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WORLD CAMPUS MASTERS COMPETITION

October 23, 2019 - September 30, 2020
World Campus Masters Selective Graduation Design Program (short for "WCM Program”) is launched by an international design competition platform Young Bird Plan, and it is committed to recognizing the fresh blood of contemporary design through evaluating graduation designs from global young designers in different regions and cultures. It encourages original design and design thinking in campus to conduct a positive dialogue with global design industry and industrial development, bringing young designers and their graduation works to one of the world's most influential design platform and the cutting-edge design ecosystem.

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Category: Competition, Student competition

BIO 26

November 14, 2019 - February 9, 2020
Ljubljana, Slovenia
BIO 26| Common Knowledge focuses on interrelations between the multidimensional crisis in information and citizenship, and explores the role and potential of contemporary design in shaping of knowledge and truth. Discover six major commissioned projects, enjoy an impressive central exhibition at MAO and experience multiple side events, which are all trying to shine a light on the issues caused by the overload of information and different types of data.

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Category: Biennial, Exhibition

CARS: ACCELERATING THE MODERN WORLD

November 23, 2019 - April 19, 2020
London, United Kingdom
This exhibition, organized by the Victoria & Albert's Museum, explores how the car as a driving force has accelerated the pace of change over the past century. It will bring together 15 diverse cars to tell extraordinary stories about design and the car's impact on the broader world. These cars include the first production car in existence; an autonomous flying car; a converted low-rider; and a 1950s concept car. Many of these cars have never been on show in the UK before, and their display will be uniquely juxtaposed with a diverse collection of products, fashion, graphics, photography and film, to draw connections to wider spheres of design and public life.

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Category: Exhibition

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW 2020

February 14 - February 23
Toronto, Canada
With more than a thousand cars, trucks, concept vehicles and classic cars, there is plenty to see, do and drive in the Canadian International Autoshow. This event has been held in Toronto since 1974 and draws an average of 300,000 visitors every year. The show includes exhibitions of private collections, debuts, raffles, and much more!

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Category: Exhibition

GREEN PRODUCT AWARD 2020

March 11 - March 15
Munich, Germany
For the seventh time green products and concepts can be submitted to the international Green Product Award. This year, manufacturers, design studios & agencies are invited to submit their solutions withinour new theme"Future Village". The award submissions fill the sustainablehouse of the future, where eco-friendlyliving and working is made tangible -in the categories architecture, bathroom, electronics, fashion, children, consumer goods, kitchen, material, mobility, outdoor, office, living & freestyle.

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Category: Award ceremony, Awards, Exhibition

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2020

March 16
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence. Each year, thousands of entries are submitted by design teams across the globe, making IDEA one of the largest and most widely anticipated annual awards programs in the world.

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WDO Member: IDSA
Category: Awards

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY 2020

April 26
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World IP Day 2020 puts innovation – and the IP rights that support it – at the heart of efforts to create a green future. Why? Because the choices we make today will shape our tomorrow. The earth is our home. We need to care for it.

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Category: International Day

HAY!YOUNGBIRDS! TALENT AWARD ASIA 2020

October 30
HAY! YoungBirds!is an international competition IP and a design stage created jointly by Danish contemporary design brand HAY, which endorses cross-cultural collaboration, and the Young Bird Plan, an international competition platform for global design talents. In 2020,this competition is committed to engaging more young, bold, and innovative designers who represent the contemporary Asia-Pacific market. The challenge is to design a single product or portfolio that belongs to Furniture, Lighting, or Accessories, and which mirrors the HAY brand values, including production, architecture, sustainability, and art.

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Category: Competition
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