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Cumulus Conferences

Attending Cumulus conferences onsite or virtually is an invitation to be inspired by leading educators and practitioners from all over the world. Explore new contexts, and experience the rich diversity in approaches to art and design education and research represented by the global nature of Cumulus members.

A front-row seat to the global landscape of art and design

Cumulus conferences provide an educational environment for collaborative learning opportunities to present academic papers and posters, participate in workshops and exhibitions, meet with peers from Cumulus Working Groups, and network with the wider circle of Cumulus international partner organizations and friends. All Cumulus conferences create spaces for members to connect with delegates from different countries, make new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

Upcoming and Recent Conferences


Cumulus Nantes 2025


L’École de design Nantes Atlantique

June 3, 2025 - June 6, 2025






Cumulus Conferences Archive

Held in different regions of the world since the early days of our association’s founding, Cumulus Conferences are organized twice a year by our member universities and colleges with the support of the Cumulus Secretariat.

Would you like to host a Cumulus Conference?

The Cumulus Secretariat circulates a new call for conference hosts approximately every two years to all members.

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