The event aims to address the whole area of
creativity in design and the collaborative
processes that generate innovation and
design excellence in the built environment.
In addition to learning from some examples
from completed projects, the event will focus
on current and future work, with the
emphasis being on conceptual design and
the design process itself rather than just the
Who is it for?
The event will appeal to engineers, architects,
planners, educators, researchers and all
those concerned about achieving innovation
and improving creativity in design for the built
The event will comprise plenary sessions,
parallel sessions and design workshops.
The plenary sessions will include keynote
lectures by invited speakers related to the
theme of the conference.
Building on the precedent established at the
Geneva Conference in 2015, the parallel
sessions will be of two types:
- Lecture format sessions: conventional
lecture format with presentations and an
opportunity for short discussions. Abstracts
for papers to be presented in these sessions
are now invited.
- Seminar format sessions: a few short
presentations to describe the theme/topic of
the seminar followed by round table
discussion facilitated by the session
Chairman, with maximum interaction from the
delegates. Ideas for these interactive
sessions are now invited.
In addition, there will be a series of practical,
creative design workshops or charrettes.
These will offer delegates the opportunity to
participate and interact in small groups
facilitated by established designers and
practitioners. The workshops will incorporate
aspects of online collaborative working and
data sharing with our international partners in
South Africa and elsewhere. More details on
these design workshops will be published
nearer the time, but delegates will have the
opportunity to choose whether to participate
in one or more of the workshops and/or
attend the parallel sessions. Numbers will be
limited, and applications to participate in a
workshop will need to be made in advance
of the event.