School of Design co-hosting national conference

Feb 28, 2024 | Design, General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech’s award-winning School of Design (SOD) is co-hosting the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS).

NCBDS 39 will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Tech’s co-host.

Complete information is on the event website, designed by Tech’s Tom Futrell.

“This is another big win for us, considering that this national conference is usually super selective in its assignments,” Tech SOD director Dr. Pasquale DePaola said.

All conference sessions, meals, and the keynote presentation will be held at the Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise (LITE) Center Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1, and in Joel L. Fletcher Hall on Saturday, March 2. The closing reception will be a traditional crawfish boil.

The NCBDS is a national peer-reviewed scholarly gathering dedicated to the study and practice of beginning design education. The NCBDS provides a forum for design educators to present papers and projects and to hold discussions related to introductory design issues.

The conference welcomes new faculty to attend and participate. This event provides opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, networking, and presentation of research and pedagogical methods within an inclusive environment.

Abstracts for papers and projects are blind-reviewed for acceptance, full papers and projects are presented at the conference, and proceedings of the papers and posters are published with ISBN.

Read more about the history of NCBDS.