AIGA Design Educators Conference, response_ability, announces calls for participation

02 December 2009
Toledo (United States) - response_ability, an AIGA Design Educators Conference that aims to foster an ongoing dialogue and debate about design ethics, sustainability and design education, is seeking "Digital Posters", Roundtable Moderators, Session Panels and Session Moderators.
Toledo (United States) - response_ability, an AIGA Design Educators Conference, aims to foster an ongoing dialogue and debate about design ethics, sustainability and design education. In preparation for the event, organisers are seeking "Digital Posters", Roundtable Moderators, Session Panels and Session Moderators.

How can we (should we?) create students who feel a responsibility to their world? How do we, as educators, instill the capacity for our students to become thinking, ethical designers? Where do we find ourselves between these theories and practices? And how do we translate the ideas of AIGA's The Living Principles in the classroom and beyond?

Through a series of group discussions, workshops, lectures, speakers and learning sessions, response_ability will facilitate opportunities for open dialogue. Participants will be encouraged to share their challenges and achievements with others, uncover our educational shortcomings, identify our responsibilities, and offer pathways to solutions, all for the greater good of design and the global community.

Call for "Digital Posters"

Have a project or experience you want share with your colleagues at the conference, but don't want/need to submit a full paper or presentation? Consider creating a digital poster to be projected for all attendees to see at the conference and view on the conference website. Your submission should be a 1024 x 768 single-page, "high-quality print" pdf.

The deadline for digital posters is 15 January 2010.

Call for Roundtable Moderators

To volunteer to organize a working lunch roundtable, submit an abstract and CV via the contact form.

The deadline for roundtable abstracts is 15 January 2010.

Call for Session Panels

Have a topic you feel should be covered in the conference? To moderate a formal panel discussion, submit an abstract and CV, use the contact form.

The deadline for panel abstracts is 15 January 2010.

Criteria for Session Moderators

  • must have a minimum of two presentations or publications in the area or specialisation in which they are applying to serve as a reviewer.
  • must have a minimum of 5 years full time teaching experience.
  • must be willing to solicit panel members and provide a cohesive abstract submission for all speakers.

Find out more: www.response-abilityconference.com



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