The International Conference on Design Principles & Practices Goes Online!

We are excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks. Below is a guide to current programming. Please check back regularly for updates.
And there is still time to register as a presenter or audience member -- don't miss out!
**All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or online) in 2022.

2021 Plenary Speakers

Our Plenary Sessions will be delivered as a combination of pre-recorded and live addresses via Zoom. Recordings of these live addresses will also be accessible via the Program in the Event Microsite. You can also go directly to this site during the conference to comment and engage. And there will be an opportunity to talk with the speakers in a live question and answer Online Garden Conversation. You can sign up for these sessions in the "Special Events" section.

Jorge Moreno Arozqueta

Jorge Moreno Arozqueta

"Poder Diseño"

Global Design Senior Director, Whirlpool Corporation, Michigan, USA

María Isabel Grañén Porrúa

María Isabel Grañén Porrúa

President, Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú Oaxaca, President, Apoyo al Desarrollo de Archivos y Bibliotecas de México, and Director, Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa of UABJO, Mexico

Rolando Angulo Gálvez

Rolando Angulo Gálvez

"The Role of the Photographer Who Creates"

Full-time Professor, Graphic Design Department, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Roberto Iñiguez Flores

Roberto Iñiguez Flores

Dean, School of Architecture, Art and Design, Technologio de Monterrey

Flaviano Celaschi

Flaviano Celaschi

"Is there a tradition in Latin design research? Ten years of scientific networking between Europe and Latin America” (with Elena Formia)

Professor, Processes Design, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy

Elena Formia

Elena Formia

"Is there a tradition in Latin design research? Ten years of scientific networking between Europe and Latin America” (with Flaviano Celaschi)

Associate Professor, Director of First Cycle Degree in Industrial Design and the Second Cycle Degree in Advanced DesignDepartment of Architecture (DA), University of Bologna, Italy

Conference Program

The conference program groups together presentations along similar themes to facilitate knowledge sharing and community building. The preliminary schedule of sessions is available through the button below. You may also view a list of all accepted proposals (both confirmed to attend and still pending registration) on our List of Accepted Proposals on the Event Microsite.

If you have an accepted proposal, make sure you register to be included in the program.

Special Events

The online conference will offer delegates a selection of optional online spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth. You can begin to sign up for these today to start receiving further information.