The Design Research Society, in collaboration with host universities, organises the DRS biennial international conference bringing the word-wide Design Research community together to discuss and present on practice and theory of current interest. This new series of DRS conferences began in 2002 with the 'Common Ground' conference in London. You can find out about the past biennial conferences here.
The DRS organises a variety of symposia and provides support and sponsorship for design research events for affiliated organisation. The Design Research Society sponsors and is affiliated with a wide range of design research events. These include conferences and events of the International Association of Design Research Societies (IASDR). DRS also collaborates fully in the IASDR biennial conferences.
DRS Special Interest Groups hold conferences, symposia and meetings to examine issue of the day in specific areas of interest.
If your institution would like to host the DRS Biennial Conference in the future, get in touch with the DRS Council via our Administration office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once a year, usually in October, the DRS holds a symposium to accompany its Annual General Meeting.
Upcoming events are listed in the Announcements column and on the News pages with clickable links to relevant pages of information and contact details.
You can access information, reports and proceedings about all DRS and associated past meetings on the following pages:
- DRS Biennial Conferences
- DRS SIG events
- Joint DRS Cumulus Events
- IASDR Conferences
- DRS AGM and Symposia
- Other events
Apply for DRS Endorsement
The Design Research Society wishes to encourage, recognise and promote high quality events which support its aims throughout the world. The endorsement scheme provides support for members who are organising conferences and other events that will promote the development of design research and its international community. Members may apply for endorsement of conferences and symposia of whatever size, by completing an application form which will provide enough information to allow DRS Council to assess the quality of the event.