28GA

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    We are pleased to announce that the 28 ico-D General Assembly (28GA) and associated activities will be held from 29 November–01 December 2019 at Emily Carr University in Vancouver (Canada).

     

    At the biennial General Assembly, Members will consider and vote on policy, elect the next Executive Board, approve financial statements, appoint the Audit Committee 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. Please download the official Notice of Meeting for more details.

    For more information on the calendar, key dates, Registration, Executive Board Nominations, Visa procedures and logistics, please see below.

     


    Calendar and Social Activities
     

    29 November 2019:
    Special Event: "Practivism"

    ico-D Members and Community are invited to join in on a day-long social activity hosted by ico-D Member Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). The day will include an edition of “Practivism”, an event about envisioning and mobilising a better future through practical methods for radical sustainability in design. The Member Social is also an opportunity for networking with the local Vancouver design community and the ico-D international community. Topics to be covered include: Indigenous Design and Sustainability. Please note that this is not an ico-D event and that there will be a cost of entry. Further information will be added here as we have it.


    30 November 2019:
    ico-D 28 General Assembly

    In a response to Member feedback, we will attempt (for the first time) to condense the 28GA down to one day. All regular business will be conducted to fulfil 28GA requirements, leaving one additional day for a more participative Member event (ico-D Platform Meeting) the following day. 

    30 November 2019:
    ico-D Award Ceremony and Reception
     
    Immediately after the 28GA, ico-D will host a short ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the 2019 ico-D President’s Award and the 2019 ico-D Achievement Awards.
     

    01 December 2019:
    ico-D Platform Meeting

    A day of workshops, discussions and opportunities for Member participation. In a departure from the regular Platform format, we will create touch points and provoke cross-pollination through multiple participatory activities. For more details on the Platform Meeting, visit the event page here

     


    Key Dates and Deadlines

    30 August 2019

    Deadline for Nominations to the 2019-2021 ico-D Executive Board

     

    30 September 2019
    Deadline to propose General Assembly Agenda items

     

    30 October 2019
    Deadline to register delegates (GA and PM) or assign a Proxy.

     

    This Event page will be updated regularly.

  • Delegates representing ico-D Member organisations can now register for the 28GA and Platform via the online registration form. This form will also allow you to register your 2019-2021 ico-D Executive Board Nominations and request Visa letters of invitation for your delegation. In order to register, you will need:

     

    — the name and contact email of all the individuals in your delegation

    — the name of the voting delegate (only one)

    — passport information of all those requiring invitation letters for visas

    — the names of those individuals you wish to Nominate to the ico-D Executive Board (NB: this can be also done at a later date if you wish to)

     

    Unable to Attend?

    We urge all Members who are unable to attend the General Assembly to assign their proxy through the proxy registration form


    Non-Member Entities and ico-D Community

     

    The ico-D 28GA is a Members-only Meeting. Entities that are not Members of ico-D, members of the ico-D Community and Friends who are interested in attending the 2019 General Assembly and Platform Meeting as Observers may do so by invitation of the ico-D President. Requests for invitation can be submitted here.

     

    "Practivism" GDC Event

    ico-D Members and Community are invited to participate in the event "Practivism" an activity presented by ico-D Member Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). Registration to this event is paid and will be via a separate on-line platform. See back here for more information as we have it!

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    Nominations to the 2019-2021 ico-D Executive Board are now open. Nominations may be made via the ico-D 28GA Registration form no later than 30 August 2019. We would like to remind you that, as a result of the Bylaw change that was voted in the 27GA, nominations from the floor are no longer accepted. Therefore no Board Nominations will be accepted after 30 August 2019.

    Nominations are accepted from ico-D Professional, Educational and Promotional Member organisations in good standing. All nominees must be members or officers of ico-D Member entities. Upon receipt of nomination, nominees will be contacted by the ico-D Secretariat to confirm their willingness to stand for election and to verify understanding of Board obligations, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. 

    Nominations are accepted for the following Board positions: 
    — President Elect (President 2021–2023) 
    — Secretary General 
    — Treasurer 
    — Vice President (up to 5 nominations) 

     

     

    ico-D Board Nomination Process
     

    01 Nominations are submitted by ico-D Member entities in good standing (by no later than 30 August 2019)

     

    02 ico-D Secretariat will confirm the nominee's standing (nominee must be in good standing with their home organisation)

     

    03 ico-D Secretariat will confirm the nominee's willingness to stand and provide further documentation (including Board Handbook, term calendar, legal responsibilities, ico-D Governing Policies, etc.)

     

    04 the Nominee must submit a written confirmation of their willingness to stand for election and a statement of intent, which will be published in the 28GA Report and submitted to Members for their consideration

     

    05 Nominees will be asked to present a statement at the 28GA to support their candidacy (30 November 2019).

     

    06 the 2019-2021 Executive Board will be announced following elections at the 28 GA (30 November 2019).

     

    NB: The first Executive Board Meeting of the 2019-2021 term will take place on 02 December 2019, in Vancouver Canada (directly following the ico-D GA and Platform Meeting).


     

     

    Additional Documents: 
    ico-D Board Code of Conduct 
    ico-D Articles and Bylaws

     

  • This event page will be updated regularly with new information.



