Call for Sponsors

October 19, 2021

The Congress of the International Association of Societies of DesignResearch (IASDR) is a biannual conference series allowing academics, practitioners and students join together to explore contemporary agendas, emerging directions and future challenges that are at the forefront of design research. The ninth conference will be hosted by The Hong Kong PolytechnicUniversity School of Design on 5-9 December 2021 with the theme of IASDR 2021is ‘[ _ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes’. Please visit for the thematic outlines of this year.

This year’s conference is honoured to have the following renowned figures from the academia as distinguished keynote speakers:

Anne Boddington, Professor Emerita of Design Innovation at Kingston University
Nan Cao,
Professor of TongJi College of Design and Innovation
Rachel Cooper, Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University
Bruce Hanington,
Professor and Head of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University
Don Norman,
Distinguished Professor (emeritus) and Founder and first Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego
Miles Pennington,
Professor of Design Led Innovation, The University of Tokyo 

In addition, a rich programme with presentations of Papers, Pictorials, DesignedObjects, and graduate students’ works, together with workshops and panels, is targeted to attract around 600-700 academics, practitioners, students, and innovators from all over the world.

In the ever-changing global pandemic context of 2021, the congress is to be hosted entirely online, to allow for equal access from global attendees. 


Your Sponsorship

You are cordially invited to participate in the IASDR 2021 through our sponsorship programme. Your sponsorship of IASDR is a strong indication of your organization’s support to design and design research.

The following lists the levels of sponsorship and entitlements. The package can be adapted to your organization’s needs.

Entitlement / Sponsor Level Diamond
USD 10,000
USD 7,000
USD 3,000
Complimentary full registrations for people from your organization 6 3 2
Logo presence and link to company’s website on all announcements, promotional materials and giveaways as sponsor
Shown as Diamond Sponsor

Shown as Platinum Sponsor

Shown as Gold Sponsor
Logo presence on virtual event backdrops and opening and closing broadcast screens as sponsor (not including keynote sessions)
Promotional video of your organization played during broadcasting breaks to all participants
Exclusive logo presence at a keynote session (of the sponsor’s choice) (first come first served)
(additional session: USD1000)

Contact Us

For sponsorship applications and questions, please email our Publicity Chair at

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