30GA qingdao

19.10.2024 General Assembly


The International Council of Design is pleased to announce that the 30 General Assembly (30GA) will be held on 19 October 2024 in tandem with the ICoD Platform Meeting from 17–18 October 2024, in Qingdao (China). The events will be hosted by the Tsinghua (Qingdao) Academy of Arts and Science Innovation Research (TASA), a research campus of ICoD Member Tsinghua University.

At the biennial General Assembly, Members consider and vote on policy, elect the next Executive Board, approve the financial statements, appoint the Audit Committee and ratify the admission of new ICoD Members, as well as discuss important proposals to make ICoD better able to serve the international design community.


Welcome Reception Wednesday 16 October 2024
An informal reception is planned for the evening of 16 October 2024. Participants should plan to arrive during the day of 16 October 2024. The Platform Meeting will take place on 17–18 October 2024, followed by a reception and exhibition opening on the evening of 18 October 2024. The 30GA will take place on 19 October 2024, ending with an ICoD Award reception. Participants should plan their departures for 20 October 2024.

Platform Meeting | Thursday 17 – Friday 18 October 2024
The first ICoD-TASA International Conference on Evolving Design Education Curricula will be conducted in conjunction with the Platform Meeting of ICoD Members offering a unique opportunity for interaction between design academics and professionals from around the world. Hosted at the recently completed campus of Tsinghua (Qingdao) Academy of Arts and Science Innovation Research (TASA), the conference will also celebrate the results of the first Summer Session conducted by the ICoD-TASA International Design Education Laboratory, a five-week intensive workshop involving delegations of students and lecturers from leading international and Chinese design schools. Teams of students will develop design solutions for alternative 2050 Scenarios.

Visit the PM2024 Qingdao event page for more information.

30 General Assembly | Saturday 19 October 2024
The ICoD 30GA (open to Members only) will also be held at the TASA Campus in Qingdao (China). At the biennial General Assembly, Members consider and vote on policy, elect the next Executive Board, approve the financial statements, and ratify the admission of new Members to the Council. This is a forum to discuss important proposals to better serve the international design community.

The 30 General Assembly and related activities will be held at:

No. 2565, Jiaozhouwan East Road, West Coast New Area, Qingdao, Shandong Province


A special arrangement has been made with the Qingdao SSAW Hotel to provide accommodation for the Platform Meeting and 30GA participants. The hotel is located in proximity to the TASA campus allowing participants to walk to the venue.

Please reserve your room here. Note that a special rate of RMB 350 has been determined for 13–21 October 2024, including breakfast. Payment will be completed by credit card at the hotel.

Further information concerning the event will be provided, including the issuing of invitations for obtaining visas.


Tsinghua (Qingdao) Academy of Arts and Science Innovation Research (host organisation)
The 30GA and related events will take place on the newly inaugurated Qingdao campus of ICoD Member Tsinghua University. The Tsinghua (Qingdao) Academy of Arts and Science Innovation Research, TASA, was established to promote research in areas supporting the integration of arts and science. The campus has a building area of over 127,000 square meters over 14 separate buildings. TASA is intended to create a platform for innovation incubation and research that facilitates interdisciplinary connections by bringing into full play the resources of Tsinghua University and the regional and industrial advantages of the city of Qingdao.

Qingdao, China (host city)
Qingdao is a port city in Shandong province in China. It is located on the south coast of the Shangdong Peninsula at the eastern entrance to Jiaozhou (Kiaochow) Bay, one of the best natural harbours in northern China. The city was selected to host the yachting events of the 2008 Olympics. Qingdao has always been a major base for heavy industry, including iron and steel manufacturing. It is the heart of Chinese train manufacturing and today produces China’s fast trains. Qingdao is well known for its expertise in engineering, marine sciences, technology and textile production and is home to many of China’s leading manufacturers. The city is a leader in film and television production. Qingdao is a centre for higher education and culture and is noted for its unique urban character, parks and beaches. The city has a population of 6 million. It is connected by high-speed train to Beijing and Shanghai and is served by Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport (TAO) with direct flights to Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia.


If you have any questions about the upcoming 30GA, please contact our General Manager, Marnie Guglielmi-Vitullo at office@theicod.org.

This Event page will be updated regularly.

30GA qingdao