IAD is the International Association of Designers. IAD accepts designers, artists, architects, craftsman and creatives members. The primary purpose of the organization is to push philanthropic, social and ethical design practices. The ultimate aim of the IAD is to promote good design practices and principles worldwide in order to improve quality of life of general public from across the globe. IAD annually organizes several initiatives to help their goals. These initatives are World Design Hub, Designer of the Year and World Design Consortium programs.

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The IAD Events list is a portal to important industry-related events from all around the globe. Please kindly be reminded that events listed below are for informational purposes and are not necessarily endorsed or organized by IAD. Events which comply with IAD's patronage and endorsement policies, competition or award guidelines, are highlighted with a green color.

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Access up to date news published by IAD and its members, get updated about recent happenings, events, news and developments in your sector. Submit interesting news stories to IAD. Get the lates communication of selected current events.

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Learn more about the IAD Executive Board, browse board profiles and details. Read mission statements of IAD board members and their short and long-term plans.

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The Prime Design Hub designation is a tool used for regional promotion as well as stimulating innovation, culture & economy in the designated region with good design. The Prime Design Hub designation by the IAD allows regions to follow the Council guidelines to organize a series of design events such as conferences, exhibitions, awards and workshops to promote the designated region as well as design within the region. WDH is a non-profit initative and open to applications from regions worldwide.

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The IAD members' index lists all the IAD members for each country. The purpose of the listing is to help our members get discovered and be connected. The online listing allows both members and interested parties to locate and stay connected with other members, colleagues and peers worldwide. Furthermore, logged-in members could also access the IAD Exchange data; i.e. further contacts information.

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Discover IAD membership eligibility criteria, benefits and options and explore the organizational structure. Learn about rules and regulations. Apply to become an IAD member.

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Take part in a leading dialogue platform regarding arts, architecture, design and creativity. Login to view private or public boards to get updated about best practices in the industry, access tenders, knowhow and discussions regarding the profession.

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The World Design Consortium is a grand initiative by the IAD that brings together award winning architects, designers, brands and developers under the same roof. World Design Consortium can be understood as the "Worlds' Largest Design & Development" consortium that includes thousands of award winning companies, individuals and institutions to deliver complex design solutions with ease.

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The Designer of The Year is a prestigious award given to a living designer or architect each year, issued by the IAD. The award is given to a living individual, over 40 years of age. Nomination to the award is free of charge and open to creatives; designers, artists, architects, innovators and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated and proven their design skills through international design competitions.

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