Conference Sessions


Keynote speakers offer formal presentations on a topic of broad interest to the conference delegation. Morning Plenary Sessions – as a general rule, have no questions or discussion. Instead, plenary speakers answer questions and participate in informal, extended discussions during the Design Library Talk.

Afternoon Plenary Session format foresee an informal discussion with the Keynotes after the session.

Design Library Talk

Design Library Talk is informal, an unstructured session that allows delegates a chance to meet plenary speakers and talk with them at length about the issues arising their presentation. Each person is given equal right to participate in Round Table Discussion.


Paper presentations are grouped by general themes or topics into sessions in which three to five researchers present their work and results followed by group discussion. Each presenter in the session makes a formal twenty-minute presentation of their work. Session Chairs introduce the speakers, keep time on the presentation, and facilities the discussion. In the parallel session, the size of the audience is limited. At the end of the presentation, there is time for questions. Each presenter’s formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the conference proceedings.


Workshop sessions involve extensive interaction between workshop instructors and participants around an idea or hands-on experience of practice. These sessions may also take the form of a crafted panel, staged conversation, dialogue or debate – all involving substantial interaction with the audience. In Workshop session the size of the audience is limited.




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