• ico-D is pleased to announce to all Members and our Community that the ico-D 28th General Assembly (28GA) will take place in Vancouver, Canada in October/November 2019.

    At the biennial General Assembly, ico-D Professional, Educational and Promotional Members will consider and vote on policy, elect the next Executive Board, and ratify the admission of new Member organisations, as well as discuss important proposals to make ico-D better able to serve the international design community.

    More details about the 28GA including the event date, programming, accommodation and more will be announced soon, this event page will be updated regularly.

    Registration and Board Nominations will be launched in April 2019. Stay tuned!
  • Registration for the 28th General Assembly will open in April 2019.


    The ico-D 28GA is a Member-only event. Member organisations that cannot attend will be encouraged to assign a proxy to ensure their voice is heard.

    Members of the ico-D Community and Friends of ico-D can request an invitation from the ico-D President to attend, send your requests here. Space permitting, a confirmation email will be sent to you when your request has been received.

  • The Call for Nominations to the 2019-2021 ico-D Executive Board, for election at the 28 General Assembly will open in April 2019.


    Nominations will be accepted from ico-D Professional, Educational and Promotional Members in good standing. All nominees must be members or officers of ico-D Member entities. Nominations will be accepted for the following Board positions:


    — President Elect 2019-2021 (President 2021-2023)
    — Secretary General
    — Treasurer
    — Vice President (5 positions)


    A nomination package will be released along with the Call for Nominations in 2019, stay tuned.


  • Please note that there are new Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) requirements to travel to Canada. You must apply in advance of entry for this document.

    What is an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)? An eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to or transiting through Canada. The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

    Who needs an Electronic Travel Authorization?
    Citizens from countries other than the United States (U.S.) who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an eTA before flying to Canada. Travellers do not need an eTA when entering Canada by land or sea. Most people need a visa or an eTA to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport.  Find out if you need an eTA: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp


    Take note:

    U.S. permanent residents need an eTA to fly to Canada (as well as their U.S. Green Card). They do not need an eTA if entering Canada by land or sea.

    Canadian permanent residents do not need an eTA to fly to Canada, but they do need to travel with their Canadian permanent resident (PR) card or PR travel document. Otherwise, they may not be able to board their flight to Canada.

    How do I apply for an eTA for travel to Canada?
    Applying for an eTA is a simple online process that takes just a few minutes. You need your passport, a credit or debit card and an email address. It costs CAD $7 to get an eTA. It is valid for up to five years. Apply for an eTA. 

    Note that the process can take up to 2 weeks, please ensure this is done on time.


    Visa Applications

    We encourage all those who will be applying for a Visa to do so as soon as possible, to avoid delays or complications.

    You will be able to request an official invitation letter to attend the ico-D 28 General Assembly via the 28GA Registration form.

    Note that each person attending the ico-D 28GA is personally responsible for obtaining a visa.