change of dates!

24 May 2016
Save the new dates for upcoming ico-D events: Educational and Professional/Promotional Platform Meetings in Pasadena and Lifelong Learning Workshop in Istanbul

Here’s what’s going to happen in Pasadena
(24-26 August 2016)


From preliminary feedback from Members, we’ve been hearing that you all want to meet in one place. So here’s what’s going to happen:

The Professional/Promotional Platform Meeting will now overlap with the Educational Platform Meeting, both taking place as part of a three-day event on 24, 25, 26 August 2016 hosted by ArtCenter College of Design, in Pasadena, California. The ico-D Annual General Meeting (AGM) will also take place during this time.

The Meeting will be held in the ArtCenter's South Campus, and will also provide an opportunity for bilateral exchange between universities, Members and individual designers from the educational, professional and promotional sectors. The format of the Meeting will include forums, workshops, tours, cocktail reception, and panels featuring international and local edu/prof/promo and industry experts on the most pressing design issues.


In our 2014 Member Survey, 89% of our educational Members saw collaboration with professional Members to be highly relevant; 71% of professional Members cited improved collaboration between professional organisations and design education institutions as a desirable benefit from ico-D Membership. 


The Pasadena program has been designed to permit overlap between Professional/ Promotional Members and Educational Members on the second day, a schedule that includes the AGM. Members are invited to participate in all the components of the three-day event.

Please indicate the days on which you plan to participate on the registration page. There is no charge for Member participation. Additional parties interested in participating in Platform sessions as observers, should space be available, should contact: 


For details: Pasadena Platform Meeting Event page


Here’s what’s going to happen in Istanbul
(22-23 October 2016)


The project is produced as a part of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Parallel Events Programme is the first in a series of ico-D Lifelong Learning Workshops: "Competences, Credentials, Actions: Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning" will be hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University on 22-23 October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. This workshop invites participation from professionals from the fields of Design, Education, Social Sciences, Management, Urban-Planning, Economics, Communications, Engineering, etc. International and local experts will share their insights and visions in a program that emphasises teamwork and plenum presentations/discussions, offering many opportunities for networking. 

The workshop is of particular interest to Educational Members and Professional Members. 


The first of a series of workshops produced by the Council with it’s Members, this event is developed and organised in association with Istanbul Bilgi University and IIDj, the Institute for Information Design Japan. With the participation of experts from the ico-D Board, including President David Grossman, the workshop will be co-curated by ico-D Vice President Cihangir Istek (Istanbul Bilgi University) and Andreas Schneider (IIDj and guest Faculty of Istanbul Bilgi University).


Workshop outcomes will contribute to proposals that will be submitted to the first World Design Summit in Montreal, 2017.

Please note that the number of participants is limited to 40. We recommend pre-registration at your earliest convenience.The participation fee for ico-D Members is € 40.00. € 80.00 for non-ico-D Members.


Please contact the ico-D Secretariat for pre-registration or information requests: 

For details: Lifelong Learning Workshop Event page