ANNOUNCING THE 2010 ICOGRADA DESIGN WEEKS

11 March 2009
Montreal (Canada) - Vancouver, Madrid and Brisbane will be the three locations for Icograda Design Weeks in 2010, organised to promote dialogue on issues shaping the nature and relevance of design practice today.
Montreal (Canada) - Vancouver, Madrid and Brisbane have been selected as the host locations for Icograda's 2010 Design Weeks. Icograda Design Week is a signature event series addressing leading themes, thinking, and trends within the communication design sector. Connected by the general theme of design and business, the 2010 events will be an excellent opportunity to network with design professionals, educators, policymakers and decision makers operating within the design field.

“Communication design is strategic tool that enables progressive change,” said Brenda Sanderson, Icograda's Managing Director. “Around the globe, there is an increasing awareness that effective collaboration between designers, business and the community at large can drive positive economic, social and cultural outcomes. We are looking forward to advancing this dialogue through our 2010 events and showcasing case studies that demonstrate the potential of communication design.”


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Vancouver, Canada April 2010
Host: Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)

Icograda Design Week in Vancouver will explore the various levels of identity as it relates to processes, sustainability, economy, innovation, change and authenticity in communications that help define who we are and where we are going as a culture. A host of world-class speakers, exhibits and forums will provide a variety of perspectives and experiences during the Design Week in Vancouver, resulting in a world view that better equips designers, businesses and governments to tackle social, environmental and economic challenges.



Madrid, Spain June 2010 
Host: Spanish State Agency for the Development of Design and Innovation (ddi)

The theme of Icograda Design Week in Madrid will focus directly on design and business, featuring case studies from Spain, Europe and other parts of the world. The aim of the programme is to showcase how properly managing and integrating good communication design into a company's strategy can produce positive results, not just in economic terms, but in a wider sense that encompasses intangibles such as better brand image and the efficient use of resources.



Brisbane, Australia October  2010
Host: Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)

Through the theme of 'Optimism', Icograda Design Week in Brisbane aims to provide a catalyst for change in the Australian design industry by communicating the power and value of communication design, addressing the concept of sustainability at various levels and promoting the value and contribution of communication within an economic context. Additionally, this event hopes to build relationships between policymakers and design professionals.

Partnership opportunities for 2010
Icograda Design Weeks are an exceptional networking and business development forum. For 2010, Icograda is introducing an expanded Design Trade Fair to maximise promotional opportunities for members and corporate partners. For information on becoming a 2010 partner in Vancouver, Madrid and Brisbane and taking part in the Design Trade Fair, please contact: Michal Steckiw, Projects Manager, E:



About Icograda
Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) is the world body for professional communication design. Founded in 1963, Icograda promotes communication designers' vital role in society and commerce. For more information, visit www.icograda.org.