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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

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

MADRID DESIGN FESTIVAL 2020

February 1 - February 28
Madrid, Spain
Madrid Design Festival is an international event that wants to convert Madrid into the capital of design and elevate the city to a privileged position on the international arena. The festival is held in February and will encompass all design disciplines, from architecture to graphic design, communications to interior design, all of them hybridising into a contemporary and innovative format.

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Category: Festival

DESIGN TRANSFIGURED, WASTE RE-IMAGINED

February 1 - May 17
Scottsdale, United States
Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined is the first exhibition to recognize designers using extreme and inventive upcycling to address the current state of our depleted and polluted environment. Many of the designers are recent graduates or faculty of design academies and universities, noting a shift in the world of design and design education, from function at the service of aesthetic considerations to socially responsible, environmental remediation.

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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

DESIGN INDABA 2020

February 26 - February 28
Cape Town, South Africa
Design Indaba has seen over 600 illustrious speakers take to the stage to deliver soul-stirring and mind-awakening talks earning the acclaim as the best conference in the world whilst also actively pursuing change and action - seeding over 200 impact driven projects into the public square. Design Indaba 2020 will be a 3 day multi-sensory, thought provoking and expansive experience that includes a series of captivating talks by day and festival by night, featuring live music, theatre, exhibitions and masterclasses.

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Category: Conference, Exhibition, Festival

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: IMPLEMENTING THE SDGs IN CANADA

March 10 - March 11
Victoria, Canada
NewCities and the City of Victoria, with the support of a diverse range of content partners including Women in Cities International (WICI), are convening a two-day event in Victoria in order to raise awareness of the SDGs, share leading international examples relevant to Canadian contexts, integrate local and Indigenous knowledge into approaches towards the SDGs, encourage engagement and collaboration from all sectors and inspire and directly support action.

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Category: Conference

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

DESIGNTALKS 2020

March 26
Reykjavik, Iceland
The international conference DesignTalks is the signature event of DesignMarch, Iceland´s design festival. It is illustrating the spectrum of design and architecture, its relevance, power, potential and responsibility in today’s society. A full day of inspiration.

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Category: Festival, Other

DESIGN IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE 2020

April 19 - April 26
Milano, Italy
Dassault Systèmes, in partnership with leading architect Mamou-Mani, offers an inspiring journey into a post-plastic world at Superstudio Più, Via Tortona, 27 from April 19-26 during Milan Design Week 2020. Together we explore how designers and architects reinvent practices and materials, offering robust, sustainable alternatives to current models. Join us and discover the creative possibilities offered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to design for life. Be empowered to add your knowledge and experience. Learn from experts and explore trends and technologies revolutionizing the creation process at the heart of Milan Design Week.

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WDO MEMBER: Dassault Systèmes
Category: Exhibition

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2020: THE FUORISALONE

April 21 - April 26
Milano, Italy
The Fuorisalone and the Salone del Mobile Week have united to define Milan Design Week, one of the world’s most important design events. For a week, Milan abounds with themed events, presentations, concerts, DJ sets and special projects related to the world of design, furniture and innovations in living solutions.

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Category: Design week, Exhibition

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

5TH ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL

September 26 - November 8
Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Mariana Pestana, the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial will take place on 26 September – 8 November 2020. To be held with the title Empathy Revisited: designs for more than one, the biennial invites everyone from around the world to respond to the open call.

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Category: Biennial

RSD9 RELATING SYSTEMS THINKING AND DESIGN

October 13 - October 15
Ahmedabad, India
The Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium series started in Oslo in 2012 with RSD1. The symposium series has the intention to promote and foster the emerging practices and theory development for systemic design for complex contexts. RSD has been held in Europe and North America, in Oslo, Banff, Toronto, Torino and Chicago. This time RSD will be held at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.

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WDO MEMBER: National Institute of Design (NID)
Category: Conference

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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