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Bloggers, writers and reporters from more than 80 countries and 500 outlets will all be at World Design Summit this October. Join them. Browse this page for downloadable materials such as press releases and official logo/images.

About the World Design Summit

The World Design Summit – Montréal 2017 is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: how design can shape the future. Montréal will host design professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world. For 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance professional development. More than a mere celebration of design, the World Design Summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions to global social and environmental challenges.

Presse Releases

  1. 12 May 15, 2017 - The World Design Summit Commends the Republic of Cameroon.
    The honourable former deputy prime minister Sheila Copps of the World Design Summit salute the International Forum on Digital Economy in Cameroon. The World Design Summit likewise invites attendees to participate in the 10 day Congress held from October 16-25. DOWNLOAD
  2. 11 May 11, 2017 - World Design Summit announces special partnership with Cosentino.
    Industry leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces announces presenting sponsorship of Landscape Architecture discipline for world-class event DOWNLOAD
  3. 10 Apr 4th, 2017 - PackPlay 2 International Competition announced as a special partnership at the World Design Summit.
    Do we need more packaging? The second edition of Packplay, a three-pronged design experience that includes an international competition for design schools, an educational booklet on packaging ecodesign featuring the projects submitted to the competition and an exhibition to showcase the winning concepts, raises this very question. DOWNLOAD
  4. 9 Mar 21st, 2017 - The World Design Summit Organisation launches second call for proposals.
    Following the unveiling of the 108 Congress discussion topics, The World Design Summit Organization (WDSO) has launched the second Call for Proposals for Congress presentations. This second Call for Proposals builds on the successful first call that generated some 350 submissions from over 40 countries DOWNLOAD
  5. 8 Mar 8th, 2017 - WDSO announces today the list of the 108 topics that will frame the debates at the congress of the World Design Summit.
    Building on the successful first Call for Proposals that generated some 350 submissions from over 40 countries, the Scientific and Professional Committee of the World Design Summit 2017 is pleased to unveil the list of 108 topics that will frame the discussions and debates at the Congress to be held from October 16 to 20, 2017 as part of the World Design Summit. DOWNLOAD
  6. 7 Jan 30th, 2017 - Ruedi Baur and Pedro Ortiz added to the list of personalities that will come together in Montreal in October 2017.
    The World Design Summit Organization is proud to announce two more keynote speakers, internationally-recognized figures who will be sharing their groundbreaking ideas during this highly-awaited event. DOWNLOAD
  7. 6 Jan 10th, 2017 - Alejandro Aravena, winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize, will be a keynote speaker at the great Montreal Gathering in October 2017.
    The World Design Summit Organization is proud to announce its first keynote speakers, two major figures in the design world and, more specifically, of urban design and architecture. This great gathering, which will bring thousands of people from everywhere on the planet to Montreal, from October 16 to 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD
  8. 5 Dec 16th, 2016 - Belinda Tato and Jan Gehl, two leadings lights of urban design, will be among the keynotes at the World Design Summit.
    The World Design Summit Organization is proud to announce its first keynote speakers, two major figures in the design world and, more specifically, of urban design and architecture. This great gathering, which will bring thousands of people from everywhere on the planet to Montreal, from October 16 to 25, 2017. DOWNLOAD
  9. 4 Oct 7th, 2016 - Call for proposals for the World Design Summit
    This is the First Call for Papers for the World Design Summit, to be held in Montréal, Canada from October 16 to 25, 2017. The World Design Summit Montréal 2017 is an unprecedented international event during which practitioners, academics and other players from the design scene will get together to address a broad spectrum of issues related to the various disciplines of design. The sessions will be constructed to foster crossovers and the exchange of knowledge between disciplines. DOWNLOAD
  10. 3 Oct 26th, 2015 - Historic agreement on cooperation signed by seven influential international design associations on the road to the 2017 World Design Summit Montreal
    Nine international organizations agreed to work together to make the world a better place by addressing global social and environmental problems through design. During the International Design Congress Summit hosted by the city of Gwangju and the Korea Craft Design Foundation the design agency of the Ministry Sports and Tourism Korea, all organizations agreed to and declare the following: We the participating the organization in the 2015 IDC in Gwangju Korea, recognize the critical role played by design in creating a world that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable, social equitable, and culturally diverse. The 2017 World Design Summit Montreal will be a historical opportunity to connect, generate a common voice, engage decision makers and lead by developing and action plan. We call on the international community in an active collaboration to ensure the success of this process. DOWNLOAD
  11. 2 Aug 26th, 2015 - Nomination of Hon. Sheila Copps as President of the WDSO
  12. 1 Dec 16th, 2014 - The Honourable Liza Frulla, P.C., named Chair of the board of Directors of the World Design Summit Organization (WDSO)
    The World Design Summit Organization (WDSO) announced today the creation of its Board of Directors, a means to ensure that all the conditions are in place for the success of an outstanding event that will bring together the whole of « Planet Design » in Montréal, in October 2017. DOWNLOAD

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