerging countries and institutions. We recognise our differences, diversity, and distinctiveness as qualities to be celebrated, always with more to learn as we grow and evolve.