The 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE)

The E&PDE conference is held every year in different cities around Europe. In 2020, we have the pleasure of having the conference at VIA Design in Herning, and we are really looking forward to it. 

The E&PDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have an interest in sharing new perspectives on design & engineering education.
The conference will provide a forum for educators, practitioners and students from product development, engineering and industrial design, together with industry to discuss current educational issues and the nature of design education now and in the future.

It is an international conference with approx. 150 participants from all over the world, so there is plenty of opportunity to gain new knowledge, share experiences and for networking!
The conference takes place on September 10-11th 2020, with the opportunity to also attend workshops the day before the conference starts as an add-on. 

New demands are constantly being placed on future employees in relation to the rapidly growing technological development. How do we best prepare our students to be able to navigate in this changing world, where they must be able to generate new and improved solutions based on existing practices and at the same time be at the forefront of development? 

Process: There are two ways to participate:

  • Present a paper at the conference
  • Attend as a spectator / guest 

We encourage anyone with an interest in the area to submit abstracts by November 18th 2019. The abstract must be max 1 page. See abstract template here.

Visual Track: In addition to the 9 sub-topics related to the main theme, there is a “Visual Track” – Sketching in Design Practice, Education & Research, which you also may submit abstracts to.