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A' Design Award & Competition

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

More information at www.designaward.com.



Typography Day 2015 (Mumbai, India)

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Monday, March 9, 2015

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to 'Typography, Sensitivity and Fineness’. The international conference will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, blind juried papers, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters and typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes.

More information at www.typoday.in.



Good Design Awards (Sydney)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Managed by Good Design Australia, the program proudly promotes the very best in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level. From a credible, trusted independent platform, we aim to showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines. Through the Good Design Awards and other design promotion initiatives, Good Design Australia is passionate about helping to create a better world through design. Registrations Close: 20 March 2015. Entry samples due: 2 April 2015.

More information at www.good-design.com.



Third Sector Expo 2015 (Melbourne)

Monday, March 23, 2015 - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Third Sector Expo 2015 will unite not-for-profit professionals and leaders from across the entire sector, providing an unparalleled opportunity to expand your network. Experts, executives and thought leaders will share their knowledge and experience on key topics including collaboration, digital marketing, governance, fundraising, technology, membership, and more during the two-day professional development conference.

More information at thirdsectorevents.com.au/home.



Design Shanghai (Shanghai)

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Monday, March 30, 2015

Design Shanghai is China’s most successful design launch event. Presenting the best design brands from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting showcase of latest furniture designs for China’s top architects, interior designers, developers, facilities managers and private buyers.

More information at www.designshowshanghai.com.



Bauhaus Lab 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Bauhaus Lab offers young professionals in architecture, design, fine arts and curatorial practice an opportunity for cooperative learning, research and intervention within this international postgraduate programme in architectural research. Interested persons are required to submit a statement of interest by March 31st 2015 to apply at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The Bauhaus Lab 2015 starts May 4th and runs until August 9th 2015.

More information at www.bauhaus-dessau.de.



PublicSymposium (Perth)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015

A centerpiece of PUBLIC 2015 will be an international symposium exploring the value of creativity in building dynamic places. Speakers include local and international leaders in the arts, architecture, urban planning, technology and philanthropy. They have been invited to share a range of perspectives on the needs of places and communities as they transform and renew.

More information at www.form.net.au/public2015/symposium.



Melbourne International Design Week 2015 (Melbourne)

Monday, May 11, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of international design excellence. Created to highlight the best of design here and overseas the festival’s events give everyone the opportunity to be inspired by the benefits of outstanding design for our lives and our economy. The program aims to highlight the role of design as a catalyst for innovation, linking creativity with business, technology and society.

More information at www.designmattersvictoria.com/design-week.



Australian Furniture Design Award (National)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Presented by Stylecraft and JamFactory, the Australian Furniture Design Award is Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for furniture design. This new biennial award is open to Australian designers globally and designers residing in Australia. The award encourages innovation in furniture design and will foster new opportunities for furniture manufacturing in Australia.

More information at afdaward.com.au.



SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 (Brisbane)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 is a showcase of products, solutions and education focussed on protecting Queensland’s built environment. To be held at the Brisbane Showgrounds from the 18th to 20th June 2015, SEE Sustainable Experience is refreshingly different from other events or exhibitions, as it will tie together case studies with sustainable solutions whilst offering integrated educational options within a value-led and relaxed networking environment.

More information at seesustainableexperience.com.au.



Study Tour to Italy 2015 (Italy)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Editor-in Chief, Kate St James has once again been asked to escort a professional tour to Italy. These tours draw on a network of scholars and colleagues to create a study tour program that focuses on architecture, design and landscape in several locations in Italy, offering a program in partnership with exhibitions and institutions, culminating in an in-depth study of Expo Milan 2015.

More information at www.thegrandtour.net.au.



2015 International Design Congress and 26 Icograda General Assembly (Gwangju, South Korea)

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - Friday, October 23, 2015

The theme of the Congress will be "Design Connects". It is intended to enhance Gwangju’s current and future position as a major international ‘City of Design’, and to further promote positive exchanges and liaison between various international design entities to establish fruitful collaborations and provide innovative design platforms for diverse stakeholders. The 26 Icograda General Assembly and Icograda member-category Platform Meetings will be conducted in alignment with the Congress.

More information at www.icograda.org.



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