Registration

23-25 October
Internationals
09:00-20:00, Beijing Gehua New Century Hotel
No.19 Gulouwai Avenue (Gulouwai Dajie) Beijing, 100015
Tel: +86 10 62028888
Chinese (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao)
09:00-18:00, Central Academy of Fine Arts
No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijin,g 100102
Tel: +86 10 64771330

26-30 October

08:00-17:00, Central Academy of Fine Arts
No. 8 Hua Jia Di Nan Jie
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100102
Tel: +86 10 64771330

* All delegates who stay in Gehua New Century can register there.

Please note: on-site registration is NOT available at the NCPA on 26th October. Please finish on-site registration before the 26th for attendance at the Congress Opening at the NCPA.


Congress Map

Invitation Request

If you would like to request an invitation to the events of the Congress and Beijing Design Week, please contact: invitation@beijing2009.org

Forum of Chinese Type Design & Awards Presentation of CHINESE KAISHU, 5th FounderType Chinese Type Design Competition

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The culture of Chinese characters has long historical roots a nd profound meanings; it fosters China’s ancientcivilization and advances the cultural evolvement of it. Kaishu (a formal script of Chinese characters), in the entirehistory of Chinese characters, enjoys an irreplaceable status and holds significant meanings: it embodies theChinese humanistic spirits and demonstrates an understanding and representation of beauty.

News

BusinessWeek Central Academy of Fine Arts recognised by BUSINESSWEEK
China's Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), host organiser of Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009, has been recognised by BusinessWeek in its annual ranking of the world's best design schools... Read More

The Olympics in Design

2000+ attendees
97 internationally renowned speakers from 6 continents
45 workshops around China
25 exhibitions
13 design-related events
Opening ceremony at Beijing's iconic NCPA

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Overview

Hosted by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), the biennial Icograda World Design Congress will be held in Beijing, China for the first time. ... Read More

Education Conference

List of Education Conference Full Paper Submission ... Read More

Pre-Congress Workshops

Online registration is also open for the pre-Congress workshops. These will take place on 19-24 October 2009 in a dozen cities around China. International designers, design educators and design students are welcome to participate in this cultural experience.

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Official Icograda WDC 2009 Blog

Introducing the official blog for Xin: Icograda World Design Congress (WDC) Beijing 2009. Devoted to behind-the-scenes information about the Congress, the blog will act as a place of commentary and exchange, and aims to serve up a delectable (design) appetite, all in anticipation of this year’s event.

www.beijing2009.org/blog/

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Mr. Long Yongtu announced as Keynote speaker

Long Yongtu Mr. Long Yongtu, Secretary-General of Boao Forum for Asia has been announced as a keynote speaker for Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing. His speech will be part of the Opening Ceremony protocols on the 26 October.

Symbolic of the Congress's link with United Nations Day, Mr. Long was previously in charge of multilateral economic and trade affairs between China and the United Nations development agencies and served as Chief Negotiator for China's accession to the World Trade Organization, dedicating more than 10 years to the lengthy process that brought China into the global trading system....
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Chinese Graphic Design in the 20th Century: A Documentary

Chinese Graphic Design in the 20th Century showcases design objects such as Chinese posters, magazines and newspapers from the 20th century, and other graphic design-related objects, individual profiles and relevant documents.

Selected Exhibitions

Greengaged
Greengaged
The organizing committee of Icograda World Design Congress 2009 Beijing and the 1st Beijing Design Week is glad to announce the Greengaged-China sustainable design events, a collaboration between Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), British Council (China), Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Network China (DESIS-China) and Greengaged (UK), as part of the congress in October 2009. This series of events include a pre-conference workshop, presentations at the professional conference and an exhibition.

Graphex 2008
Graphex the Best of Visual Communications in Canada

Graphex the Best of Visual Communications in Canada features winning entries of Graphex 2008 and will be staged in Beijing during the Icograda World Design Congress 2009 at the Gallery of the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University

Call for Creative Design

Impressions of China National Centre for the Performing Arts

The organisers of the Icograda World Design Congress Beijing 2009 are pleased to announce the call for Creative Design: Impressions of China National Centre for the Performing Arts. MORE...

   

Marketing Development

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Keynote Speakers

SpeakerMr. Long Yongtu, Secretary-General of Boao Forum for Asia has been announced as a keynote speaker for Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing. His speech will be part of the Opening Ceremony protocols on the 26 October.
SpeakerBorn in Zhejiang, China in 1947, Pan Gongkai is both a renowned painter and an art historian. As a painter, Pan Gongkai has held solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, as well as other parts of the world. He is the current president of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China.
Sol Sender (US)
SpeakerWhile a principal of the design agency Sender LLC, Sol Sender directed a team of designers that created the Obama campaign logo, laying the foundation for a transformative design strategy that powerfully supported a message of hope and change.
Kohei Sugiura (Japan)
SpeakerJapanese graphic designer Kohei Sugiura specialises in posters, calendars, record covers, catalogues and stamps and later books, magazines, exhibitions, film and television graphics. He is regarded as one of Japan’s most innovative designers; Hollywood, Buddhism, Space Age, quotations and typography influence his work.
Jan van Toorn (the Netherlands)
SpeakerJan van Toorn is one of the most significant and influential Dutch graphic designers to have emerged since the early 1960s. The emotional charge in his designs stem from his interest in investigating visual meaning. His work, poses a challenge to visual communication that is relevant today.
Patrick Whitney (US)
SpeakerProfessor Whitney is Dean of the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. He has published and lectured throughout the world about how to make technological innovations more humane, the link between design and business strategy, and methods of designing interactive communications. He was chairman of the ICOGRADA Conference in 1978.
SpeakerPeter Isaacson is the Vice President of Worldwide Education for Adobe Systems. Isaacson oversees a team of business and marketing professionals focusing on K-12 and Higher Education, as well as curriculum, certification and professional development.

 




Host
Beijing Municipal People's Government
Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China
Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China


Organisers
China Central Academy of Fine Arts
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Beijing Industrial Design Center
Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group