    Accommodation

    Limited-time special offers for participant accommodation have been secured in 2 two hotels in Vancouver.

    These hotels are the recommended choices after carefully considering several factors, in order to offer: security, moderate price, proximity to venue, convenient location, etc.

    We encourage all attendees to book as soon as possible as reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis.

     

    Option 1

    Park Inn and Suites by Radisson Vancouver (The Executive Board will be staying at this hotel)
    898 West Broadway Avenue
    Vancouver, B.C.  V5Z 1J8

     

    Rates: 

    • CAD $149.00  + taxes / Night for Standard Double/Double room (1-2 adults)
    • CAD $ 159.00 + taxes / Night for Standard Double/Double room with a view (1-2 adults) 

     

    Important notes

    • Breakfast is not included with the room rate, the fee for a full breakfast is CAD $24.95/per day (plus sales tax and gratuity) please specify if you would like to add this when you make your reservations.
    • An additional CAD $20.00 will be added for any additional person or if you require a cot (small camp bed)
    • Check in is at 16:00 and check out is at 12:00 (noon)
    • Hotel taxes in Vancouver are around 16%, sales tax is around 12% and suggested gratuity is 15%

     

    Booking procedures

    • To reserve, please contact the hotel directly by phone: +1 (604) 872-8661 or by email: Annalya Escalon  and mention the group name: ICOD2 GROUP.
    • The deadline to receive the special rate is 28 October 2019. After this date, the rate or space cannot be guaranteed. 
    • You must mention the group name in order to receive the special rate.

       

     



    Option 2
    Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel

    205 Kingsway,
    Vancouver, BC V5T 3J5

     

    Rates:  

    • CAD $105.00 + taxes/ Night for Standard 1 bed room (1-2 adults)
    • CAD $115.00  + taxes/ Night for Standard 2 beds room (1-2 adults) 

     

    Important notes

    • Breakfast is not included with the rate, price for Breakfast starts at of CAD $12.95 per person, per day (plus tax and gratuity)
    • An additional fee may be added for any additional person
    • Hotel taxes in Vancouver are around 16%, sales tax is around 12% and suggested gratuity is 15%

     

    Booking procedures

    • To reserve, please contact the hotel directly by phone: +1 (604)-267-2000 / 1-888-234-9111 (toll-free in US or Canada) or by email: and mention the group name: ico-D 1184
    • The deadline to receive the special rate is 28 October 2019. After this date, the rate or space cannot be guaranteed.
    • You must mention the group name in order to receive the special rate.

     


     

     

     

    Travel documents

    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. 


     

     

     


  • ico-D Members and Community are invited to join in on a day-long social activity hosted by ico-D Member Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) BC Chapter. The day will include an edition of “Practivism”, a panel discussion and a Pecha Kucha. The event is also an opportunity for networking with the local Vancouver design
    community and the ico-D international community.

    Please note that this is not an ico-D event and that there will be a cost of entry. Further information will be added here as we have it.
     

    PRACTIVISM X: Igniting Societal Change Through Design

    Date: Friday 29 November 2019
    Time: Doors: 6:30 pm; Event start 7:00 pm
    MCs: Robyn Martin and Angela Bains
     

    Ignite your passion for design by connecting with local and international designers for an evening of inspiration and dialogue focused on radical change at GDC’s tenth Practivism* and The Jim Rimmer Community Scholarship for Design Award.

    Find your spark in the meaningful stories of three designers who have applied their craft towards the service of societal good. Learn how we, as designers, can wield the power of our talents to be the catalyst for maximum impact!


    PANEL SPEAKERS

    Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall, Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, is a design anthropologist, public intellectual and design advocate. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

    Nayeli Jimenez is a graphic designer, art director, and organizer for climate justice from Mexico, based in Canada. She has dedicated most of her design career to projects related to social and environmental justice with a focus on climate resilience and opposition to fossil fuel expansion.

    Michelle Nahanee is a Squamish Nation member, graphic designer, decolonizing facilitator and Indigenous change maker. She melds tradition, technology and design to change opinions, build relationships and increase understanding.


    Tickets: $15 students | $20 members of GDC BC | $30 non-members. Tickets available at https://practivism2019.eventbrite.ca

    Support Partners: Platinum: Hemlock Printers; Silver: Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

     

     


    HUMAN FACTOR: Design Education Pecha Kucha and World Café Round Table

    Date: Friday 29 November 2019
    Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
     

    GDC BC invites design educators and grad students to submit topics and perspectives related to the human factor of design — from social innovation and human centred research methods, to designing for humanity and its impact on the world. Presentations will be Pecha Kucha style, 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. They could be theoretical in nature, they could document a research project, they could detail a case study of an innovative course project, or they could present proposals for new educational models.
     

    Submissions: Submit a 100 word description outlining your case study topic in Microsoft Word.doc format along with a single burning question for discussion at the world café style round table following the presentations. The submission must include your school affiliation. Send your submission to by October 30, 2019. 
     

     

    Tickets: Free. RSVP is required as attendance is limited. Ticket link: https://gdc-educators-roundtable-2019.eventbrite.ca