We welcome you to Vancouver, Canada!
ICED17, Aug. 21-25, 2017 on UBC Campus
For the first-ever ICED in Canada, we wish to invite you to come explore a most beautiful corner of the world. The Pacific Northwest is home to distinctive natural vistas and cultural heritage, full of entrepreneurial design spirit in engineering and the arts, and ecologically aware of the critical role we all must play in the safeguarding of our planet’s resources and public safety through innovation and design.
We invite you to rally around the theme of “Resource-Sensitive Design”, which encompasses design practice for and in resource-limited societies, as well as recognizes that all design is, fundamentally, resource-limited. Good design is elegant, effective, efficient and simple. How can we teach that spirit, learn that ethic, embrace it culturally and plan for its sustainability? Let’s make ICED17 move the intellectual conversation forward in this important domain.
H.F. Machiel Van der Loos (chair)