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DEZEEN AWARDS

February 5 - May 30
The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries, following the successful launch last year. The inaugural edition of Dezeen Awards attracted over 3,600 entries from all over the world with projects from 91different countries. UK, US, China, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Canada were among some of the most successful countries, with multiple shortlisted and winning projects. Dezeen Awards identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work. Deadline for submissions is 30 May 2019.

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Category: Awards

OCEAN PLASTIC INNOVATION CHALLENGE

February 11 - December 9
The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, organized by National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures, asks problem solvers from around the globe to develop novel solutions to tackle the world’s plastic waste crisis. The challenge is a one-year competition composed of three complementary tracks that will run simultaneously—Design, Circular Economy, and Data Visualization.

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Category: Competition

XXII TRIENNALE

March 1 - September 1
Milano, Italy
This year La Triennale di Milano will host the third Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival symposium. With a rich program of individual presentations, panel discussions and video contributions, this symposium will cover topics as diverse as human and non-human migration flows; the capacity of good information design to make the invisible visible; and the importance of untangling the threads that connect our singular and highly specific experiences to the complex macro-systems that make up the world’s tapestry.

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Category: Exhibition

RED DOT JUNIOR DESIGN AWARD 2019

April 7 - June 28
The Red Dot: Junior Award 2019 takes place within the framework of the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design. It is geared to trainees, students and young professionals who have graduated within the past two years. Up until and including 28 June, they can submit their well-designed creative projects and communication design works in the section “Communication Design” at reduced rates. The best piece of work by an upcoming designer is awarded the Red Dot: Junior Prize along with 10,000 Euros in prize money. Deadline to submit is 28 June 2019.

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WDO Member: Red Dot
Category: Award ceremony, Awards

BARCELONA DESIGN WEEK

April 12 - June 19
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Design Week (BDW), organized by Barcelona Design Centre and FAD Fostering Arts and Design, is an unmissable event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar.

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WDO Member: Barcelona Centre de Disseny
Category: Design week

CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN

April 24 - May 5
Taipei, Taiwan
The annual Creative Expo Taiwan has been showcasing the best of Taiwan’s culture and creativity since 2010. At the center of the expo is an exhibition of designer lifestyle brands and graphic design licensing, which attracts over 300,000 visitors. This year's theme is Culture On the Move, to mark the opening of a new cultural corridor, stretching nine kilometers across Taipei.

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WDO Member: Taiwan Design Center
Category: Festival

4TH ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL/FRANCE

April 27 - May 26
Arles, France
Projects by over 90 participants of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial can be seen at Luma Arles (France) and C-Mine (Belgium) this year. The 4th Istanbul Biennial exhibition - A School of Schools, explored the multiple dimensions of design as learning in six schools: Unmaking School, Currents School, Scales School, Earth School, Time School, and Digestion School. The biennial was visited by more than 200.000 people in 6 weeks and it is now in Europe!

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Category: Biennial, Exhibition

INDUSTRY MEETING DAY MOROCCO

April 29 - April 30
Casablanca, Morocco
Industry Meeting Day Morocco offers an exclusive program of conferences and high-level meetings, topics on the most current trends in the evolution of industry and investment. It also allows participants to confront their vision and strategy with the leaders of leading national groups, experts and high caliber stakeholders recognized in Morocco and internationally.

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Category: Conference, Networking

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD

April 30
Germany,
Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world's most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD welcomes over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year.

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WDO Member: iF International Forum Design
Category: Awards

WHAT DESIGN CAN DO MEXICO CITY

May 6 - May 8
Mexico City, Mexico
What Design Can Do is a platform showcasing the power and impact of design. WDCD is the perfect place for designers and creatives to meet businesses, industries, NGO’s and governments who aim to start using design innovation. In workshops, speed dates, design jams and masterclasses attendees are challenged to actively participate.

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Category: Conference

HOW DESIGN LIVE

May 7 - May 10
Chicago, United States
HOW Design Live is one of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world. The conference gives attendees access up tp 100 educational sessions, exclusive preview to new tools and products of the industry and hear powerful keynotes that represent some of the best creative minds in the world.

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Category: Conference

VANCOUVER DESIGN WEEK

May 7 - May 13
Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver Design Week (VDW) is a collaborative platform, a call to action and an invitation to us all to immerse in design and its transformative potential. VDW’s city-wide festival connects and celebrates our city’s creative capital through a week-long program of design events and experiences.

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Category: Design week

NYCxDESIGN

May 10 - May 22
New York, United States
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. The event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more. And, like design itself, NYCxDESIGN is everywhere, with events taking place across the city’s five boroughs.

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Category: Festival

WANTEDDESIGN

May 16 - May 20
New York, United States
WantedDesign Brooklyn, at Industry City, will highlight what the campus is all about: a place where innovators and makers meet. This fair will feature exhibitions around design research, immersive installations, workshops, and cultural collaborations.Design education will be a major focus with the largest grad show ever seen during NYCxDESIGN with over 30 international schools participating. This is part of the IC Design Festival which has extensive programming for the entire family.

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Category: Trade show/Fair

ICFF NYC 2019

May 19 - May 22
New York, United States
ICFF, North America’s International platform for luxury design attracts over 38,000 architects, interior designers and developers with over 900 exhibitors from all points of the globe. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to view innovative design trends as well as interactive, educational programming led by some of the industry's top leading designers and icons.

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Category: Trade show/Fair

MONTREAL DIGITAL WEEK

May 25 - June 2
Montreal, Canada
Using digital intelligence as the overarching theme, this international event aims to look across the board at the main questions related to digital development, focusing on its economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts in various sectors of activity.The Montreal Digital Week program is structured around five thematic pavilions: health, artificial intelligence, architecture and building, cultural and creative industries, and transport and mobility. Each pavilion will feature conferences, showcases and discovery areas.

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Category: Festival

GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

June 1
Chicago, United States
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press present the Museum's annual GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphiτc designs produced around the world. In this year's edition, selected products and graphics for GOOD DESIGN are announced to the international press in December. The Awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum's Permanent Design Collection.

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Category: Awards

CORE77 DESIGN AWARDS

June 11
New York, United States
Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. They present 14 categories of entry, providing designers and researchers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts. From client work to self-initiated projects and entrepreneurial engagements, they embrace a wide diversity of enterprise: commercial, cultural, social, environmental and discursive.

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Category: Awards

MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

June 11
New York, United States
The Medical Design Excellence Awards is the premier awards program for the medtech industry. Since its inception in 1998, the mission of the MDEAs has been to recognize significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.

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Category: Awards

KNOWLEDGE OF DESIGN WEEK

June 17 - June 21
Hong Kong, China
KODW is a premier week of events that provides high-level design learning for both design practitioners and business professionals, while also fostering a platform for business networking and collaboration. If you are looking for the latest design trends in your industry and to be inspired by innovative ideas, KODW 2019 is a must-go event for you!

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Category: Design week
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