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  2010-11-01  |   The 2011 IDA Congress and Supporting Events


The 2011 IDA Congress and Supporting Events
Please Join us in Taipei in October, 2011!
The 2011 IDA Congress Taipei will be the first international design event which integrates the fields of industrial, graphic and interior design since the establishment of International Design Alliance (IDA). Main components of 2011 IDA Congress Taipei include IDA Congress (Oct. 24-26, 2011) and General Assembly (Oct. 27-28, 2011), Int’l Design Expo (Sept. 30- Oct. 30, 2011), Next-Generation Designers’ Workshops (Oct. 17-21, 2011), Design Tours, Welcome Party, Culture Night, and Taipei Night. The organizer sincerely invites designers all over the world to take part in the congress, and have a memorable experience in Taipei, the city of joy, passion and glamour.
The IDA congress
The IDA congress, a major event of the 2011 IDA Congress Taipei, will invite renowned speakers from wide-ranging disciplines such as economic development, internet, bio-tech, urbanism, international migration, and various other fields related to design, with an estimate of 3,000 participants from home and abroad.
The 2011 Int’l Design Expo
The 2011 Int’l Design Expo is another major event under the said congress. It will display works of graphic and interior design, architecture, and arts. Visitors will experience past to future lifestyles through this grand event. With the theme “Design at the Edges", the expo transforms static display of the past into “creative global design interaction.” Works of design and design-related fields from Taiwan and abroad will be on display. The expo is expected to cover 12,200 square metres. Design promotion agencies, design organisations and companies, world-famous enterprises and educational institutions from all over the world are cordially invited to take part in this event which is expected to attract an estimate of 1 million visitors from home and abroad.
Next-Generation Designers’ Workshops
It is an international event especially for young designers all over the world. Persons with a creative mind with different nationalities and cultural backgrounds born after Oct. 17, 1979 are welcome to apply. About 30 workshops with different design themes will be held with the participation of Taiwan’s top 30 design colleges. From contemporary artwork, digital design, to traditional crafts, these boundary-crossing workshops centred around different themes will help participants broaden their horizon of creativity and experience design approaches at different cultural angles.
Host Member Organization:Taiwan Design Center
In partnership with:Taiwan Design Alliance
Host Government Partners:Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taipei City Government
If you plan to attend the above events, just book youth hostels and get a special discount without HI card. Please book hostels online and confirm your reservation. A list of youth hostels in Taipei is available at: https://www.ezhotel.com.tw/cyh/index.php?set=2&groupno=135&langtype=1&hotelid=2

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