14 March 2011
CFP: Cumulus conference Denver, USA September 2011 – enter by May 6, 2011
Call open! From Understanding to Design and Back Again conference hosted by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, USA on September 30 - October 2, 2011.
'If you want to do something new, you have to stop doing something old.' Peter Drucker
As designers we have come full circle in our quest to create a sustainable world. Designers can no longer be spectators. The boundaries we are used to have disappeared and as human beings we "play" a real role in designing the world around us.
In our world of design the color "green" has now become more complex and is shaded in many hues. Some of these hues are divided into social, environmental, economic, functional, renewable and responsible. Others have not yet be identified yet but are proving to become major change agents in the future of the responsible designer. The reality is that designers are now beginning to see "green" as still being complex but becoming more holistic and part of their everyday lives. They are beginning to understand the problem globally by creating design solutions that are causing positive effects on how they live, work, learn and play.
Conference information http://cumulus2011denver.org/
CALL FOR PAPERS
Creating a Sustainable Present
ABSTRACT INFORMATION DUE BY APRIL 15, 2011, midnight CST USA -> extended deadline May 6, 2011
Presenters of accepted abstracts/proposals will be notified via email by May 7, 2011
Abstract submission http://cumulus2011denver.org/
The Cumulus Denver 2011 conference -- From Understanding to Design and Back Again -- invites all interested parties, including Cumulus Association members and non-members, to submit conference papers that address the conference themes and/or sustainability design focus.
From Understanding to Design and Back Again: Creating a Sustainable Present
Sub-themes including, but not limited to:
- Human-centered design
- Ethics and sustainability
- Sustainable Design
- Art and theory
- Green design
- Fine Arts as part of global discourse
- New frontiers and innovation
Open for conference participation:
- LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSIONS presenting experiences, perspectives, or completed projects.
- Reports addressing the conference themes by students, professors, researchers, professionals, artists, and designers from Cumulus schools and universities, and business partners working with Cumulus schools, or non-Cumulus associated parties.
Proposal and Final Paper Specifications
- Abstracts. Fill out online submission form and submit abstracts by April 15, 2011, midnight CST USA.
- Selection process. 20-30 abstracts will be selected for 50-minute conference presentations (approximately 25-30 minute presentation and 15-20 minute discussion). Abstracts will be peer-reviewed online by international reviewers, including Cumulus board members, invited by the conference directors. Papers will be selected on criteria including clarity of concept, adherence to conference themes, originality, and presentation viability.
- Acceptance. Accepted abstract authors will be notified by May 7, 2011 via email
- If your abstract is accepted for conference presentation:
- Authors will receive feedback on full papers by August 1, 2011
- Final Paper should be limited to 2500-3000 words (excluding references) and follow APA publication style. All articles must be written in English. Please refrain from using jargon in your writing and keep the style simple and clear.
- Format. MS WORD (.doc or .docx) format is required for all submissions. Please limit your file size to 2MB (including illustrations) and label file in the following manner:
- Full Paper-MAIN AUTHOR'S SURNAME_FULLPAPER_CUMULUS_RMCAD11.doc
- Final Paper-MAIN AUTHOR'S SURNAME_FINALPAPER_CUMULUS_RMCAD11.doc
- Copyright. It is understood that by submitting papers, you are agreeing to participate in and allow for the publication of your work in an eventual publication of the conference proceedings in an academic/non-commercial work. Authors are assigning copyright of the submitted article to the conference host and/or Cumulus, however, traditional authorial rights will not be infringed upon by assigning copyright in this manner, as authors retain the right to re-use the content of the article.
CUMULUS DENVER 2011 CONFERENCE CONTACT PERSONS
Co-Chair, Communications Design
Dean, Fine and Liberal Arts
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)
1600 Pierce St., Denver, CO 80214, USA