About World Design Talks

Established in January 2016 to address member priorities in the six regions, the World Design Talks are workshops that address local challenges with global relevance—such as rapid urbanization, climate change, and migration—from a design perspective. The knowledge gathered from each of the World Design Talks helps to define our common ground and establish a world design agenda that promotes more sustainable consumption and production and contributes to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

How to Host

WDO Members can host a World Design Talks™ by contacting our Special Events Officer, Gemma Peralta. Members are recommended to download and read our handbook on how to host.

Next World Design Talks

The next talks will be held on 28-30 June 2017 in Rabat (Morocco), titled “World Design Talks Responsible Consumption and Production,” hosted by Africa Design Days and Femade. More details to come.