Online Special Events

The conference will offer delegates a selection of optional online spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.

Join other delegates for a pre-conference welcome reception. We'll send you a package of digital treats, discuss this year's theme, and walk you through the CGScholar Event Microsite so you have a rich online experience.

2 March 2021 - 12:00PM USA CST // 19:00PM Central European Time

Garden Conversations are open, informal sessions that allow Research Network Members a chance to meet Plenary Speakers.

María Isabel Grañén Porrúa - Asynchronous Plenary Session (Spanish)

This pre-recorded Plenary Session will be uploaded to the Event Schedule in the Microsite during the conference.

3 March 2021 - (10:00AM Chicago CST / Monterrey Mexico)

Jorge Moreno Arozqueta - Live Plenary and Garden Conversation (Spanish)

“Poder Diseño”

4 March 2021 - (10:00AM Chicago CST // 11:00AM Boston)

Roberto Iñiguez Flores - Live Plenary and Garden Conversation

4 March 2021 - (12:00PM Chicago CST / Monterrey Mexico)

Flaviano Celaschi and Elena Formia - Live Plenary and Garden Conversation

“Is there a tradition in Latin design research? Ten years of scientific networking between Europe and Latin America”

5 March 2021 - (10:00AM Chicago CST / 17:00PM Bologna Italy)

Rolando Angulo Gálvez - Asynchronous Plenary Session and Live Garden Conversation

"The Role of the Photographer Who Creates"

This pre-recorded Plenary Session will be uploaded to the Event Schedule in the Microsite during the conference.

5 March 2021 - (12:00PM Chicago CST / Monterrey Mexico)

Talking Circles are a distinctive feature of our in-person conference, and this year we are taking them online. Talking Circles offer an opportunity to meet other delegate face-to-face, and engage in extended discussion about the issues and concerns they feel are of utmost importance to that segment of the Research Network. Participation is open, encouraged, and supported. In order to incorporate our international delegates, there will be two Talking Circles:

Talking Circle I: Europe, Africa, and Australia (3 March - 06:00 USA CST / 13:00 Central European Time)
Talking Circle II: South, Central, and North America (3 March - 15:00 USA CST / 21:00 Central European Time)

Designing for Pandemics: Principles for Recovery and Resilience

Rachel Cooper, Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy, Lancaster University, UK

Louise Mullagh, Senior Research Associate (Population and Policy) on the Beyond Imagination Research Project at ImaginationLancaster, UK

4 March - 11:00 USA CST / 17:00 London CMT

Meet with Kerry Dixon, Managing Editor of Books at Common Ground Research Networks. Kerry will be available in ten minute appointments. Registered Delegates will receive a pre-conference email with details on signing up. We look forward to answering your questions about the book publishing process, and listening to your ideas and projects!

Online Engagement Session

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.

This special event will walk you through the CGScholar Event Mircosite so you have a rich online experience by learn how to comment and participate online. It will also teach delegates how to update their profile and Presenter Pages in order to add digital media: video, sound, other files.

2 March 2021 - 10:00AM USA CST // 17:00PM Central European Time