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Fall 2016 Design Education Conference Opportunities

March 15, 2016 / By aigaeducators

UPDATE: The deadline to submit an education related Pechakucha proposal for the AIGA Design Conference in Las Vegas has passed. Thank you to all who submitted. We are actively reviewing proposals now and will notify everyone of their status in June.

In the fall of 2016 there will be multiple opportunities for educators to participate in AIGA design conferences.

On October 7–9, the Design Educators Regional conference “Design on the Frontier” will take place in Bozeman, Montana. Details on this conference and the call for proposals are posted here.

In addition, the Design Educators Steering Committee will facilitate select design education programming during the AIGA Design Conference, scheduled for October 17–19 in Las Vegas. This programming will be comprised of PechaKuchas presentations with additional workshops or lectures devoted to two of the PechaKucha topics. For more information on the PechaKucha format please visit

At this time, the DEC seeks proposals for PechaKuchas on design education related topics. Educators are encouraged to submit an additional proposal for a workshop or lecture devoted to his/her PK topic. This workshop, activity, lecture or presentation should expand upon material covered in your PechaKucha. Due to time constraints during the conference, only two longer format presentations (one hour each) will be chosen from the submissions. All proposals will be reviewed and selected by the AIGA Design Education Steering Committee.

The deadline for design education PechaKucha proposals for the AIGA Design Conference is April 22, 2016. PechaKucha proposals should be 500 words or less. Proposals expanding on the PechaKucha presentation can be an additional 500 words. Please submit your proposal/s as a single PDF. Submit all proposals and questions to We look forward to reading your proposals!

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