Cities for All Helsinki Conference and Exhibition 24 May 2012
The conference creates a comprehensive Design for All experience, as well as provides latest information, inspiration and enthusiasm in the fields of freedom from barriers and accessibility. The event itself forms a pilot example of a conference executed with easy access for all.
The Cities for All Helsinki conference is organised in conjunction with the General Assembly meeting of the Design for All Europe EIDD organisation. The conference will also be accompanied by an exhibition of invited designers of Finnish solutions. The exhibition is designed with a view to an international tour.
The conference is intended for construction industry professionals, municipal and private sector building contractors, city and company executives, as well as developers and students.
When: 24 May 2012
Where: Helsinki Music Centre
For more information: http://www.ornamo.fi/citiesforallhelsinki/
Cities for All Helsinki 2012 CALL FOR EXHIBITORS
Cities for All Helsinki Exhibition is seeking a selection of the most interesting Design for All solutions in the areas of built environment, product design and service design.
Accepted proposals to the exhibition will cost € 2000/ case.
Find proposal form from Cities for All Helsinki 2012 website:
Design Day 2012
Mark the date 18th April 2012! This is when we open the doors to our national Design Day - Norway's largest network arena for the business and design community.The Design Day is Norway's main event focusing on design in a business perspective. It will be a full day (and night) with international speakers and a highlight on Norwegian design projects receiving the Award for Design Excellence. This is The Day for inspiration, celebration and networking.
Program and registration will be published in January 2012. The event will mainly be in Norwegian, partly in English.
When: 18 April 2012
Time: 11.00am - 1am
Where: DogA Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, Hausmanns gt 16 in Oslo
For more information: http://www.norskdesign.no/2012/category8811.html
Design Means Business’ is a national conference designed to communicate and advance the value and benefits of design to businesses and the wider community.
Over two days, the conference aims to inspire and support businesses to engage with design practices and practitioners through passionate keynote speakers and interactive Workshops and Master classes.
Speakers include senior designers from major industrial companies, top design agencies and leading practitioners who share their experiences of design and how it has impacted the bottom line.
Featured here are details of the 2012 conference as well as keynote presentations and design masterclasses from the 2011 conference.
When: Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st March 2012
Time: not mentioned yet
Where: The Northern Design Centre, Gateshead
For more information: http://www.
APCI is organizing its 9th international conference on the challenges of design support in Europe.
Small Actions / Big Picture / Solid Change
In the light of the social and economical situation, we are building an even more exiting programme for this year.
The first day of the conference will focus on the concrete support to integrating design in SMEs. We won’t discuss the programmes, but the day to day delivery and management of design advise to businesses. How is it done, monitored, evaluated ? We aim at gathering both advisors and some businesses to discuss openly the methodologies.
As usual, the second day opens up to a bigger picture. A lot has happened recently: Fukushima, the endless meltdown of the greek economy, the Arab revolutions etc. in addition to the stronger confirmation that the global warming is not a hypothesis, but an issue.
What all these things have in common is that they have systemic consequences: on energy management, the economy, our housing and food. There has been a time where the design profession was claiming that these systems should be looked as designed: organisation and ethics (their purpose, their governance) had to be mixed. Does the design profession has something big to claim again ? After all, isn’t design becoming a “buzzword”, used by more and more people who neither practice nor prescribe it ? But can the design discipline learn from some projects that are effective at addressing societal issues, as if they had been designed tacitly ? We will bring on the stage surprising speakers, with effective experience too share with us.
When: Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 January 2012
Where: Auditorium, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris
For more information: http://www.weezevent.com/EuropeanConference
This year at PACKAGING INNOVATIONS London 2011, on 6 & 7 October 2011, find out the latest on shelf standout, sustainability and new product development to enhance your margins and market share.
Meet over 150 companies at PACKAGING INNOVATIONS London 2011 including....PACKAGING INNOVATIONS, PRINT FOR PACKAGING, ECOPACK, CONTRACT PACK, LUXURY PACKAGING and DESIGN VILLAGE.
Join us for The BIG Packaging Debate and have your say! Learn and be inspired by top design, eco, innovation and creative speakers from leading brands at the learnShops programme.
When: 6-7 October 2011
Where: Business Design Centre, London
For more information: http://www.easyfairs.com/