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Women in Design

Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI, United States

In light of the many “unknowns” we are facing, organizations and societies need a shift in attitude, and build new capacities and narratives: an opportunity for women to help change the rules of the game, the conditions in which design and designers engage. Join former WDO Board Member Anne ASENSIO, Dassault Systèmes’ Vice President Design […]

Leadership for Sustainability & Public Value

Munich (Germany) Munich, Germany

he next event on the future of design teaching will take place from June 18th to 20th, 2024 as part of the joint campus of the New Collection Munich and the iF Design Foundation. The impulses for a new design curriculum are focused on the topic: Leadership for Sustainability & Public Value. Workshops will be […]

Compasso d’Oro XXVIII

Milan (Italy)

The future turns 70 On June 20, the most important Italian design accolade opens its XXVIII edition celebrating seventy years since its first edition in 1954. Award ceremony and inauguration of the exhibition June 20, 2024 at 18.30 ADI Design Museum, Piazza Compasso d'Oro 1, Milan

The Design to Come

San Diego (United States) San Diego, United States

Tecnológico de Monterrey and UC San Diego as a part of the collaboration between World Design Organization and Cumulus Association organize and special edition of “El Diseño que Viene / The Design to Come” debates with the topic of TRANS-LOCALITY. World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana is a great opportunity to discuss about the role […]

Women in Design

Long Beach Long Beach, CA, United States

In light of the many “unknowns” we are facing, organizations and societies need a shift in attitude, and build new capacities and narratives: an opportunity for women to help change the rules of the game, the conditions in which design and designers engage. Join Anne ASENSIO, Dassault Systèmes’ Vice President Design Experience, for a networking […]



The Industrial Design Division of the Urban Science Association invites you to attend the Third Saudi Industrial Design Week 2024 - Online. The week-long event will take place from June 24 to 27, 2024, every day starting at 3:30 PM Saudi time. Details can be found here: WDO Member: Architects & Interior designers Network

KODW 2024 Presents Inter/Section: Crafting Tomorrow’s Design

Hong Kong SAR , Hong Kong

Knowledge of Design Week (KODW), a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, partners with France in 2024 to foster creativity and cultural exchange between the East and West under the theme 'Inter/Section: Crafting Tomorrow's Design'. Immerse yourself in 30+ sessions of forums, workshops, masterclasses and networking events on 25 & 26 June at […]

Celebrating WIDD at IBU ‘Let’s Get Emotional

Skopje Skopje, North Macedonia

Dive into the heart of design and emotion! Date: June 25, 2024 Type: Hybrid – Online and Physical Presence Time: 13:00 (UTC) / 09:00 (EST) / 15:00 (CEST) Register for the virtual call here. WDO Member: International Balkan University

Women in Design Deep Dive 2024

Philadelphia Philadelphia, United States

This event is IDSA’s annual celebration of inclusion and diversity in design. Now in its 8th year, the Women in Design Deep Dive is an event for all design professionals who are seeking fresh & varied perspectives. Get ready to engage in interactive workshops and activities that will give you quick boosts of learning in ways […]

World Industrial Design Day Frankfurt 2024

Frankfurt (Germany) Frankfurt, Germany

On Wednesday June 26, Deutscher Werkbund Hessen and Denzinger Gestaltung are organizing the World Industrial Design Day Frankfurt. Under the title »Shifting Paradigms? Design in Motion«, the relevance, values and roles of design in the world today will be discussed - this time at Frankfurt's Museum Angewandte Kunst. The event takes place in cooperation with […]

EIMAD’24 — 9th International Meeting of Research in Music, Arts and Design

Castelo Branco (Portugal) , Portugal

EIMAD — International Meeting of Research in Music, Arts and Design is a scientific conference, introduced in 2011, dedicated to research in the areas of design, music and arts, including transdisciplinary areas. It takes place at the IPCB Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas in Castelo Branco, Portugal. Articles are evaluated through a double-blind peer review […]

Works Art & Design Festival

Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Works unleashes art & design throughout one square kilometre of Edmonton's downtown core. Completely free to the public, The Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe.

The 1st Future Design Forum

Seoul (South Korea) Seoul, Korea, Republic of

KIDP is hosting the inaugural "The 1st Future Design Forum" this year to commemorate World Industrial Design Day. This forum will be held annually on June 29th to align with the celebration of World Industrial Design Day. This year's theme is "The Future of Design in the AI Era," where we will present the latest […]

IDX SYD – Celebrating World Industrial Design Day: Objects of Emotion

St Peters 75 Mary St, Sydney, NSW, Australia

IDX is celebrating World Industrial Design Day 2024 with a very special exhibition and show and tell night: “Objects of Emotion”. Come celebrate all things industrial design with our passionate community of Industrial Designers. The theme for this year's WIDD 2024 is ‘Let’s get emotional’ 😄👀😭 So…to tap into our emotional side we’re asking each […]


Moscow (Russia) Moscow, Russian Federation

The main objective of the Congress is to strengthen the international community in architecture and design, to connect with industry leaders, expand the network, and explore new endeavors for growth and innovation in architecture and design! Congress will bring together over 2,500 participants from Russia and 62 countries around the world. To apply, youth representatives […]

International Conference on Industrial Design DESIGN DAY 2050

Moscow (Russia) Moscow, Russian Federation

The only one annual International conference on industrial design in Russia, which shows how industrial design interacts with science and technology, and what role it plays in business. The online audience of the conference is about 30 000 people. One of the main parts of the event is the live defense of projects of young […]

Better Design Award (BDA) Shenzhen Promotion Conference & WIDD2024@Shenzhen

Shenzhen (China) Shenzhen, China

Design is a silent language that can convey emotions and inspire resonance. This year's World Industrial Design Day is themed "Let's get emotional", which aims to explore how designers can use emotional connections with space, communities, and individuals to create touching products, services, and experiences. The WIDD2024 and BDA Promotion Conference will combine the theme […]

Touchstones of Design Exhibition

Istanbul (Turkey)

The exhibition consists of Prof. Dr. Tevfik Balcıoğlu's former students and friends. Experienced designers are showcasing products they have designed that marked turning points in their lives. On the opening day of the exhibition, a panel is being held to introduce his new book published by the Chamber of Architects. Tevfik Balcıoğlu is a retired […]