WDA 2023 Bid Process

WDO is seeking a host for its 33rd World Design Assembly to take place in 2023

Bids are welcome from any hosts interested in aligning WDO’s international design network of prominent design associations, design school, corporations and municipalities with an existing or newly established local design event or programme such as a design week or conference.

The World Design Assembly is a multi-day event, which includes WDO’s general assembly, a one-day research and education forum and a one-day closing conference.

Want to welcome the WDO community to your city or learn more about the programme? Contact us at communications@wdo.org


25 February

Bidding for 33rd World Design Assembly opens

25 February – 1 May

Question and Answer period

5 March – 1 June

Deadline to submit non-disclosure agreement

1 April – 11 June

Signing the Event Agreement

11 June

Deadline to submit bid

June – September

Review and evaluation of submissions

For questions, please contact WDO Communications Manager, Natalie Dutil at communications@wdo.org