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  • Title
    2020 AGM
    Date
    27 November 2020, 3pm - 4:30pm
    Location
    Virtual AGM via Zoom
    Description

    All corporate members are given notice that the Society’s 45th Annual General Meetring 2020 will be held virtually.

    The Notice together with all relevant documents can be found by logging into the members’ area of the website.

  • Title
    Sustainability – First Steps for SME’s – Pt 3
    Date
    01 October 2020, 6pm - 7pm
    Location
    Webinar
    Description

    So you’ve decided to embrace sustainability, but where should you start?

    Knowing the first steps to take once you’ve decided that sustainability is a key strategic priority for your organisation can be extremely challenging. Where are the low hanging fruit? How can you avoid common pitfalls and barriers to lasting change?

    In this session we will be exploring the first steps that SME’s should consider taking as part of their sustainability journey. We will hear from expert speakers who will share their own insights into where SME’s are likely to find quick-wins to gain traction and begin making meaningful progress.

    Secure your space now!

  • Title
    Test your drawing skills against Artificial Intelligence & Recognition at WIPO
    Date
    18 Sep to 18 Dec 2020, 24/7
    Location
    Virtual World
    Description

    The Society holds Observer Status of WIPO which is leading a Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) bringing together Member States and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of Al on IP, with a view to collectively formulating the questions that policymakers need to ask.

    AI has emerged as a general-purpose technology with widespread applications throughout the economy and society and is having a significant impact on the creation, production and distribution of economic and cultural goods and services. The Conversation on AI and IP policy aims to provide a forum to advance the understanding of the IP issues involved.

    This virtual exhibition offers fascinating insights and interactions.

    Chartered Designers can add the visit to their online mandatory annual CPD log.

    Who said IP was dry and boring!

    Visit the exhibition now!

  • Title
    Designer Panel: Is being copied ever good news?
    Date
    16 September 2020, 11am - 11:45am
    Location
    Webinar
    Description

    When does ‘taking inspiration’ cross the line? A panel comprising John Ayton MBE (Annoushka), Martin Darbyshire FCSD (tangerine) and Sam Jacob (Sam Jacob
    Studio), hosted by intellectual property lawyer John Coldham (Gowling WLG), to discuss how designers can use IP to help the business side of design.

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness”. That was Oscar Wilde’s view, but for designers, being ripped off risks being very harmful indeed. Is being copied ever good news?

    Join this webinar, where leaders of design-led businesses join Gowling WLG’s UK Head of Brands and Designs for a discussion on how designers can use intellectual property to help the business side of design.

    This counts towards the annual CPD compliance for Chartered Designers.

    Register here to attend this webinar.

  • Title
    Design Intelligence Awards
    Date
    10-28 May 2019
    Location
    Entries received globally until 28 May 2019
    Description

    We are pleased to officially partner with the Design Intelligence Award (DIA) which was founded in 2015, hosted by China Academy of Art, co-organized by China Industrial Design Association and supported by Zhejiang province. It is China’s first international academy award in industrial design. The prize has been successfully held for three sessions and has grown rapidly. The participants have covered 52 countries and regions around the world, and have received the full support of experts from more than 20 countries. The total prize pool is as high as 5.95 million, with the highest award of 1 million yuan. It is currently one of the awards with highest prize in the world. The evaluation is divided into Preliminary Evaluation, Second Evaluation, Final Evaluation. We invite top professionals in design as jurors. 2019 Design Intelligence Award has been launched, the deadline of entry collection period is May 28. The category includes “Cultural Innovation, Living Applies, Industrial Equipment, Frontier Technology, Digital Interaction”, the fifth item is for software products such as APP, applet and so on. At the same time, DIA sets up “DIA Special Award-Design Yiwu”, which focuses on Stationery and Sporting Goods, toys, bags and luggage and other areas of innovative design.

    Entry is free – just register first and then use the registration code R290-8656488 when submitting your entry.

  • Title
    Best Use of Timber Awards 2018
    Date
    07 Jan to 24 Mar 2019
    Location
    The Lighthouse, Glasgow
    Description

    This exhibition displays the winners and shortlisted candidates for the annual RIAS Awards, showcasing creative use of timber in Scottish buildings. Find out more about it here.

  • Title
    Passagen
    Date
    14-20 December 2018, All day
    Location
    Cologne, Germany
    Description

    This week-long exhibition focuses on interior design, showcasing work from over 190 exhibitors. The full programme will be published soon, so keep an eye out!

  • Title
    Teachers CPD – Creative approaches
    Date
    13 December 2018, 16:00 – 17:45
    Location
    The Design Museum, London
    Description

    For the academics and lecturers among you, this training session will explore different approaches to creative thinking and problem solving.

  • Title
    Creative & Corporate Love: Going Global
    Date
    12 December 2018, 18:30 - 21:00
    Location
    The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
    Description

    Organised by Creative Edinburgh, this event brings professionals together to explore collaborations between the creative and corporate communities. This edition of the event focuses on working internationally.

  • Title
    Ecopedagogy Launch: Lusi Alderslowe – There’s No Such Thing As Waste
    Date
    11 December 2018, 20:00 - 21:30
    Location
    Locavore CIC, 349 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7SA
    Description

    Explore how the concept of waste is being revolutionised in the first of this new lecture series, addressing our environmental issues. Read more on the event page.