The first annual IDEEC (International Design Education Expo & Conference) is an innovative, dynamic, motivating event that is developed through global design institutions. Our global perspectives, diverse culture, and wide-ranging specialties is what makes our conference unique. It also provides special reinforcement to the design education community. We have gathered the best designers in the education community and academia to speak on philosophy, professional practice, social responsibility, and relevant topics that will make a vital impact in many different ways.
The IDEEC inspires designers, educators, and students working in the ﬁeld of visual communication and information design around the world by delivering relevant programming and beneﬁts in a personal and thoughtful way. Through this event and networking, participants will experience professional and personal growth, and the sharing of the desire and responsibility to help shape aspiring minds in the future.
The ﬁrst IDEEC (International Design Education Expo & Conference) will be held August 2019 in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. Each member institution will host the event in turn once a year, during the summer. This year’s event will take place at Hammer Theatre in downtown San Jose, California near the San Jose State University campus. Hundreds of faculty and student groups from international universities are invited to display their design research and projects along with leading industry professional designers.
This event consists of three parts: a conference, exhibition, and workshop. San Jose State University is partnering with the Granshan Foundation (non-Latin typography research and practice organization) and AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) to host this exciting free conference to share the value and diversity of design education with invited international educational institutions.