We are inviting speakers on Design Education and on Sustaining Culture trough Design Education. The sub-themes of this year’s conference are:

    •  Teaching across cultures design

    •  Cultural awareness for design students

    •  Curriculum Development

    •  E-learning

Keynote Speakers


Prof H K Chang, GBS, FREng
Former President of the City University of Hong Kong, HK
  Click to View Prof H K Chang's biography / abstract

Sir Ken Robinson, CBE
World Renowned Expert on Innovation and Creativity, UK
  Click to View Sir Ken Robinson's biography / abstract
Other Distinguished Speakers    
Mr Alexander von Vegesack
Director, Vitra Design Museum, Germany
(presented by Global Design Network)

Mr Benny Leong
Assistant Professor, Asian Lifestyle Design Research Lab Leader
Click to View Mr Benny Leong's biography / abstract

Deyan Sudjic
Director, Design Museum London, United Kingdom
(presented by Global Design Network)

Kazuo Sugiyama
Vice Dean, Graduate School of Design & IT, Dongseo University, Korea


Xiaobo Lu
Vice Dean, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China

Click to View Xiaobo Lu's biography / abstract

Medardo Chiapponi
Vice President, Faculty of Arts and Design, University IUAV of Venice, Italy

Click to View Medardo Chiapponi's biography / abstract

Sompit Moi Fusakul
Dept. of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Click to View Sompit Moi Fusakul's biography / abstract

Shou Zhi Wang
Art Center College of Design, United States

Click to View Shou Zhi Wang's biography / abstract