The Design & Health World Congress& Exhibition is the centerpiece of the Academy’s activities. The five day event, which includes a three day conference, a Gala Awards dinner, and study visits to local healthcare and architectural sites of interest, is the leading global forum supporting a continuous dialogue between researchers and practitioners in the field. Delivered in partnership with leading professional bodies, academic institutions, health providers and industry sponsors, the congress engages the world’s foremost interdisciplinary network of architects, designers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, health planners and policy makers. The foundation of the event’s success is a rigorous ‘double blind’ selection process of research papers and case studies. After the success of its first event in 1997, the congress has travelled the world delivering its message and expanding its network.
The Academy’s international symposiums and workshops in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and North America respond to local challenges concerned with the research and professional practice of design and health within a global context. By blending leading international speakers with local speakers, the symposiums allow participants to explore how global ideas can be adapted to solve local problems.
The International Academy for Design & Health’s global events programme is designed to develop and transfer knowledge and understanding of healthy built environment around the world.