ISDDE 2019

Design For the Future

The 15th Annual Conference of the International Society for Design and Development in Education will be held at the University of Pittsburgh, Sept 16th to 19th, 2019.

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The conference theme, Design for the Future, highlighted the new emerging challenges in STEM educational design, connecting to Pittsburgh's long-standing focus on technology and education.

Continuing traditions set by previous conferences, the meeting was intimate (capped at 90 participants) and highly participatory by design. Attendees, top educational STEM designers from throughout the world, enjoyed inspirational plenary talks, presentations/poster showcases focusing on new educational designs or special challenges to educational design, small group work sessions on pressing problems of practice, and many meals and informal conversations over food and drink; this was not your usual conference in format or focus. The conference toke place at the University of Pittsburgh in the emerging phoenix of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

ISDDE was formed to help educational designers work effectively as a coherent professional design and development community. The goals of the Society are (1) improving the design and development process (2) building a design community and (3) increasing our impact on educational practice.

Contact Christian Schunn at with questions about the conference.