Public Events

This year, IDDS travels to Cambridge, Botswana, Colombia, and Ghana. Look out for more information about participant applications coming soon!

November 8, 2014

Rethink Relief 2014

Rethink Relief is an intense design workshop dedicated to creating technologies for humanitarian relief that specifically address the gap between short-term relief and long-term sustainable development. This hands-on event is an unique opportunity for practitioners, … More →

June 14, 2015

IDDS Waste – Cali, Colombia

Date: June 14 – June 28, 2015 Location:  Cali, Colombia IDDS Waste is a two-week, bi-lingual (English and Spanish), waste-themed design summit in Cali, which will bring together waste pickers, business leaders, municipal workers, students, … More →

July 5, 2015

IDDS 2015 – Refining Prototypes

Date: July 5 – August 8, 2015 Location:  Kumasi, Ghana IDDS 2015 is a five-week summit that aims to provide an international platform for developing technological solutions to challenges prevailing in agriculture, renewable energy, and … More →

August 15, 2015

IDDS D’kar – Botswana

Date: August 15 – August 30, 2015 Location:  D’Kar, Botswana The San communities in Bostswana have a variety of appropriate technologies that they interact with daily as they strive in their desert environment.  These technologies … More →