Singapore – Early bird registration is now available online for the Icsid World Design Congress 2009, to held from 23-25 November 2009 at Suntec International Convention Centre in Singapore. Delegates who register before 31 July 2009 will receive a 45% discount on the regular rate.

Themed “Design Difference – Designing Our World 2050”, this year’s Congress will directly address today’s global challenges in an attempt to deliver powerful propositions to shape the world of 2050. Professional associations, societies, institutions, government bodies, and corporations from around the world will be there to participate and contribute.

To reach and embrace the future, the event will go beyond the conventional congress approach by inviting keynote speakers, design leaders and delegates to interact and collaborate before, during and after the event. For the very first time there will be an interactive and participative mini-symposia, ‘Design2050 Studios’, led by world-renowned creative experts including Chris Bangle of Chris Bangle Associates and Stefano Marzano of Philips Design. In the months leading to the Congress, each design leader will head up a team of four to six individuals from multi-discipline backgrounds to create a Design2050 proposition, by imagining, conceptualising and visualising a desired future. The proposals will be presented and discussed during the Congress.

The three-day event will feature presentations by design leaders in the morning sessions. In the afternoons, each Design2050 Studio will present their concepts, followed by panel discussions where delegates will get an opportunity to discuss and refine the scenarios and transform them into practical realities.

Join us this November in Singapore and play your part to chart a better future!

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