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The Humanity-Centered Design Summit

14 Nov 2024 @ 9:00am PST
15 Nov 2024 @ 7:00pm PST

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The Humanity-Centered Design Summit, November 14-15, 2024, in San Diego, California (USA) allows everyone to share their knowledge, their lessons learned from both failures and successes, and to provide guidance and a platform for sharing. The Summit marks the start of the creation of an active society where every year people gather to share and learn. There are two parts to the Summit: Talks by leaders in H+CD with breakout sessions, and an informal, participant-driven “unconference,” with format and conversations determined by the participants.

The Aga Khan Foundation is joining us in organizing (and presenting at) the summit. We hope that this first meeting might lead to a formal organization for practitioners and educators of humanity-centered projects.

The Summit is open to everyone: there are no admission fees but will require registration (Likley available a few months before the November Summit). We hope the Summit will become an important meeting place for practitioners doing these kinds of societal projects and educators preparing people for the task. 


One day 1 of the Summit, award winners are announced, and keynotes will discuss the challenges of working on community-based, participatory projects, including lessons learned. Breakout sessions will explore special topics, where award winners, both projects and educational groups, get to expand upon their experiences. 

Day 2. The morning will be a continuation of the summit and the afternoon an unconference, with no fixed agenda. Participants list topics of interest, attendees sign up for sessions, and each proceeds in whatever fashion they decide.

Anyone can attend the two days of the summit: No admission fees. We hope to make this an annual meeting to teach lessons learned for practitioners (supplementing the primarily academic Participatory Design Conferences).

14 Nov 2024 @ 9:00am PST
15 Nov 2024 @ 7:00pm PST

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