The OnDesign Conference Program lineup is shaping up and includes presentations, tours, and hands-on design workshops. Sessions will feature projects, presenters and panelists from around the world including:
Brazil • Haiti • Italy • Kenya • Malaysia • UK • USA
and a range of topics including:
sensory rich children’s environments • creative project funding • green design • strategies for projects with limited budgets • inclusive design • a wide range of children’s environments both indoors and outdoors
In addition to the optional tours already announced, participants will also be able to tour the Harold E. Jones Child Study Center at the University of California Berkeley and a recently completed Reggio influenced Italian Language Immersion preschool in San Francisco. Hands-on workshops will offer design themes ranging from furniture design, to outdoor playscapes, children’s museum exhibits and global development.
Above all, the conference will offer unparalleled opportunities for sharing best practices, learning from fellow professionals and global networking.
- Mike Lindstrom - Program co-chair
International Working Forum OnDesign for Children 2012
World Forum Foundation
Global Collaborative OnDesign for Children
June 27-29, 2012 • Berkeley, California (USA)
Reminder: Save $100 if you register before June 1. Learn more and register at worldforumfoundation.org/ondesign
Tuesday, June 26 –
Morning – Early Registration for Tour Participants
9 am-3 pm – Optional Children’s Centers & Museum Tour – $45, Includes box lunch. Limited to 35 participants. Registration Required. Please see separate email about OnDesign Tours and Activities.
Afternoon – Early Registration
5:30-7:00 pm – Welcome Reception at ICRI Offices in Berkeley, no charge
Wednesday, June 27 –
Morning – Coffee and Registration, Site Visits, Small Group Kick-off
Lunch – Welcome Presentation and Luncheon
Afternoon – Choice of Lively Sessions and Site Tours
Evening – Poster Sessions with Wine and Cheese, Presentation, Dinner and Music
Thursday, June 28 –
Morning – Breakfast with Ken Jaffe and Bonnie Neugebauer, Working Group Planning, Choice of Lively Sessions and Site Tours
Lunch – on your own
Afternoon – Hands-on Design Charrettes
Evening – Architects for Humanity Presentation, Dinner and Music
Friday, June 29 –
Morning – Breakfast (on your own), Choice of Lively Sessions and Site Tours
Lunch – Closing Presentation and Luncheon
2 pm – International Mud Day Celebration no cost
3-9 pm – Optional Afternoon & Evening Tour: Hidden Gems of San Francisco – $30, plus cost of dinner. Limited to 35 participants. Registration required.
Saturday, June 30th
7 am-10 pm – Optional All Day Tour to Columbia College Child Development Center in Sonora and then to Yosemite National Park. Travel by van. Currently limited to 14 participants. Cost will include share of gas and park admission (please budget up to $20). Meals not included. Registration required.
For more information, please visit worldforumfoundation.org/ondesign, or email firstname.lastname@example.org