Design Educators Community

Announcing the 2016–2017 AIGA Design Educators Conferences

August 22, 2015 / By aigaeducators

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2016–2017 AIGA Design Educators Conferences:

Spring/Summer 2016
The DEC is currently seeking proposals for the AIGA Design Educator Conference to be held in the spring or early summer of 2016. Anyone who would like to submit a conference proposal must do so by November Friday, November 13. A decision will be made by Tuesday November 24. For details on how to submit a proposal please review the following PDF: DEC_Spring2016ConferenceProps. As a reminder: a minimum of three people is required for the conference planning committee. 

Fall 2016, Montana State University, Bozeman Montana
Design on the Frontier asks the question: What lies beyond the current scope of design education? What methods, media, or matters lie waiting in the wilderness beyond the limit of our current understanding of the field? Design on the Frontier will look beyond the horizon in both content and format, proposing that ‘explorers’ suggest papers, workshops, and activities that speculate on the future of Graphic Design, and the education of future graphic designers.

Spring 2017, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Converge: Disciplinarities and Digital Scholarship will examine how design educators can expand what constitutes design scholarship today beyond disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Specifically, this conference will investigate the convergence of design and digital humanities as a critical space of making, in order to facilitate understanding, explore emerging technologies, and generate new visual communication knowledge.

More information on each conference will be posted as it comes available. These conferences will be exciting opportunities to participate in the pedagogical discussions, to share ideas about design thinking and practices. Watch for upcoming calls for ways to contribute in these important conferences. Thank you to all who submitted proposals. It is exciting to see the ideas being generated around the country in design education.

AIGA encourages thoughtful, responsible discourse. Please add comments judiciously, and refrain from maligning any individual, institution or body of work. Read our policy on commenting.